Make your own meat substitute - It's easier than you may think!

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  • 130g Vital wheat gluten
  • 45g chickpea flour
  • 25g Nutritional yeast flakes, fortified with B12
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 50ml soy sauce
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • Method

    Place the vital wheat gluten, chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, paprika, garlic and onion powder in a large mixing bowl and add 270ml of water. Mix well until dough and knead for 3-4 minutes. If it's a bit sticky add a little more vital wheat gluten. Shape into a thick short roll.

    Three quarters fill a large saucepan with water, add the stock cubes and soy sauce and bring to the boil, then gently add the dough roll. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover with a lid cooking for an hour.

    Once cooked, remove from the pan and allow to cool slightly. Once cooled, it can be kept in the fridge for up to 7 days.

    Tip - This can be frozen or kept in the fridge for up to 7 days

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