Published by Ashley Palmer.

The lovely ladies behind Spork Foods, a Los Angeles–based vegan food company that offers online cooking classes as well as in-person classes in L.A., have created a special video just for you. The video, which features a recipe from their highly acclaimed and much-coveted cookbook, Spork-Fed, will give you a taste of what the cookbook offers.

If you like what you see, be sure to check back at the end of the month, because we’ve got three Spork-Fed cookbooks to give away! If you can’t wait that long, you can purchase a copy, or join Spork Online to receive monthly video tutorials and gain access to more than 20 archived cooking classes.

I suggest moving your laptop to the kitchen and cooking along with the video! Enjoy!

The following was adapted from Spork-Fed, courtesy of Spork Foods©
Crunchy Herb Seitan Croquettes With Fresh Basil 
1 pkg. seitan or 2 cups homemade seitan
1 Tbsp. brown rice syrup
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
2 tsp. stone-ground mustard
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
1⁄2 tsp. plus dash dried thyme
1⁄2 tsp. plus dash sea salt
1⁄2 tsp. plus dash ground pepper
1⁄2 cup almond meal
1 1/3 cups organic whole wheat breadcrumbs
2-3 Tbsp. neutral-tasting oil (refined coconut oil preferred)
4-6 leaves fresh basil, finely chopped

  • In a large food processor, pulse the seitan, syrup, vinegar, mustard, olive oil, rosemary, and 1/2 teaspoonful each of thyme, salt, and pepper until well combined. Add the almond meal and 1/3 cup of the breadcrumbs.
  • Place the remaining cup of breadcrumbs in a bowl and combine with a dash each of thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Form the seitan mixture into small patties and dredge in the breadcrumbs. Fry in the oil for about 4 minutes on each side, or until crispy.
  • Top with fresh basil and serve.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

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