Looking for a show-stopping vegan holiday entree? This gorgeous Seitan Roulade with Oyster Mushroom and Farro Stuffing fits the bill! Seitan is another name for wheat gluten, the protein-rich component in ground wheat that, when separated from the starch, makes a dense and chewy vegan meat substitute. Though it may seem like a newfangled food, seitan originated in China in the 6th century, when Buddhist monks began preparing it as a cruelty-free alternative to meat. The method used by these monks involved making a dough of wheat flour, kneading it underwater, and repeatedly rinsing away the starch until only the gluten was left behind. Fortunately for us, we can now purchase vital wheat gluten at our local grocery stores in the baking aisle or online, which cuts out the rinsing step and makes preparing homemade seitan a snap! A Chef Sara Boan (Compassionatecuisine.org) recipe.