This morning I went to a cooking class called "Meatless Meals" taught by Stephanie Petersen (aka Chef Tess) of http://cheftessbakeresse.blogspot.com/ taught at Preparing Wisely at http://www.preparingwisely.com/. This lady is not only beautiful but fun and full of all kinds of information. You really need to read her bio she is AMAZING! Anyway, I had so much fun and learned so much about making wheat meat. Hot dogs of all things were shown how to be made. How fun is that? I can't wait to make them. While we were there she made us a sample of spaghetti with a sausage. It was really yummy!
When I had tried to make wheat meat before it was where you have to rinse and rinse and rinse and save the starch and the fiber and then not end up with enough of the gluten to make anything. So I have tried before but this was WAY faster and EASIER! You can make sausage or all kinds, hamburger, chicken and even get this ROAST! Crazy! The can of gluten will last on your shelf (unopened) for 7 to 8 years. You can mix as you go or she showed how to have the mixes ready on your shelves either stored in plastic bags or for a longer shelf life in a jar with an oxygen absorber packet . COOL BEANS!!
I know this isn't for everyone but if it comes to the time you don't have meat in the freezer or your budget has been squeezed so tight it is screaming this will be a life saver.
Now I was a Ovo-Lacto-Vegan for 2 years (meaning I ate dairy products) and I have been leaning more to going to a vegan or raw food diet. I just have a hard time giving up my steaks so this could be a way to go.
Stephanie aka Chef Tess has 2 cookbooks that come from the compiled blog entries of recipes. I will be purchasing these books in the next weeks.
So go on over check out her beautiful blog and try some of the recipes.
Hope everyone is having a great day. Hugs, Bobbi Jo