1. Squeeze out excess water from grated veggies. Add a little oil to a non-stick pan over low heat. Add vegetables and cook until completely soft. Set aside.
2. Sauté the onion until translucent.
3. Combine the cooked vegetables, onions, bread crumbs, eggs, salt, and pepper. Add ground seitan or TVP if desired. (Note that eggs and bread crumbs also contain protein.) Add enough of each item until it holds together uniformly. If the mixture is falling apart, you may need more breadcrumbs or eggs. Once cooked, whole wheat bread crumbs look like ground meat, so if you want to give the illusion of serving even more meat, increase the bread crumb to vegetable ratio. Alternatively, whip it all up in the blender for a more uniform texture, especially if using vegetables that don’t grate easily.