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Better-than-Beef Meatless Meat

Seitan Macaroni and “Cheese” Casserole
yields an 8″ x 12″ casserole

1 lb. macaroni noodles
1 cup water
3/4 cup tofu, rinsed & drained
a squeeze of lemon juice
1/4 cup oil
1 Tbsp. tamari
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
garlic & onion powder, to taste
1 Tbsp. tahini
6 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp. oil
3 cups seitan, cut into bite-sized pieces
garlic & onion powder
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast

Topping
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup tofu, rinsed, drained & mashed
1 Tbsp. cashew butter or tahini
2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. sea salt

1.  In boiling water, cook pasta according to directions on package.
2.  In a blender, blend the water, mashed tofu and remaining ingredients in first column.
3.  When noodles are cooked, drain and set aside in an oiled casserole dish.
4.  In an oiled skillet, pan fry the seitan chunks with garlic/onion powder & yeast.
5.  Add the seitan chunks to the pasta in the casserole and pour the blended mixture over. Mix. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350° for 20 minutes, stirring periodically.
6.  In a blender, blend the Topping ingredients. Pour over the casserole and bake for 20-30 more minutes.


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Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World – a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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9:21PM PDT on Jul 19, 2013

Wheat-gluten meat? That's revolting and extremely unhealthy. Would never touch the stuff, much less feed it to my cat.

9:21PM PDT on Jul 19, 2013

Wheat-gluten meat? That's revolting and extremely unhealthy. Would never touch the stuff, much less feed it to my cat.

6:49AM PST on Nov 7, 2011

I never heard of it. Thank you.

4:41AM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

Seitan is incredibly easy (and cheap!) to make at home...just Google "how to make seitan".
You can make a batch and keep it in the frig a couple of weeks.
The

7:10PM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

Always good to learn about other food possibilities that are healthy and meatless. The grocery store needs to add more to their offerings for meatless foods. The seitan looks very good-I have heard and read about it before. Thanks for the tips!~~

11:44AM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

I have been a vegan for 15 years and don't need any meat substitutes.Yes, I make veggie burgers from carrots and other veggies on hand and you do taste the veggies.

5:11PM PDT on May 2, 2011

Good ideas. That dish looks delicious. I love it. Thanks.

11:40AM PST on Nov 13, 2010

Thanks for great recipes, good luck girl!

12:38AM PST on Nov 11, 2010

Thank you.

10:12PM PDT on Nov 4, 2010

Seitan - never heard of it. Meat subtitutes dont worry me. I stick to my fruit and veggies.

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