Tasty Multi Grain Vegan Strips or Chunks

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These are tremendously savory and can be served in a variety of ways and used as you would any commercial vegan chunks or strips. You can also break the dough apart and produce a form of ground meat substitute alternative that  will serve you well for burritos, and other dishes. Cut into smaller pieces and add to stir fries, scrambled tofu, to saucy veggies you prepare in a skillet such as eggplant or cauliflower. Chop them also into pizzas and pasta sauce. Use as a side kick for potatoes, rice or yams. Add to your pita sandwiches and experiment with a thousand other ways that will come into your mind as you enjoy them!

1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned oats (soaked in 1/2 cup water until soft)
1/2 cup cracked wheat (cooked in a little bit of water until it has the consistency or cooked rice, please follow package instructions)
1/2 cup brown rice flour (you can pulverize raw brown rice in a blender or food processor to obtain this flour)
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp. oregano powder
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 large raw potato, peeled and cubed
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
1/cup sweet red peppers, cut into strips
1/2 cup sweet green peppers, cut into trips
1/4 cup sliced raw almonds
Olive oil

Once the cracked wheat is cooked, put it in the blender or food processor with the potato, the peppers and the carrot and process till smooth. Scrape into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well until you get a soft dough that is not mushy. If your dough is too watery, add a little bit more flour, adjusting the seasonings to your taste.

There are two ways to cook these, first is like a form of homemade textured whole grains protein, and the other is the strips themselves.
To prepare the multi grain bits or textured whole grains protein (which you will use as if it was ground meat substitute):

Take pieces of the dough and with clean hands form patties, drop them into a skillet barely "painted" with olive oil. Let them set on one side before flipping and then let them set on the opposite side. Now, with a spatula or cooking spoon, break them apart into small pieces, the smaller, the better, but follow your own taste and preference on this, there is no real wrong way or "size" to divide the pieces into. Once you have a skillet full of bite size pieces, just move them around until golden brown on all sides, taking care that they will not burn.

How to prepare the strips:

Simply form a thick rope with the dough and cut the pieces with a knife or spatula. You can make them long and narrow or more chunky and shorter, like jumbo chunks, according to your preference and to the use you will be giving them. Drop them into the skillet with the olive oil and cook them until golden brown.

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