Super seitan! The delicious alternative to meat.

seitan bbq pic

These mouthwatering, super good looking treats may look like ribs. But they’re not. And they definitely look good, don’t they?

This is actually Seitan, a meat substitute made almost purely from wheat gluten. Therefore, it’s almost completely made from plant-protein and somehow has a unique texture that chews away like meat!

It’s really not difficult to make your own seitan. Although you probably have to order the wheat gluten online, it’s super cheap to make. But it is actually even easier to just buy it, since most organic shops sell several kinds.

Did I mention it’s really tasty? Because it is. Even my most meat-addicted friends had to admit that the texture does a great job at satisfying that appetite for chewing a nice, tender piece of beef.

It is, regrettably, not suitable for people with a gluten allergy and also I don’t recommend to eat it everyday. But if you consider the pros: much cheaper than meat, excellent protein source, great taste and texture + cleaner, friendlier and sustainable for the environment, you may just (completely) forget about the hurt that your not eating meat.

Try it, it sells itself. Have a look at the pinterest feed on seitan or this interesting post from Buzzfeed, it may make you curious and spark your interest!

How sugar affects the brain, not just the body

When we get taught about sugar it always seems to be about what sugar does to your body. The rise in insulin, increased fat storage, dropping energy levels after it’s effect diminishes.
Enter Nicole Avena (website below), a research neuroscientist and an expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction. The perfect teacher to give us a lesson about what sugar actually does in the brain. Animated bij STK films (website below) to make it visually stick in your memory.

It’s nice to see a different approach every once in a while and this video, informative as well as interesting, is a perfect example of how infograpics and dry lecture can combine into an effective and entertaining message that might change the way you think. And as you know, that’s what we’re about.

Check it out and let me know.