Monday, October 2, 2017

Vegetarian 'Steak'

Growing up a Vegetarian with parents who raised chickens for their eggs, cows for their milk, cream, butter and buttermilk. A garden was a must for all the beautiful vegetables and fruits, even nuts to add to some very tasty dishes. My Mother was an amazing cook, creating delicious meals for our family. Growing up we were surrounded by so much Love, which was given freely along with hugs, kisses and also through the meals that my Mother prepared. This I carry on for my family and friends. Creating healthy vegetarian meals is always an adventure, but also a way to express my Love to all that 'sample' my cooking. Create, share and enjoy this recipe for Vegetarian 'steak', use your imagination to add this to many recipes, soups, stews, sandwiches - and share your Love.


The ingredients you will need.

Chickpeas are mashed.

Vital Wheat Gluten is mixed with the dry ingredients.

The mashed chickpeas are added to the dry ingredients.

Everything is mixed together except the broth.

The broth is added and the dough is kneaded ready to be cut into 'steaks'.

The simmering liquid is ready for the 'steaks'.

The dough is cut into 'steaks'.

'Steaks' are pressed and ready for to be simmered.

'Steaks' are in the simmering liquid for 30 minutes

Cover pan and set timer

'Steaks' after the 30 minutes cooking time.

Vegetarian 'Steaks' fragrant and full of flavour, ready for your creations.


1 cup vital wheat gluten
2-4 Tbsp. tomato paste (I used my own ground tomato powder)
1/2 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp. soy sauce (I used Mushroom Soy Sauce)
1 tsp garlic powder
Pinch salt
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed - mashed (or kidney beans)
1 medium onion, diced fine
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 cups water

Mix together dry ingredients. 
Mash chickpeas and mix into dry ingredients using spoon or your hands until it is crumbly and incorporated well.
In a separate bowl, mix together the 1/2 cup vegetable broth, soy sauce
Add the wet ingredients and knead 3-5 minutes.

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, mix together the rest of the vegetable broth, water, diced onions, garlic, soy sauce. Bring to a boil and turn heat to a simmer.
Place the patties into the simmering mixture and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Drain and set aside.

In a sauté pan, add coconut butter or oil of your choice and heat on medium heat. Add the patties and sauté until patties are nicely browned on both sides.

'We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.'

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