Welcome to October, my favorite month of pumpkins, cooler weather and spooky costumes. In keeping with the costume tradition, my blog persona for this month will be vital wheat gluten, aka Seitan.
My good friend, Tofu and I will be blogging alternate days on our respective pages. Seitan will be speaking here. Tofu’s commentary will be found on http://wokwildside.com
I should let you know my costume as Seitan includes high heels, red horns, a spiked tail and a blue dress. (I am a Devil with a Blue Dress on). So I should say a bit more about the shoes, or meals or rather the…
I don’t know about you, but I have trouble with my heels. When I arrive near the end of a loaf of bread; the avoidance, neglect and distain I feel for the two slices (which are really entire pieces of crust) mock me. I even avoid the pieces touching the heels- guilt by association. I have found a solution. Croutons.
Take those two heels and their counterparts (4-8 slices of bread depending on your prejudice) cube them into 1″ pieces. Drizzle olive oil on a baking sheet, dump the cubs onto the sheet, drizzle with more oil, sprinkle oiled bread with 1 Tablespoon each: Mrs. Dash (or other salt free seasoning), garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bake in a 375 degree F. oven for about 10-15 minutes until the bread is toasted and the aroma is rich. Toss the now healed heels with your favorite salad, or use as a garnish for a harvest soup.