Re:wheat gluten powder... do you have to cook it to be able to eat it?
I use things like whey, soya mince, cheese & eggs. Im vegetarian.
Seitan on its own is tasteless and absorbs the flavours of whatever you throw at it really. A basic recipe i use is this
1x 340g block of soft silken tofu blitzed in a food processor with a blade to a smooth concistency
200g wheat gluten
1metre of cheese cloth around 12 inches wide
string to tie the ends up with (twine is fine)
A large bowl
Spice combinations i use
Garlic & Italian herbs + salt
Garlic + Chilli flakes
Smoked Paprika + Chilli powder
Sage & Onion (i use caramelised onions)
Rosemary + Garlic & Black pepper
Lemon & Garlic
I combine the gluten with the blitzed tofu and then mix well until its combined (takes 20 seconds with a spoon and your hands). Then roll into a log shape (needs to be rough not accurate) roll up tightly in the cheese cloth and tie up the ends of the cloth and place in a pot (or a slow cooker) and boil for 1 hour on moderate heat (or overnight in the slow cooker). Unwrap and allow to cool on a cookie sheet for a few hours to solidify a bit.
I slice it up for sandwiches, chunk it for stir fries or blitz it in the food processor for a mince beef replacement to use with TVP.
A log with the above is around 180g of protein and quite dense and cost wise is approx£ £1.50