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« on: November 18, 2005 09:24:29 AM »

I'm cooking my first Thanksgiving meal and need a vegetrain friendly gravy. Any tried and true recipes out there?

10 bonus points if it's vegan.
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2005 09:25:46 AM »

Here's mine...totally simple...but I love it.

Heat a can (or more depending on how much you need) can of vegetarian vegetable broth...spice it up...salt, pepper, sage, poultry seasoning etc..whatever you like...then thicken with a slurry of corn starch and water...heat till thickened...

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2005 09:29:39 AM »

Bravo, bella! Bravo! That sounds great!
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2005 10:53:28 AM »

Glad I could help  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2005 12:43:02 PM »

Out of curiosity has anyone tried Hain Vegan Gravy Mix ?
   
   
   
   
   
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2005 04:44:24 PM »

This gravy is fantastic!  Please try it...we're not vegetarians, but I make it all the time...its BETTER than meat based gravys!

Shitake mushroom gravy...

2 cups dried shitake mushrooms
1 clove of garlic minced fine or crushed
3 cups water
2 tables cornstarch (maybe a little more)
salt and pepper to taste

Simmer the mushrooms in the water with a little salt and pepper for about 20 minutes, until the water turns golden brown.  Remove mushrooms, reserve stock.  Take stems off mushrooms and discard.  Chop the mushrooms fine.  Make sure the stock is cool, then whisk in the cornstarch a little at a time, until the lumps are gone. Add chopped mushrooms back to the stock and simmer and stir till thickened.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Shitakes have a really great flavor...not like regular mushrooms.  This gravy is fantastic over garlic mashed potatos...or anything really.  And its Vegan!
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2005 08:14:26 AM »

I'm with bella's recipe, but instead of thickening with cornstarch, I'd whirl it in the blender with a dark-colored legume to beef it up a bit (har! beef!). To give it a meatier taste, try some roasted red peppers and a few black olives.
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2005 08:59:42 AM »

Here are some resources...

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/list_holidays.html

http://www.wildoats.com/u/recipemain50/

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/

http://www.epicurious.com
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2005 09:25:19 AM »

i tryed this one recently and LOVDE it! it's vegan, i'd imagine if your just veggie you could sub the pareve margarine with good ol' regular margarine.

    * 1 tablespoon pareve margarine
    * 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    * 3 cups vegetable broth
    * 2 tablespoons miso paste
    * 2 tablespoons warm water
    * 2 teaspoons soy sauce
    * 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

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   1. In a small bowl combine miso and warm water; stir until miso has dissolved.
   2. In a 2 quart saucepan, melt margarine over medium heat. Stir in flour until dissolved. Add vegetable broth, miso mixture, soy sauce and onion powder. Cook, stirring, over medium heat, until thickened.

yields about 2 1/2 cups
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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2005 07:59:40 AM »

Just wanted to gush over the shitake mushroom gravy recipe. Made it for Thanksgiving and it was a hit. I'll be making this gravy many times over. Thank you for all your help. If you are interested in more vegetarian holiday meal ideas I updated this other thread with the entire menu we used. It was all delicious and was entirely vegetarian (practically entirely vegan actually). http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=61150.20
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