I was standing in Whole Foods the other day waiting on the person in front of me to choose their item out of the mock meat section. As they blankly stared into the glass, I knew they would be a while. I finally said "excuse me" and proceeded to grab two packages of seitan. They looked at me and said, "What are you gonna do with that?" I love when people ask me food questions! I proceeded to let them know and educated them about the product. They were so excited, I was happy, and I was feeling great about gaining a few new followers to my blog.
Seitan is such a quick, versatile, inexpensive, and high-protein ingredient. It is made from cooked wheat gluten. I have used it in many meals, and on this particular day I wanted to make vegan quesadillas. My husband liked the idea, so we made it a family event. My husband, daughter, and I had a blast creating this meal, and I hope you enjoy the recipe!
Flavorful, filling, guac-tastic, nutritious, and only seven ingredients to make!
Author: The Sensible Vegan
Recipe Type: Entree
Serving size: 1 whole quesadilla Calories: 398 Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Carbohydrates: 70.5g Sugar: 2g Sodium: 430mg Fiber: 10.3g Protein: 23.2g
Burrito bowls, burritos, nachos, and salads are some of my favorite vegan recipes to make. I just finished my 21 Day Vegan Challenge group, and during the last week of the group I ate only a raw vegan diet. I felt really great, and I decided to start incorporating more raw meals into my week. I had decided to make taco salad for dinner, so I made a raw version and another version with tofu as well. Normally I make walnut meat, but I was out of walnuts. So, I improvised and hoped for the best. I used cashews instead, and I am so glad that I did! I will probably use cashews for this recipe from now on. The sweetness of the cashews combined with the seasoning that I used made the salad extraordinary.
I don't know why I didn't think of making cashew meat before now! Sometime the best recipes happen accidentally. Occasionally I have a bunch of ingredients to put together, and I think it's going to make the best recipe...and it doesn't happen. I don't do that often, but sometimes what I think is great in my head doesn't translate as greatness to my taste buds with the finished product. Trial and error. Anyway, if you like cashews I think you will be pleased with this recipe.
Fresh, zesty, packed with protein and fiber, and only 10 ingredients to make!
Author: The Sensible Vegan
Recipe Type: Raw Salad
Serving size: 1 salad Calories: 187 Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 2g
Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 3.7g Sodium: 171mg Fiber: 12g Protein: 8.5g
About Tabatha James
Tabatha James is a wife, mom, and children's book author who loves creating vegan recipes with 10 ingredients or less!