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Beggar's Purses

This appetizer looks elegant and fancy on a plate, but it's so easy to make, you won't want to wait for a special occasion. The good news is that it's so healthy you won't have to wait! 


1 ounce extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic -- minced
1 onion -- diced
1 pinch sea salt
1 pinch crushed red pepper
1 carrot -- diced
4 crimini mushrooms -- sliced
1 pound seitan -- diced
8 egg roll wrappers (eggless)
1 leek -- steamed and cut into ribbons
1/2 head Chinese cabbage 

Place oil, onion and garlic in skillet. Over medium heat, add salt, red pepper and saute for 2 minutes. Add vegetables and seitan and saute to demi sec. Remove and cool. 

Lay wrap on work surface, place a portion of filling in center, gather up corners and form purse, tie leek ribbon to seal. Arrange purses in bamboo steam lined with Chinese cabbage. Steam for 5-7 minutes. 


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