The Creative Life ~ Let’s Get Cooking!

What is your favourite vegetarian dish? My hubby and I went plant-based/vegetarian/flexitarian four years ago and we love to try new vegetarian recipes offering bold flavors.

I have been experimenting with seitan because some of the commercially produced substitute meat products are not always healthy. Knowing what is in your food is important to me. That is one reason we have our own farm. To grow our own food and provide local food to our community. If you are ever in the Fredericton, New Brunswick area, drop me a line or stop by the Nice Family Farm.

I do a lot of research for new recipes. I follow a lot of vegan and vegetarian chefs and influencers on Instagram that will point me toward another chef or recipe. This is part of my research and planning of an easy plant-based cookbook for anyone who would like to try out a plant-based recipe once in a while. Mostly for my own purpose, to have all my favourites in one place.

One person I always go to when I want to try an easy vegan recipe, especially when it comes to seitan, I go to Maya on Instagram. One of her visions:

We want to reach people: With uncomplicated recipes and sustainable products. We want to connect and inspire cultures and generations. With Fitgreenmind it should be possible for everyone to integrate a healthy and sustainable lifestyle into everyday life.

She started her journey in 2019 and has been going strong with a successful Instagram page, and a cookbook and now has her own products for sale. She has opened the door to easy vegan eating for me and my family.

One of my favourite recipes of Maya’s is the Mock Duck seitan recipe. What I like about Maya is she shares it takes her a few times to test the recipe to get it right. I have made the mock duck three times and the third time I figured out you need to knead the seitan for a better texture. It’s a great arm workout.

Here is the recipe from Instagram:

-1 Cup (190g) canned chickpeas
-1/2 cups (125ml) water
-1 Tsp salt
-1 small cooked beetroot
-1 Cup (130g) vital wheat gluten
-2/3 Cup (75g) chickpea flour
-1 Tbsp miso paste
-4 cups (1L) water
-4 Tbsp soy sauce
-1/8 cup (30ml) of the broth
-1 Tbsp sugar
-3 Tbsp soy sauce
-2 cloves garlic
-1/2 Chili
-zest and juice of 1/2 lime
BLEND 1-2mins/SHAPE into 5 pieces and score them/COOK in the broth 15mins/FRY in oil then add the sauce

We live to serve the mock duck with roasted potatoes and veggies. If you try this recipe, let me know how it went. I love hearing from you.

Thank you for stopping by.

Until Next Time, Keep on Typing…

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