Over the past few weeks I've used my crockpot more than I had in the
previous year or so of owning it. It's a tiny one with only one setting
("On") but it got us a good batch of Hoppin' John on New Year's day,
some okay "baked" beans, and most recently I've used it for easy seitan!
haven't eaten land animals in decades but I do like a chewy, "meaty"
mouthfeel in food. So far, the best homemade seitan recipe I have found
is from the now defunct blog A Veg*n for Dinner. It's the Seitan Fillet Mignon
and I probably should have taken a peek at it before making seitan last
night. Still, my batch, based on a ratio of 1 part vital wheat gluten
to 3/4 part liquid, was pretty tasty. The biggest boon, however, was
simmering it overnight in the crockpot. TONS of flavour and no hassle! I
flipped it over in the broth once a few hours after putting it in but
other than that I didn't touch it until this morning when I remove…