Iraqi-inspired seitan and eggplant stew, from FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Have you run across baharat, the Middle Eastern spice blend often used in tagines that features smoked paprika, cinnamon, and at least half a dozen other spices? I buy it at my local ethnic grocery store. You can make your own from spices you already have in your pantry, and it will give a special, warm taste and aroma to this Iraqi-inspired seitan and eggplant stew from FatFree Vegan Kitchen. The recipe calls for seitan, which is not gluten-free, but Susan suggests you can substitute chickpeas, and that sounds like a great idea. Put this recipe on your Meatless Monday list.