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I urgently need an idea for a vegan protein and gravy

chloe40
chloe40

To add to my Grandson's Sunday lunch. I can't seem to get to grips with finding the right meals, veg is not a problem it's replacing the meat and gravy, I need help with, please!

Chloe

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Have you checked out the Topics section for Vegan or Vegetarian recipes? healthunlocked.com/healthye...

Hi Activity, yes checking now thank you!

Chloe

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to chloe40

You’re welcome!😀👍

Jerry
JerryAdministrator

Hi Chloe, I find that tinned green or black lentils with a gravy made with gram flour works really well.

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We do emergencies and there's more under topics as Leah says.😊

chloe40
chloe40
in reply to Jerry

That sounds good Jerry

What do you add to the gram flour for flavour?

Chloe

chloe40
chloe40
in reply to Jerry

Duh! I have bouillon and gram flour, emergency dealt with, thanks everyone!

Chloe

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to chloe40

That's great and I sometimes add yeast extract as thats adds flavour and colour..

Good luck. 😊

I hope that your Grandson enjoys his Sunday lunch, I am sure he will appreciate the efforts you are going to - and I hope you all have a lovely Sunday.

Zest :-)

Thanks so much Zest

Chloe <3

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Died ‘n gone to heaven 👼 ⛅️ with "Easy Mushroom Gravy (Vegan + Oil-Free)", chloe40: sweetsimplevegan.com/2018/1... 🤤

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Ingredients:

. . • 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons vegetable broth

. . • 1/2 cup white or yellow onion, finely diced

. . • 2 cloves garlic, minced

. . • 1/2 carrot, peeled and finely diced

. . • 4 oz. baby Bella mushrooms, thinly sliced

. . • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped

. . • 1/4 teaspoon fresh sage, finely chopped

. . • 1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped

. . • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or cornstarch if gluten-free)

. . • 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk*

. . • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (or tamari if gluten-free)

. . • 1/4–1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

. . • Fresh black pepper, to taste

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Instructions:

. . 1️⃣ In a medium pot over medium heat, add in 2 tablespoons of vegetable broth. Once warmed, add in the onions, garlic, and carrots. Sauteé for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and the garlic is fragrant. Add a tablespoon of additional vegetable broth if needed to prevent burning.

. . 2️⃣ Add in the mushrooms and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the mushrooms begin to soften. Toss in the fresh herbs and cook for 1 minute more.

. . 3️⃣ Add the flour to the pan and mix it through the vegetables. Allow it to cook for 1 minute, stirring often.

. . 4️⃣ Add in the remaining vegetable broth, almond milk, and soy sauce, and mix through until everything is uniform. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Continue to cook until the gravy thickens up and then vegetables are cooked through, about 7 minutes. You will see the color of the mixture go from a pale brown to a deeper golden brown.

. . 5️⃣ Remove the mixture from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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[Needn’t worry if all ingredients don’t match perfectly. For example, if you haven’t all spices at hand, it’ll still taste good! 😋 Or, if you want to add in (or tweak) ingredients, that can work too. For example, if you’ve courgette/ zucchini laying around, it can be diced & added in. Or, if you like miso, you can add that too! (You may even find you needn’t add any salt🧂.) If you haven’t almond milk🥛 , oat milk or a different nut milk will do. If you don’t like garlic 🧄, you can omit it. If you like lots of onion 🧅 or mushrooms 🍄 , add more. 👍👍 ]

[We make mushroom gravy by the vat 🛢 . It’s just so delicious 🤤 & goes well over steamed potatoes 🥔 , mashed potatoes), & all sorts of veg 🥦 🌽 🥕 🍃 . . . ] You can even freeze ❄️ any leftovers — that is, if there is any! 😄

Wishing you & your grandson a tasty meal, chloe40!

[Oh, needn’t worry about "protein". 😆 . . . Plenty of protein in veg, grains/ pseudo-grains, etc. in hearty, satiating servings 🍽 🥣 .]

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chloe40
chloe40
in reply to Kai--

You Angel <3

Thank you!

Chloe

Hi Chloe vivera pulled pork is great meat substitute. Just warm through. I make my gravy with caramelised mushrooms and onions cooked down in a little sugar and olive oil. Blitz then add flour to thicken folles by knorr veg stock pot (lots of flavour) and water.

Bosh vegan cookbook is handy and has lots of great recipes too.

chloe40
chloe40
in reply to StevieKatz

Wow, sounds delicious, StevieKatz

Thanks you!

Chloe

Bisto is vegan as are many other ready-made gravies from supermarkets.

My goto gravy is water in a pan add chopped onion & garlic with lentils, bring to boil. For flavouring miso, tamari sauce, marmite. Add more water as needed. Add either or neither frozen peas or chopped mushrooms - or even left over cooked veg.

If you want it super-smooth just get a blitzer and whizz. Though beware whizzing cooked lentils because the mixture can become very thick and if you do this on the stove you can get hot splatter in your face in seconds - the voice of experience here!

If it ends up being a bit too runny mix some cornflour etc with cold water in a bowl, mix and add that to the gravy. And then put a note to yourself to start with more lentils.

This takes around 5 minutes to make, little longer than just boiling the water on a stove.

chloe40
chloe40
in reply to andyswarbs

Thank you so much andyswarbs

So many great tips, I've learned so much here.

Chloe

Try googling it? That’s where I get my ideas from

Thank you!

Chloe

Your welcome

Not very helpful for the immediate problem (which I gather you've now solved), but for future reference, I've successfully made a vegetarian gravy using roasted vegetables.

You need a big onion, plus garlic, tomato, diced carrot, and celery. Don't peel anything, just chop them up. Stick them all in a heavy pot with a big slug of olive oil and roast until caramelized (you'll need to take the lid off at some point and stir occasionally to prevent burning). Discard the skins etc., blend, strain out the larger bits, and thicken with a brown roux. Season well with salt and pepper.

That's so helpful, thank you very much!

Chloe

Your grandson is very lucky that you are making sure he gets a nice meal as some people serve beans on toast to vegetarians and vegans!

A quick fix may be to buy some of the Quorn vegan range. They do fillets which would work well for lunch and most supermarkets do a version of vegan gravy granules too.

I see other posts with some delicious sounding ideas that I’m going to try myself.

Good luck!

chloe40
chloe40
in reply to Bong1968

Thank you Bong1968

I'm the lucky one!

I've certainly learned a lot from all the wonderful members here :)

Chloe

Try pinterest and search there!

Great, thank you!

Chloe

Hi Chloe40, Linda McCartney meatballs taste like pork sausage and are very versatile. Sometimes I squash them like little burgers, other times in the oven as meatballs, but tonight I used them in a bolonaise sauce. Bisto gravey granules are vegan too. Good luck.

Now that's another great idea, thank you very much.

Chloe

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