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Simple Gravy!

It’s October, which means that November and December are next. You gotta get your holiday cooking game in tip-top shape! Over the next weeks we will share some of our most favorite holiday (and any day, really) comfort food recipes. We all need a little extra right now, wouldn’t you say?

First up? GRAVY. Yes, you can go all fancy with mushrooms, etc. But honestly, you do not have to. Our simple gravy is perfect as it is and it is Simple with a capital S. It can even be gluten free, and it’s oil-free as is. But it’s still decadent as ever and goes with every classic holiday centerpiece and side dish.

Simple Gravy

MAKES 3 CUPS
1⁄2 cup flour (all-purpose, white whole wheat, barley, garbanzo or oat flour)
1⁄2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 teaspoon garlic granules
1 teaspoon onion granules
3 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
Freshly ground pepper

PUT THE FLOUR AND nutritional yeast in a large saucepan and toast over high heat, whisking occasionally, until lightly colored and fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the garlic granules and onion granules. Decrease the heat to low and slowly whisk in the both and tamari, adding only about 1⁄2 cup of liquid at a time and whisking well after each addition to prevent the gravy from becoming lumpy. When all the liquid is incorporated, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Decrease the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Season with pepper to taste.

Watch Michelle make gravy!

By Michelle Schwegmann

Hi! I am Michelle. I am 1/2 of the creator of Herbivore and 1/2 of the creator of Ruby! Ha. I love to cook, I love veganism, learning, making mistakes and making food for people. I am a talker. I'll keep you way longer than you intended. Give me five minutes and I'll tell you all about Portland and this gorgeous Oregon home of ours. I'm all about the beach. Let's GO!

2 replies on “Simple Gravy!”

[…] This is what you’ll want to make for your very first vegan Thanksgiving dinner, and every Thanksgiving dinner after that, too. It’s hearty comfort food with all the best flavors of the season. Serve it with the usual trimmings and you’ll be more thankful than ever that you went vegan. Don’t forget about the slaw and gravy! […]

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