Hello Hello all! Hope everyone had a great weekend! So after a recent trip that I took to Native Foods to taste test their new Wild Buffalo Wrap, I was in love and I knew I had to come home and make my own Little House of Veggies version inspired by theirs. All I can say is that if you love spicy food, this meal is amazing and you will crave it again and again. I have made it (by request of my family) 3 times recently. We are not even close to being sick of it. I made my own seitan from scratch, but you can definitely get the store bought seitan for this also, or you could use Gardein vegan Chicken for an incredibly quick and easy meal! You all have to try this! Its that good!
Spicy Buffalo 'Chicken' wraps with Ranch
What You Need:
1 recipe Buffalo sauce, below
1 recipe Morgan's Ranch, below
1 batch of homemade seitan (recipe below) cut into thick strips, about 1 inch thick by 4-5 inches long, or store bought seitan, or Gardein vegan chicken
whole grain wraps
chopped romaine lettuce
In a large mixing bowl, mix together about 5 cups all purpose flour and 1 cups white whole wheat, whole wheat pastry or regular whole wheat flower, and 1 cup of vital wheat gluten.
Mix the dry ingredients well, and then add in about 3-4 cups of water. Add slowly, and as soon as the mixture has come together in a nice ball that is sticky, but not sticking to anything. Knead the dough for a few minutes, and then let it rest for 10-20 minutes.
After letting the dough rest, fill a large bowl with water. Knead the dough under the water until the water is very white and milky. dump out the water and refill, repeating the process. You will do this about 15 times until the water is pretty clear. Your dough will look more like this when the rinsing process is done...
Make this into whatever shapes or sizes that you like. I usually make 1 large load that I can slice, cube, dice, cut into strips, etc. I like to wrap the whole loaf up with cheesecloth to hold it together while it cooks.
Now it is ready to cook. Fill up a large soup pot with anything you want to cook it in. I like to use water with a touch of soy sauce and different herbs and spices. Cook for about 1 1/2 hours. Remove and let cool. season with a pinch of salt and pepper or with whatever seasonings you will be cooking with. Now you can dice, cut, fry, whatever you want to do with it. For this recipe I cut it into strips that were 1 inch thick by about 4-5 inches long.
Morgan's Vegan Ranch:
This is so easy! I make it all the time for dip/dressing/and sauce.
1/2 cup Veganaise (vegan mayo)
1/4 cup soymilk
handful of fresh parsley
1 tsp dried dill or 3 tsp fresh dill
1 tsp garlic powder
cracked black pepper
In a bowl add about 1/2 cup Veganaise (vegan mayo). To that add a handful of fresh parsley, a tsp of dried or 3 tsp fresh dill, 1 tsp garlic powder, crack of black pepper. Mix well, and then add soymilk to create the consistency of ranch dressing. About 1/4 cup or so. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Morgan's Spicy Buffalo Sauce:
1/4 cup Louisiana Hot Sauce
3 Tbsp. Earth Balance butter
1 tsp garlic powder
Melt the 3 Tbsp. of Earth Balance butter. To that add the Louisiana Hot Sauce and garlic powder.. Whisk well and set aside.
To Make the Buffalo Wraps:
In a bowl combine 1/2 cup flour, pinch of paprika, salt and pepper. Dredge the seitan strips in the flour mixture.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet (enough to just cover the bottom of the pan, 3-4 tbsp.). Pan fry the strips on both sides. Place the strips in the buffalo sauce and toss to coat.
In a whole grain wrap place lettuce, carrots, buffalo strips, and ranch dressing and ENJOY! Serve with celery stick, fruit, or chips.