So…. it’s still winter out there. Cue hearty and rich comfort food. Cue all the Vegan Mushroom Gravy.
At least where I am waking up each morning. And boy is it getting harder to get out of bed. Or out the door.
The cold wind and snow covered roads are getting just a littttttle old. And making me want to do nothing more than stay on my couch drinking cocoa, eat chocolate and watch mindless family sitcoms from the 90s.
You know what this winter is also doing to me?
It’s making me crave alllll the comfort food. Chicken fingers, fries, potatoes, rice, stew…. GRAVY. Ontop of all the aforementioned things, preferably.
When bright colors on your plate just don’t sound as appealing as browns do – you know your body is calling out for some comfort.
Not that this has to be a bad thing. Soon enough (fingers crossed) we will once again be craving all the brightly coloured, crisp cherries, snap peas and raspberries from the farmers market. Mmmm.
But until then, I still need something to keep me warm during these final weeks of winter.
Now, before I go on. I must make an apology about this post.
My amateur recipe photographer skills did not think to keep sausages out of any and all photography. Don’t take pictures with sausages. Just don’t. You won’t win. And you will be opening the door for all your commenters to think all the silly phallic thoughts (come on.. go ahead).
Got them out? Good. Now let’s return to this gravy.
Stick to your ribs.
Bursting with flavor.
And everything its carnivorous cousin dreams it could be.
There’s got to be a number of vegan mushroom gravy recipes floating around the net. But I just so happened to come across my own notebook of scratched out recipes from two years ago and stumbled upon this gem. I was all up for re visiting my little creation.
And how about them fungi, eh?? If you think mushrooms are just some weird veggie used as a replacement for meat or to amp up some savory umami, think again. They’ve got tones of benefits. Read more here!!
I served the gravy ontop of a roasted garlic cauliflower mash. And then totally ruined the whole vegan notion by serving it with sausage. So you don’t have to do that. #fail
Note to self: next time, steam the cauliflower instead of roasting it. The flavor was wonderful, but the darkened discoloration from roasting is less than esthetic.
If you are finding yourself still in the midst of some winter blahs and craving some good old fashioned, super hearty comfort to warm you up, whip up this super easy vegan gravy.
It pairs perfectly with a glass of merlot. Trust me.Get all cozy with this delicious vegan mushroom gravy! Click To Tweet