First time cooking seitan tonight. Chourizo seitan with black bean salsa over mojo rice. Came out incredible. Meals like these make me think I could actually be OK if I was a vegetarian.
seitan is great. you can grate it on a box grater and spice it up for tacos, you can stuff it and roast it with root veggies, you can chunk it up, brown in a skillet, cool and mix with dressing for a 'chicken' salad. it goes on and on. did you buy it pre-made? or start with gluten powder? If you want to get really crazy you can wash it out of whole wheat flour but that takes for friggen ever. The only shortcoming of vegetarian cooking that I have encountered is the simple dishes. although even then, a seitan cutlet sauted in butter with some mushrooms on top is pretty damn good to.
I picked these up at Whole Foods:http://www.uptonsnaturals.com/products/
This was only my second time eating Seitan, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I didn't realize these were supposed to crumble (the first time I tried it was more like strips/chunks), so I had a freak-out moment shortly after they went into the pan. But it turned out for the best anyways since I ended up mixing some salsa into it.
I don't intentionally do the vegetarian thing, but I've made some major changes to my diet in the past year or two to lose weight. I've been cutting calories way back, but still watching my protein intake to make sure I'm getting enough. Aside from chicken, most days I seem to be a de facto vegetarian since eggs and beans are a huge part of my diet. I tried Seitan with a vegan friend of mine a little while ago and realized that it is everything I've always wanted tofu to be. I just wish my local supermarket carried it.