Stop and Smell the Vegan Gravy

As the holidays approach, it is normal to get caught up in the anxiety and perfection that retailers emit. Remember to stop and smell the vegan gravy. The benefits of a plant-based diet and meditation quiet the mind. Although by reflection one is pushing out the noise while allowing the imagination to enter the psyche.

Mushroom Vegan Gravy Recipe

1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

1 cup of mushrooms chopped    

1/2 tsp. of salt

1/4 cup of flour      

2 cups of vegetable broth    

1/4 cup of any sweet red wine        

1 shallot finely chopped

1/2 tsp. of dry thyme  

1/2 tsp. of oregano          

2 cloves of garlic minced        

Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat a wide pan over medium heat. Add olive oil to the pan. Then add the mushrooms and shallot. Sprinkle with salt, and let brown. Cook until mushrooms and shallots are well browned. Stir frequently for approximately 5 to 8 minutes.

Add flour and whisk. Cook until flour is no longer white and absorbs much of the juices. Usually takes about a minute.

Add wine and scrape up any bits on the bottom of the pan. Add vegetable stock, garlic, thyme, and oregano. Turn down the heat to medium-low. Whisk until gravy mixture coats a spoon and sticks.  

When cooked take pan off burner and cover.

                                                                                                    

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