Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Seitan Chunks, Homemade Basil Whole Wheat Pasta, Tomato Sauce, Chocolate Chip Blondies

Dinner 1/23 by Amy and Juan

• Seitan Chunks

• Homemade Basil Whole Wheat Pasta

• Tomato Sauce

• Chocolate Chip Blondies

Juan made some chunks of seitan using his seitan recipe. Some pieces were fried and the rest were baked. The fried pieces are my favorite, but baking them is healthier because they use less oil.

For the pasta, we used Bryanna Grogan Clark's pasta recipe with chickpea flour as the binder. Even though the recipe says to use some whole wheat and some unbleached white, I use all whole wheat and added dried basil for some color and flavor. Juan whipped up some tomato sauce using the tomato puree we canned in the summer from our garden.

Dessert was the chocolate chip blondies from Simple Treats by Ellen Abraham. They were so tasty! And we had all of the ingredients on hand, so that's a bonus!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and am very happy I did. Your food looks amazing. Particularly this most recent post about the Seitan Chunks and pasta, it looks so wonderful I am drooling at my desk at work. I really gotta stop looking at food blogs when I am hungry and its getting close to lunchtime.

Nice to see a fellow Missourian! I live in Columbia. I heard about the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage when I read Richard Heinberg's book "The Party's Over" about Peak Oil, and was interested in such a progressive place here in our own state of Missouri! Neat!