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Hail Satan!

This is a ‘stuff’ post as to a ‘fizz’ post, sorry about that.

I just saw a word that sent me rushing to consult the great God Google.

Seitan

WTF is that? I asked myself.

I discovered, by following the link that seitan is vege stuff/substitute looking gunge.

It appears to be one of those things that vegans and veges use to replace meat.

I can only comment that it looks disgusting and if it tastes as bad as it looks, then God help all who sail in her.

For some perverse reason people flagellate themselves in order to be vegans and veges. I am sorry, but I do not see the point.

This, apparently, is seitan

It almost looks meatish. It didn’t resemble anything like the preparation photos. Should you be interested in trying to make this then you can check out Vege 101

I, however, will not.

Definition: Although it is made from wheat, seitan has little in common with flour or bread. Also called “wheat meat”, “wheat gluten” or simply “gluten”, seitan becomes surprisingly similar to the look and texture of meat when cooked, making it a popular meat substitute. Seitan is also high in protein, making it a popular protein source for vegetarians. Asian restaurants often use seitan as a vegetarian mock meat, and seitan is also the base for several commercially available products such as Tofurky deli slices.

Source: About.com Read more

At least I now know what seitan is, and it doesn’t turn my crank at all. But if you are so inclined, then you’re welcome to it.

I’ll stick to Mother Nature’s proven designed meats.