Veggie Luncheon


1 cup white beans

2 cups water

1/4 cup oil

2 tsp salt

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic

1/4 tsp turmeric

1 tsp ground fennel

1 tsp sage

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp soy sauce

2 3/4 cup wheat gluten




Get water steaming in your steamer.

Place all ingredients except the gluten flour in a blender and process until smooth.

Pour into a bowl. Add gluten flour and work into a dough. Shape dough into a log and wrap in heavy duty foil/or cheese cloth like a sausage roll. Try to make the roll as thick as possible. Steam for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 175 degrees C in the last 15 mins of steaming. Remove seitan from steamer and bake for 45-60 mins. Seitan should swell and press against the foil. Cool and slice as needed for sandwiches. This seitan holds up very well and can be shaved very thin. Store in the fridge!



I found this recipe to be extremely versatile. You can flavour it the way you like as long as you stick to the bean, gluten and water ratio. A friend of mine has even cooked it in a smoker with great results. Kids love this and its great for anyone’s lunchbox or sandwiches. – Amanda

Source:¬†Amanda Sorrenson –¬†Adapted from Vegan Dad –