Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vegetarian Jerk Cheese steak

So this past week I experimented with making my own seitan. For those of you who don't know, seitan is made with wheat gluten. Its a meat substitute and is high in protein. I have had prepackaged seitan and I have had it at vegetarian restaurants but an ex-coworker of mine told me one time that its nothing like making your own. I had put it off for a minute but finally I decided it was time to make it happen. The process of making it is pretty easy. Its almost in a way like making drop biscuits, instead of dropping your seitan on a baking dish you are dropping them in a simmering pot of stock.

Yesterday I made chicken strips out of it and today I made vegetarian jerk cheese steak. (I really wanted to make the vegetarian cheese steak mine own, so I added the jerk seasoning.) The texture of the meat was very much like that of rib-eye steak or flank steak. I am really looking forward to other dishes I can use and create with homemade seitan and because you start off with a dry mix you have almost total control of the taste of the "meat." I am including some pics for you guys to see what the finished seitan looks like and the other pics are pics of my cheese steak filling. Enjoy. I know I did...

PS...blogger twisted up my image order and I was too lazy to switch it back, so don't judge me LOL!!! You get the gist of whats going on.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Art and Life...

Are the roads less traveled safe
Roads that are less traveled are often-
Tough to take.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Hello Faithful few, I know I said I might surprise you guys with some poetry this week but...I GOTS NOTHING! I do...I Do....I DO HAVE SOME ART THIS WEEK THOUGH!!!

I know you can hardly contain yourself. Its OK. I was pretty excited myself when I finished it. Its the piece I was working on for the 6X6X2011 @ Rochester Contemporary Art Center I call it "The Rhinacorn" Until next week.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Week that was...

Hello faithful few! Another week has come and gone, can you believe it? I have been still working on my 6X6 piece and I have had a few more pieces blowing in the wind. I worked on the Goddess painting I started a couple of months ago. I started adding more elements to it. I added a pic for you guys to see my update:) I hope to have it finished in a couple of weeks and as always I will keep you posted. I know this is a short post this week but I'll make it up to guys. I promise. Plus since its National Poetry Month this month I might surprise you guys with a little poetry in my next post.


Saturday, April 2, 2011


Hey I just thought I would show you guys an image of what I am working on for the
6X6X2011 @ Rochester Contemporary Art Center in a couple of months. There will be more images forth coming as I work on it more. I totally spaced on the MAP Auction event. It was yesterday and the day that I had to have my work hung was last tuesday. I hadnt even started on anything for it;) I don't know why I thought I had more time. I thought it was later this month. Oh well there is always next year :D