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    I made meat!

    OK, so it's not really meat. It's a lunch-meat substitute that I found on Vegan Dad's blog. (There are other recepes I plan to try soon, too!) It's on the dry side, but it's really tasty. It's a lot like Tofurky, actually. In fact, I may never buy another Tofurkey again. Sorry, Turtle Island Foods. I really like your product and all, but if I can make something from scratch, by golly I'm gonna do it!

    My alterations were: a few tablespoons of Bragg's and a few tablespoons of nutritional yeast... because everything is better with nootch.

    The recipe uses gluten, but it's different than plain ol' seitan, so I thought I'd start a thread. Anyone else making their own lunch meat?
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    Oo! Nice. My husband and I love the smart deli fake turkey slices, so this would be a great thing to try. I don't currently have a steaming apparatus, but I really should get one.

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    Aww hell yeah! :NOM:
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    Question - was it easy to slice thin like lunch meat? Or do you have a mandolin or some such? (Or is that mandoline? Is one of them the instrument?)

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    I dream about making my own meats and using a meat slicer to make delectable sandwiches.
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    My parents have this crazy electric meat slicer. That thing is so scary! But it slices meats really thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lentil View Post
    My parents have this crazy electric meat slicer. That thing is so scary! But it slices meats really thin.
    I have this idea that seitan would be so great thinly sliced with one of those.
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    Yeah, it probably would be. I'd be too afraid to use it though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lentil View Post
    Yeah, it probably would be. I'd be too afraid to use it though!
    Yeah it's scary.

    C'mon, you're a scientist, doncha deal with particle accelerators and flux capacitors all the time? Do it! For science!
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    I used a serrated knife (a bread knife) and was able to cut it thinly. A regular knife works OK, but I think serrated does the job better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandelion View Post
    I have this idea that seitan would be so great thinly sliced with one of those.
    Our co-op sells BBQ seitan that is so thinly sliced they must use one of those deli meat slicers. It is soooo good. And soooo expensive. I may give this recipe a try one day. It reminds me of the seitan o' greatness, but made with beans and steamed. Sounds nommy!

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