Sometime in the 7th century while making dough from wheat flour in a tub of cold water monks in China noticed that the more they kneaded the flour the more the starches dissipated. They kept kneading and were eventually left with a chewy protein-like substance which they called Mien Ching or Buddha’s Food, simmering it in broth for several hours to lend it additional flavor.
Later, Mien Ching made its way to Japan where chefs adapted the product into what they called Fu and flavored with shoyu, kombu and ginger in order to create what Macrobiotics founder George Oshawa later called Seitan. Finally, sometime in the 1970’s Seattle Chef David Lee added a European flavor-profile to his self-styled Seitan creating Field Roast.
Today, Field Roast Grain Meat Company offers texturally superlative grain-meat burgers and well-flavored sausages that can be quickly crumbled and pan-fried with garlic, onions, mushrooms,herbs, tomato paste, a pinch of nutmeg and a splash of balsamic vinegar for a speedy Vegan Bolognese.
Dolcedì’ is a new, all-natural liquid sweetener made from 100% organic apples that offers a natural low-glycemic alternative to sugar. Dolcedì’ can be used any way you would use traditional table sugar or honey. Its neutral flavor enhances rather than alters the taste of food, and with 25% fewer calories than sugar, it is certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-free, Kosher and Vegan.