For now, I'm calling it a Caramelized Onion and Shroomed Seitan Stewskie. It's a hearty combination of sweet from the caramelized onion and savory from the mushroom seitan. A brewskie (a lovely pumpkin beer in this case) provides the base for the stewing liquid, hence the play on words.
I've got to say, it's really freakin' good. The Husband gets the final word on it tonight when he gets home from work but I'm confident he's going to love it.
Why am I developing recipes?
Well, it's no secret I have dreams of writing and publishing cookbooks some day. I'd also love to own my own bakery and/or catering business. You know, on top of being a stay-at-home mom of a child with special needs and a college student. In my "spare time." Ha! But really, it's this...
For most my life, cooking food has been how I expressed myself. Since going vegan, this has become exponentially true. Making the transition to veganism almost a year ago has allowed me to foster a new relationship with my food. One that is built on a foundation of compassion and true joy. Out of all that ooey-gooey happiness, a true passion has emerged.
I love food.
I love to feed people.
I love when people love my food.
It's that simple. I have no idea where all this recipe development will lead me, if anywhere at all. But I know I'm going to enjoy every minute of it.
NEXT DAY EDIT: The Husband loved the stew and proclaimed that I "hit one out of the park." He stuffed himself with two big bowls and took another container of it to have for lunch. Hooray!