Golden Gravy

"I was thinking this was from Veganomicon, but it's actually from The Real Food Daily Cookbook. It is so good my anti-vegan son said he LOVED it before he realized that it was vegan! It goes well over anything, but one of our favorites for it is Chickpea Cutlets, Recipe #283551. Enjoy!"
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  • Stir the nutritional year and flour in a heavy skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes or until fragrant. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 10 minutes or until tender and beginning to turn brown.
  • Add the garlic, thyme and sage for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Whisk in the flour mixture thoroughly and then whisk in the water, tamari, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer, whisking frequently and continue to simmer until the racy is thick and creamy. You can strain the gravy if you like or toss it in the blender for a minute or so, to get it smooth. (However, it tastes great even without straining!).
  • The gravy will keep for 2 - 3 days, covered and refrigerated.

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  1. THE BEST golden Gravy Recipe ever. Vegan or non vegan. SO GOOD! I make two batches and freeze. Friends ask for this stuff all year round.
  2. 2nd year I am using this. It is the best! Can waiting for my vegan (adult) kids to try it. I know they will die!
  3. This is such a flavorful gravy, just great! I wasn't sure how it would turn out browsing the ingredients list, but it was fantastic. The ideal accompaniment for Recipe #283551 (I found a single recipe here serves a double batch of cutlets). FYI I spent 0.41 cents at the store for exactly 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast (yes, I brought my measuring cup!) Give this a try if you are considering it, you won't be disappointed! [Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag]
  4. This is a very good gravy! My first attempt at a vegan gravy. Very happy with the results! I used Braggs instead of tamari, and added chopped mushrooms along with the onions after they had softened up a bit. I also did not use any oil. Just simmered the onion in water instead. Yummy!! Thanks so much for sharing. Oh, and I served it over the Chickpea Cutlets as you suggested. :O)
  5. As another reviewer stated, this is rich in flavor and I just love it. I can see where non-vegans would not be able to tell the difference between this and traditional gravy. Only this is better! Thanks, Mom2CuteBoys! Made for PAC Spring '09.


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