Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 6

Today I made a family favorite, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy and roasted cauliflower. The mushroom gravy is to die for. A truly homemade gravy seasoned to perfection. That is why it's a favorite around this house. To start, gather your ingredients.

For the potatoes:

6 medium Yukon gold potatoes

1/4 cup non-dairy milk

2 tbs vegan cream cheese or regular if you prefer

1 tbs vegan sour cream or regular if you prefer

Salt and pepper to taste

For the mushroom gravy:

2 pkgs or 16 oz of baby portabella's

3 tbs all purpose flour

1 cup of vegetable broth

1/4 of white wine, red wine will work in a pinch

6 cloves of garlic minced

1 tbs olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

For the cauliflower:

1 tbs olive oil

1 head of cauliflower stemmed

Salt and pepper to taste

Start by prepping all your ingredients. Mince the garlic, chop the cauliflower, slice the mushrooms, chop the potatoes.

Once your prep is done start a large pot of water boiling and preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Once the water is boiling drop the potatoes in and cook until fork tender, about 10 minutes. Be careful not to over cook the potatoes or you will end up with a really gross mush. Once the potatoes are done cooking drain the water and let the potatoes sit for a few minutes. While the potatoes are cooking and the oven is heating up mix the cauliflower, oil, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and place on a baking sheet. I added a little roasted garlic and seasoned salt to this batch. Mmmmm!

Put the cauliflower into the oven and cook for 30 minutes turning the pieces half way through. Cook until they start to get a nice brown color and are softer.

Now for the gravy! Heat some oil on medium heat into a large heavy bottomed pan and throw the garlic in and let it cook for about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue to stir and let the mushrooms start to shrink down. After about 5 minutes add the broth and wine and cook for another 3 minutes. Then add the flour, salt and pepper and mix until all the flour is absorbed into the liquid. Turn down the heat and continue to cook until the gravy starts to thicken up.

Once the sauce is thickened up remove from the heat and it's ready to serve.

Now back to the potatoes. Mash the potatoes and add the milk, cream cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth and silky. That's it!


I hope you enjoy one of our families favorite meals!

Bon appetite!

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