Seitan, a vegan mock meat, is so easy to make and use! Tasty and high protein. You simply get some wheat gluten powder, just like people use in bread baking. Mix the gluten to water in a 1:1 ratio...I usually do 1 cup gluten and one cup water. Knead for 5 minutes, then cut into desired shape and simmer in very seasoned broth for one hour. Use in recipes.
Below: here's what the seitan looked like after I kneaded it and chopped it into chunks. Here, I am putting it into a savory broth.
Below: here's what it looked like after simmering in broth 1 hr.
below: here it is in a tasty faux "beef" and asparagus stir fry.
below: and here, I baked it with beans for a "beenie weenie" type summer picnic dish.