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 Post subject: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:06 pm 
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Does anyone has this or tested from it?

Gonna order one soon.

Seitan is of those recipes that I can never have too many of, as they tend to all me a little different.

I like Kris's 100 Best Vegan Baking this, so I tend to have some trust this will be good!

Kris-- are you on here??

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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:47 am 
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Ooooh, I'm interested in this too. I was very close to pre-ordering it, but I was buying a bunch of other cookbooks and decided to hold off until someone said SOMETHING about it.

It sounds really interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:29 am 
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Not much of a look inside feature on Amazon, but there's a table of contents plus a peek at a few recipes at the below link for any who are interested. I also really enjoyed Kris' dessert books, so am very tempted to get this one.

https://books.google.ca/books?id=aub5DA ... an&f=false


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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:23 am 
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My book arrived! Its a small 'paperback novel' size with no pictures. Haven't cooked from yet but recipes all look good!


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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:36 am 
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I'm disappointed to see that some recipes call for: eggs, butter and parmesan. At a glance it looks like the majority of the book is vegan though. The ones containing dairy and eggs tend to be more what to do with the seitan.

I'm very surprised at this and annoyed, as Kris's old books have been all vegan, so I was expecting a vegan cookbook, however it does not say vegan anywhere on the book.


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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:22 am 
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I would never have expected that either! Took it off my wishlist.


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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:15 am 
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I did a bit of a double take when I read some of the recipes contain eggs dairy and butter.

Surprised there was no explanation in the front of the book!

It is labelled 'plant based' which I assume to mean vegan these days--but apparently not!


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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:06 pm 
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Wow, that is a huge disappointment. I have all her other books - except the non-vegan one she wrote for Trader Joe's - and was very much looking forward to this one. I'm also taking it off my wishlist.

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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:40 pm 
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I caved and got the Kindle version. Just wanted to point out that almost all of the recipes that contain dairy/eggs have a vegan variation, usually only a matter of swapping with a non-dairy alternative, but sometimes it's a bit more involved. The only one I found that didn't have a vegan option was the carbonara recipe.


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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:17 am 
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That's so weird! Seitan is so vegan-y. Like I don't think I've ever seen a seitan recipe or use that isn't vegan.


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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:16 pm 
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I made the ground beef and it turned about great. Interestingly it has shredded carrot- in it- which I'm not sure what that achieves.


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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:00 am 
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that's super weird that a seitan book isn't vegan.

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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:28 am 
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I wonder why the review on Amazon criticizing it for having eggs and dairy has been removed. I was hoping it was going to be good, too. I love to mess with seitan.

Otherdimension, are you finding it beneficial?

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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:47 pm 
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Hi Zsu!

Just made the ground beef thus far and it was tasty.

There's a recipe "your grandmothers seitan" which is the old school way of making seitan (which I enjoy making).

A few recipes for other beef products, have grated beet in them, which I haven't seen before (presumably for colour)

There's not much information on gluten itself re: history, amount of flour vs liquid, different textures etc, which may have been nice if one was new to making setian.

Does anyone have "Cooking With Seitan" by Barbara Jacobs and Leonard Jacobs? This looks like more of comprehensive gluten book (although its not 100% vegan either).

I should note that all of the base products are vegan, it more the "what to do with seitan" recipes that aren't vegan.

From memory guessing this book is about 80% vegan....

Those reviews on Amazon sound suss to me, in the sense they sound like people wrote them without actually reviewing the book.

I think this is still a nice little book!


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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
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Yes, I have that one and Sky's new seitan book. That one doesn't have a history either (or I skimmed over it?), but that one is nice. It has a good variety even if not everything comes out fantastic.

I saw the grandma's seitan in the look feature and don't really get why she adds white flour; it has no bran and very little protein.

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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:08 pm 
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sorry off topic, but speaking of seitan.....

Zsu!

Did you everyday roast in the pressure cooker (high for 30 minutes) and it turned out great!


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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:29 am 
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I am so glad. If it was spongy, it is because of the high temp of the pressure cooker. When you heat seitan to more than boiling it changes texture and flavor.

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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
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Zsu-- surprisingly it wasn't!

Perhaps the cheese cloth and twine made the difference?

I've made it three times, twice in the oven and once in the pressure cooker. I couldn't detect any difference!

Pressure cooker nice as it cuts down on the lengthy cooking time.


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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:13 pm 
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Oh! the roast! Does it taste too seitan-y? (yes, the cheesecloth and the tofu keep it from becoming spongy. I thought you meant the Simple Seitan, which I think would get spongy). If not, that's how I'll do it, too!

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 Post subject: Re: Bringing Home The Seitan by Kris Holechek Peters
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:37 pm 
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Hi Zsu!

No, the roast turned out perfect! Taste and texture exactly like oven baked version! (which I've made twice before in oven). Helpful tip for anyone wanting to speed up cooking!

I used my Breville fast/slow pro, which I think is the equivalent to an "instapot"

Thanks Zsu!


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