This has been a week already! Partway through the day at work yesterday, I started feeling awful with a migraine, nausea, aches, and no energy. When I got home, I found I had a fever and ended up parked on the couch most of the evening. I felt better enough to get back to work this morning and it seems like it was a 24-hour flu that a co-worker had last week – lucky me! Actually, I am lucky it seemed to clear up faster for me, but still not feeling %100 and iffy on how I’ll be feeling for running a half marathon this weekend. Ugh!
Miko wasn’t feeling good either last night because I had to take his favorite toy away when he started ripping out the fuzz and gagging on it. But he’s much better tonight after I stopped by PetSmart on the way home to get him a new squeaky Halloween witch toy.
And he’s not giving it back!
Would you believe that I’ve never tried seitan? Not sure why, maybe because it seemed pricier than tofu. But WestSoy Cubed Seitan was on sale at Whole Foods this weekend, so I grabbed one to try.
I like that, according to the package, it’s interchangeable with chicken or beef as a healthier meat alternative. And I really liked that it’s Non-GMO verified since that’s a hot topic lately. I’m not a huge fan of fake meat, but it seemed like a good compromise option for non-vegan hubby and I. Especially since it’s loaded with protein with a hefty 21 grams per serving.
It looks a lot like meat which is a little freaky to me.
I kept it simple by sauteing it in a little olive oil to crisp the edges.
Then added it to a huge kale salad to make it a meal salad.
The texture of the seitan is very chewy and hearty, probably a lot like real meat and could possibly be deceiving in the right dishes. The flavor is mild and possibly bland by itself, but it’s a great blank canvas for any seasoning, stir fries, salads, and whatever that’s quick to cook.
I would buy it again for a fast meal for hubby and I and I even think it’s worth full price.