I want to post bug shots, but I'm holding back for your sake. I have a fully loaded arsenal of aphid/swallowtail caterpillar/ladybug larvae pictures I might possibly spring out at any given moment. Prepare yourselves.
I also haven't forgot about the seitan trials I began way back during veganmofo. It's just that, there's only so much gluten two people can eat. I've been experimenting a bit too, which is how I spent a few hours this afternoon. While it frigg'n poured like wild baboons outside, I steamed itty-bitty-mini seitan loaves and played with taste and textures.
I learned a few things:
*ground flax (not milled) adds a nice texture, if you want that sorta thing in your seitan.
*my palate leans towards a more oiled loaf and using a good tasty green olive oil makes a big difference.
*too much chickpea flour makes seitan bready.
*vegetable broth doesn't really change the flavor profile.