Monday, September 17, 2007

Southern Seitan (cue 'The Devil went Down to Georgia')

We really enjoyed this meal yesterday!

Bryanna's 'Vegan Pork Tenderloin' tops steamed organic Collard Greens. Beside that is Robin Robertson's 'Skillet Cornbread' surrounded by tomatoes from a friend's bountiful garden. I prefer collards with a little Earth Balance, sea salt, and a big squeeze of lemon juice.





You need to make the 'Vegan Pork Tenderloin' the day or more before. Plan ahead, it takes well over 4 hours from start to finish, and then, it's best after being in the fridge overnight. It's a great thing to do while laundry is going, and it's really quite fun and easy. Here I'm forming the dough to place in my Romertopf clay cooker with the cooking broth waiting to be poured on. I've printed out the recipes from the Everyday Dish DVD, and keep them in a file folder.


This is our favorite faux meat recipe. Just look at how nicely it slices, and it tastes great. When we eat packaged faux meat products at home, it's usually because we're out of this. This time, I used bbq sauce instead of ketchup in the basting broth, and Art used the same sauce to saute it in on the stove.

On my quest to find more recipes like this, I emailed Bryanna, and found out she is working on a seitan e-book. I can't wait for it to be available!

The 'Skillet Cornbread' recipe is in this month's VegNews (p. 63). The article convinced me to break out our cast iron skillet, but first I needed to season it:

1. Scour thoroughly with hot water and soap; dry
2. Coat with cooking oil (vegetable works well)
3. Heat in 300* oven for an hour
4. Remove excess oil after cooled

We really enjoyed the cornbread! Art says it's possibly the best he's eaten. It was crusty outside & soft inside. I think using a cast iron skillet makes all the difference.

19 comments:

Taylor said...

That pork tenderloin looks really good. Is there a recipe printed somewhere online?

theONLYtania said...

Oh man.. "pork" really does look good. I'm a little thrown by the four hour thing.. but I can't say that I'm busy on Sundays! I really need to get that DVD!
Really nice plating too :)

Jody from VegChic said...

I've yet to subscribed to Bryanna's recipe quarterly, but every time I see her stuff, I think maybe I should! (At least I did get a few of her cookbooks.) Those cutlets look sooo good.

Thanks for the seasoning tip. I need to season an old skillet of mine.

Who doesn't love corn bread?

aTxVegn said...

That meal looks fabulous! I'm glad Bryanna is working on a seitan e-book cuz I know you'll make all the recipes and post them!

It was fun reading about you in the post below.

Vegan Knitting said...

Since someone said it already, I'll just say "yeah that" to Jody's comment!

bazu said...

I love skillet cornbread! My cast iron pans are like pets- lovingly cared for and spoiled! And I'm loving the look of that seitan- what a great meal!

VeggieGirl said...

wow, what a delicious-looking southern feast! :0)

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

Thanks for posting on my blog! Great to find another vegan blogger with similar train of thought (environmentally active). I love how you mentioned that Jay Leno commented about global warming and meat! I'm going to investigate it on YouTube!

Nikk said...

I really want to eat dinner at your house sometime! :)

Candice said...

MMM I love cornbread. You know I dont have a cast iron pan... Well my bday is coming up. And i have that magazine, i was wondering how i was thinking double. It looks yummy!

Johanna3 said...

that food looks so good, i like a lot to read about you in the past post!

Vegan_Noodle said...

SOunds like the perfect southern meal! I've been wantin to try that vegan pork tenderloin recipe from the dvd....

Mihl said...

Thank you for posting on my blog! I wish I could make my own seitan as well. My motor has to be store bought
seitan because I can't get anything like vital wheat gluten. That pork tenderloin looks really good and I think I could serve this to my meat eater father for Sunday's lunch.

laura jesser said...

What a great meal! Perfect fare for listening to "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," hee hee. The tenderloin looks delicious, and served on top of a bed of collard greens just pushes it over the edge!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Aaahhh!!! I really need to get that DVD! I almost always make my cornbread in the skillet. I love the crusty bottom. It's the best part.

Jackie said...

My attempt at the PPK seitan was a disaster last week so I shall try Bryanna the next time around as she is so great when it comes to kitchen challenged types like myself....hence I might have great recipes on my blog but never show you what my results look like against the original chefs photos LOL

Veganista said...

Hmmm, I think I am going to have to try making that vegan tenderloin. It looks great and from what you say here it must be fantastic! That cornbread looks pretty fetching too.

Love the vinegar cleaner tip in the latest post. I've been thinking lately that I should try to transition away from a lot of the commercial cleaners I've been using...most are not environmentally friendly, probably not animal-friendly either.

anywhere_Smile said...

Now that we have described discount links of london the one way linking process, how can you get links of london silver websites to link just to you? One answer is that it is links of london sale dependent on your sites content, especially if you links london jewellery have unique content. Other websites will link cheap links of london to you if you have interesting content that links london bracelet compliments their content. The problem is that you london links charms really have to have something exceptional. links of london watches sale One easy way to get a type of one way link called discount links of london rings a back-link. These are links to articles that you cheap links of london necklaces have written and distributed through article directories.

每当遇见你 said...

The walk by celebrities down the red carpet at the cheap pandora bracelets annual Academy Awards is probably just as anticipated by television viewers all over the world as the presentation of the awards themselves. The ladies are the stars of the show, and there's pandora bangle just something enthralling about seeing them decked out in all their finery for the event. The gowns and the jewelry they’re wearing all reinforce that they are stars, a step above us ordinary mortals. Pandora necklace There have been many examples of female celebrities who have been photographed wearing pieces of jewelry that are simply stunning at the Oscars throughout the years. Madonna, for instance, pandora necklace silver was wearing $20 million worth of diamonds at her neck, ears, and wrists at the 1991 Oscars. At this year's event, the jewelry worn by the stars were no less eye-catching, cheap pandora necklaces and they included just about every design imaginable in cheap pandora beads just about every hue of the rainbow. new pandora beads Best Actress nominee Keira Knightley was wearing a vintage pandora bead Bulgari chandelier necklace of diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, cheap pandora earrings whose colors were reminiscent of a peacock's feathers. cheap pandora sets Jennifer Lopez was wearing dangling earrings and a necklace of gold and diamonds by Fred Leighton, discount pandora sets who also designed Dolly Parton's earrings and brooch. Charlize Theron's tawny earrings were supplied by Chopard; so were Hilary Swank's diamond earrings, bracelet and ring.