Thursday, February 21, 2008

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Here's my on the fly recipe for yummy mushroom gravy:

8 oz baby bella mushrooms
1 small onion
2 tbls olive oil or vegan margarine
1 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
pinch of garlic
a little hand ground pepper

Chop the onion, chop the mushrooms, throw it all in a pot with some butter over medium heat. Once everything gets all soft and saturated with fat, caramelize it with the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Then simmer and add the nutritional yeast.

Stir! Stir like you're cooking risotto! (If you've never cooked risotto before, then just stir like your life depended on it.)

Bring to a soft, slow simmer.

Let it stew for a minute. What do you owe that gravy?

After you're done sulking, turn the heat off. And now you have to wait for it to chill to a lukewarm temperature.

Once it does, put it in a blender and blend. It will get all smooth and chunky all at the same time. You have done your job. It's done.

Oh, and if you happen to get the hic-cups while doing this, make sure you eat a tablespoon of natural peanut butter. Chew, chew, half-swallow, chew, swallow, etc.

Does the trick every time.

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