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Seitan Chorizo

My husband asked me to get some soy chorizo but when I went to the store to get it, I made a mistake (or not) and started reading the ingredients list and put the chorizo right back. With a list so long of additives that most I cannot pronounce or want to have in my body there is no way I’m feeding that to my family. So here I was no chorizo and a hungry crowed. I thought how hard can it really be to make my own. I mean I made seitan sausages before so for a chorizo I just needed to add tons of spices and flavors. I’m happy to announce that IT was that easy and IT resulted in some of the best darn chorizo ever without those nasty ingredients that I can’t pronounce.

Wet ingredients:

1 ½ cup vegetable broth
4 tbsp. ketchup
3 tbsp. olive oil
3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
6 garlic cloves, grated
1/5 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp. Harissa paste or any other chili paste
1/4 tsp. liquid smoke
Dry ingredients:
1 2/3 vital wheat gluten
¼ cup garbanzo bean flour
¼ cup nutritional yeast
4 tsp. chili pepper
3 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 12 tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
Preheat oven to F400. Mix first the wet ingredients in a small bowl and then the dry ones in a large bowl or in a kitchen aid. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and work to glossy dough. You want to work the dough for a few minutes. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes and then remove dough from bowl onto a counter top and knead dough for a few minutes.  Divide dough into 6 pieces and shape into sausage rolls. Roll them up in small pieces of foil and twist the ends up. Bake in a baking dish for 25 minutes. Let sausages cool completely in the foil. Now you can slice then, BBQ or cook any way want.

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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