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This Lemon Parsley Seitan "Chicken" recipe is one example of homemade seitan success!

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Definition: Seitan is a vegan meat substitute derived from cooking wheat gluten, the protein component in wheat which has been separated from the grain. High in protein and low in carbohydrates, seitan is an ideal meat substitute that can be purchased ready to eat and can also easily be made at home. While making seitan from scratch involves a somewhat lengthy process of kneading the gluten out of wheat flour by hand, seitan can be prepared by purchasing vital wheat gluten, combining this with water, and either boiling or baking the mixture.

Here are a few seitan recipes to try:

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