Saturday, March 13, 2010

Leftovers + Spices = Stuffing

I had many meals with the seitan I made a couple of days ago and, honestly, I am ready to move on. However, I hate to throw food away. I decided to attempt a vegan stuffing because it is a taste that is very different from the other meals I've made lately. I have some of a baguette leftover from a dinner the other night, seitan, some fresh veggies, and a cupboard full of spices.

Here's what I chose to do:
1/4 Baguette cut into cubes (or a size that seems appropriate for eating)
1/2 cup seitan cut into small pieces
1 stalk celery, diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
generous dash of thyme, rosemary, basil, and oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 to 1 cup Veggie broth (I used a low sodium one)

I sauteed the seitan, celery, onion and spices in a bit of olive oil for about 5 minutes. In a bowl I combined the bread and the sauteed goods with the broth. With the oven at 350F, I put the mixture into a Pyrex bread dish and cooked it covered for 15 minutes and uncovered for about 10 more, until golden brown.
Before I put it in the oven:

 My end result wasn't as salty as I usually prefer (I suspect that I over-salt everything) but still very flavorful. Next time I might even add more rosemary and slice the seitan a little bigger so that it can compete with the bread.


Nanci said...

Does everything taste as good as it looks?

Randi said...

well, i think most of it is decent.

bree said...

Yes, Nanci! Actually, I'd argue that most of it is even more delicious than the camera betrays..