Monday, May 12, 2008

fake meat (no recipe)

I am going to get a scale soon, as that is the only sane way I can think of to keep track of nutritional content in my cooking.

I don't really have a recipe written up yet, but I took a bunch of pictures while I was making it. Fake meat started as an obsession to copy my vegetarian roommates fake chicken sticks. And that was okay.

For the trail, I decided to make seitan. It was hard to eat on the trail, despite being easy to make at home.

I had been working with a grain based recipe. Grain textures, grain proteins.

Now I am working with a ton of mushrooms
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And getting carbohydrate and protein from azuki, black, and anasazi beans.
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They are all mixed together after cooking, and set aside.
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A ton of garlic (not pictured), Corn, Leeks, Green Garlic, Bell Peppers, and onions are coooked and set aside.
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Cooked it looks like this, just quickly heated over high heat.
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A mixture of many grains and seeds are cooked with some textured vegetable protein, and vital wheat gluten.
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I mash the cooled dried beans.
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add in the grains and vegetables.
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I am ommitting a lot of spices that will be detailed in the recipe when I write it up. The mix is spread and dried on trays, while some is eaten fresh.
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once dried it looks like this. MMmmm.
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I put one or two chips into my mashed potatoes, and, it was pretty good. I liked it, and will be doing it again.
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cooking the mixture on the beach
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Fuel for a 35 mile weekend, pretty tasty, and very quick.
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Cheers,

2 comments:

QT said...

I love it when you post recipes, even tho you don't really post the "details", per se. The pic of the mushrooms made my mouth water!

Cayenne Redmonk said...

thank you ! I'm hoping to get more details into my recipes soon. I am still learning how to take notes and photograph while I cook. I was really pleased with the mushroom picture, I'm glad you liked it.