This gravy rocks. Forget that it is made with only plant fat. In fact I wouldn't tell people that its vegan. I have served it to a host of meat eaters and they poured it all over their turkey and loved it.
Gravy is one of those culinary glues that hold things together. Mashed potatoes for one without gravy is just, well mashed potatoes! I have a few really great recipes for gravy. The first of note is from Jill Nussinow. Her Golden Gravy uses a combo of tahini and soy with some flour for a really nice, simple, creamy gravy. Super easy to make and hard to screw up.Next up is a more complex, more savory gravy from Miyoko Schinner. Her Poultry-type Gravy employs a yeast flavoring powder made from Nutritional Yeast (aka vegan crack) and various herbs and spices. I like this one because the yeast and spices really give a warm, savory, chicken like flavor. It is a fuller bodied, rounder gravy than the simpler golden gravy.Lastly Mary McDougall's Rich Brown Gravy employs a whole onio…
AS YOU MAY HAVE GUESSED BY NOW I LOVE POTATOES. ITS FAIR TO SAY THAT THE FEELING IS MUTUAL AS MY INDULGENCE IN THE TUBER HAS HELPED ME TO GET MY HEALTH BACK.
POTATOES HAVE BEEN GETTING A REALLY BAD WRAP THESE DAYS.
ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT OBESITY AND FOOD AT SOME POINT BRINGS UP POTATO CHIPS OR FRENCH FRIES.
THOSE ARE POTATOES RIGHT?
WELL YES BUT LIKE MANY THINGS THAT ARE PURE NATURAL AND HEALTHFUL WE HAVE MANAGED TO FRY ALMOST ANY NUTRITION BENEFIT OUT OF THEM.
BUT LETS TALK STRAIGHT. IT AIN'T THE TATER ITS THE OIL.
IT AIN'T THE SPUD ITS THE LARD.
IT AIN'T THE RUSSET ITS THE BUTTER, CHILI, SOUR CREAM, CHEESE, EXCESSIVE SALT AND RANCH DRESSING THAT ARE AT FAULT.
AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE NUTRIFACTS THERE IS NO FAT IN POTATOES. POTATOES DON'T MAKE YOU FAT. YOU MAKE YOU FAT WHEN YOU FRY THEM IN OIL. ANY OIL. DID YOU KNOW THAT LARD AND OLIVE OIL HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF CALORIES PER POUND? THAT WOULD BE 4000 CALORIES PER POUND. SO STOP BLAMING MY GOOD FRIENDS FROM IDAHO/PERU AND…
Potatoes. You know I love em. For the last year I have relied on the hash brown to get me going in the morning. It dawned on me today that I have been neglecting what used to be my favorite way to eat potatoes for breakfast. The home fries version. I suppose my recipe here will be a bit contradictory since nothing will be technically "fried" as I don't use any oil.
Just like the hash brown recipe this one is close to impossible without a good non stick pan.
I stand by my Le Crueset non-stick pan. It has an Eco-friendly coating which means you can preheat it without gassing your food. It also has a heavy bottom so it cooks evenly and has virtually no hot spots.
NO OIL HOME FRIES Ingredients 3-4 medium sized Potatoes 1/2 Bell pepper diced 1/2 onion diced 3-4 cloves of garlic minced A sprig of fresh rosemary coarsely chopped Salt Pepper A shake or two of Turmeric A shake or two of Chili powder
First you will dice your potatoes about a 1/2 inch thick. Put them in the non-stick pan and …