I used to make seitan b/f I figured out about my wheat allergy--it comes out best if you mix seasonings w/ it b/f you cook it, then even better if you slice it thinly then marinate in something appropriate for your final dish. Commercial seitan is VERY expensive for what you get, which is another reason I made my own. Seems that I remeember that it required a LOT of salt and spice but it's been a long time. Good luck.
I'm not allergic, but I eat plenty of non-soy protein sources, including seitan as a meat substitute, and legumes ALL DAY LONG. As for soy-free vegan "dairy," Earth Balance makes a "butter" that is very good, and spreadable straight out of the fridge, and nut-based cheeses, though harder to find and more expensive, are more like dairy cheese than soy-based ones are.
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Are their any vegetarians or vegans on this team who are allergic to soy? Any new ideas would be great. I have been doing the basics for a long time but I would love to hear how you do it especially the protein and cheese/butter substitutes!
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