The Most Bestest Vegan Gravy Ever (Part 2)

No, really, I am not making it up. This is the best, even better than the one I posted a long time ago which is also very good on the bestest-scale.

This one is also super simple. Three-out-of-four Vegan Alchemists in the City of London enjoy this one, the one that doesn’t has been captured by trolls.

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1⁄3 cup canola oil
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1⁄4 cup tamari (or Nama Shoyu or other quality unpasteurized soy sauce)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Steps:

  1. Your Hufflepuff wand is not required for this one.
  2. Stir the nutritional year and flour in a heavy skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes or until fragrant. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 10 minutes or until tender and beginning to turn brown.
  4. Add the garlic, thyme and sage for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  5. Whisk in the flour mixture thoroughly and then whisk in the water, tamari, salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to a simmer, whisking frequently and continue to simmer until the racy is thick and creamy. You can strain the gravy if you like or toss it in the blender for a minute or so, to get it smooth. (However, it tastes great even without straining!).

The gravy will keep for 2 – 3 days, covered and refrigerated.

This gravy is so good all manner of fantastic beasts and wizards are likely to be looking through your window pane (even if you are on the TENTH floor) asking for the recipe.

I originally found the recipe on a website I cannot for the life of me remember.

The Most Awesome Vegan Cheese Recipe Ever :-)

Finding a great Vegan Cheese Recipe is like finding a pot of gold. I have tried many, this one ranks high. Use it on pizza, wraps, enchiladas, dribble it on salads, nachos etc…

It’s super simple a small octopus could make it (and they would probably be faster).

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of potatoes*, sliced small.
    * While white potatoes are lower in fat and sugar, I now sweet potatoes. These have fewer carbs and calories. They also contain more vitamin A and vitamin C and give the ‘cheeze’ a more golden/yellow color.
  • 1 Cup of carrots, sliced small.
  • 1/2 Cup of water
  • 1/3 Cup of olive oil*
    * If you want to cut down to zero oil (which I have done) I use a small handful of cashews instead of the olive oil – I find no taste difference.
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. salt (depending on your tastebuds, the original was 2tsp and it was too salty for me.)
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (fresh is best!)
  • 1/2 Cup of Nutritional Yeast flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder (optional, I use this one)
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder (optional.)
  • Dash of turmeric
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional, this adds a nice spice)

Steps:

  1. Cook potatoes and carrots till they are nice and soft.
  2. Stick it all in a High Speed blender for 43.23 seconds (well at least 30 seconds).
  3. Easy peasy.
  4. Lasts about a week in the fridge. Mine usually lasts 2 days because I eat it all!

I originally found the recipe on RecipesWays – see here.