The last few days I have really been in the mood for some hearty "seitany" meals - thick, rich, complex, filling... So, tonight I made the "Seitan Bourguignonne" (that's some crazy spelling!!) from "Voluptuous Vegan."
It's a very nice recipe, and just what I was in the mood for. It wasn't at all hard to make, but it was crazy complicated. I actually had to get out a piece of paper and write down things like "roasted peppers: 8:30" "seitan: 9:10" "onions: 9:05" ... for the times when each various component was ready to be removed from the oven, added to something etc. Ha! But it's a rich and stewy dish - full of red wine and a marinade made with miso, soy sauce, garlic, mirin, vinegar, red wine... It's got 2 kinds of mushrooms in it, seitan, onions, red peppers, and peas. I served it over rice.
I don't really like mushrooms, but even more than I don't like mushrooms I've decided that I don't like being limited away from mushroom-having-dishes. So I am working on developing a taste/tolerance/appreciation for them. I do like the richness that they give... and it seems like if they are cooked up and cut into relatively small bits then I can downright enjoy them. Imagine that!
If you're in the mood to cook, I'd recommend this tasty and hearty recipe!