Sunday, April 22, 2012
Seitan Bean Soup
Here in Cleveland Ohio it's been quite cold and rainy, not freezing but cold enough where you need a jacket and the windows have to be kept closed to keep the draft outdoors.
The other day I really needed to warm up and soup was the answer to my cold bones, so I made a Seitan bean soup. First I made my own seiten, cut it in small pieces and then poured everything into a soup pot. It was delicious and just the right meal to kill those annoying cold jitters.
Here's my recipe.
1-1/2 c. gluten flour
2 containers of vegetable broth
1 tsp. salt
Mix the flour & salt together, then add slowly the hot boiling vegetable broth until the flour becomes a ball., make sure it is well mixed, then throw the ball into the remaining vegetable broth and boil the seitan ball in the broth for 40 minutes on a low simmer heat.
Once the 40 minutes are over take the seitan out and slice it like a sliced ham, then cube the slices. Put these cubed pieces into your soup pot.
Add to the soup pot these ingredients:
3 c. of mixed beans for soup (cooked)
1 c. full of uncooked couscous
2 c. of chopped fresh kale
5 chopped sprigs of cilantro
2 Jamon envelopes
1 envelope of sazon
3 T. sofrito (recipe in my recipe file)
add according to your taste buds some salt, black pepper, crushed pepper, dried basil,
garlic powder & onion powder
Add water to the pot as needed for the soup mix amount you need and boil the soup on medium for 35 minutes. Turn off heat and let the soup sit for about 15 minutes before eating. ENJOY!
From my Caribbean Vegan Kitchen to yours...SALUD!