erica_the_vegan (erica_the_vegan) wrote in vegancooking,

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fun with vegan gravy

I never knew vegan gravy was so darn easy to make. Why didn't anyone tell me? Anyhow, last night I made garlic mashed potatoes, and I used the Basic Brown Sauce recipe from Vegan Planet to cook up some gravy for the taters.

Vegan Gravy:

  • 1 can vegetable broth (or two cups homemade)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons cold water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • (I also added a couple of mashed up cloves of the roasted garlic I used for the garlic mashed potatoes)

Basically, you just bring the broth, soy sauce, and garlic (if using) to a simmer, add the cornstarch mixture, and stir until the sauce thickens. If you want it thicker, you can add another tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with cold water. Season to taste and pour over whatever you like.

I can't wait to try some on brown rice. mmm... gravy.

Yesterday's garlic mashed potatoes with gravy and veggies...

...are today's vegan shepherd's pie.

My boyfriend and I put a whole head of roasted garlic in those potatoes, by the way! They're wonderful, and will keep vampires far away.

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