Sandwich with a Cheezy Gravy Sauce
All have been altered from their original form since I make them
vegan (no dairy/eggs) and I am genetically incapable of following
a recipie as it is written.
For spices I will say use "some" since I never measure spices.
Add them to your personal taste.
Following the recipie I will write my impressions of the meal, good
Hope to hear back from the rest of you out there re: the recipies.
Sauce: (I made this first and let it thicken on the stove as I
made the rest)
Combine flour and yeast in a saucepan on low heat.
- 1/3 cup flour (I used whole wheat, but the recipie says soy)
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (find at a health/natural food store)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used canola)
- 2 cups vegetable stock (Knorr's concentrated veggie broth...mmmm...)
some...onion powder, tamari (really good soy sauce), garlic powder,
oregano, basil, "dash"
Stir in the oil and mix well, then stir in the veggie stock slowly
and mix well.
Add spices, let simmer while you chop veggies for next part of recipe.
Preheat oven to 375*.
- 1lb mushrooms
- 4 roma tomatoes (less acidic than salad tom's)
- 1 lg ripe avocado
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- some...garlic, lemon juice, lime juice
- 1 loaf of whole grain peasant or french bread, sliced
Coarsely chop/slice veggies & cilantro.
Dicing the avocado is easier to do if you halve it, and use a butter
knife to dice it while it is still in it's skin, and then peel the
Add juices and garlic.
Mix in a small amt. of cheese sauce, just enough to get everything
to stick together.
Put sliced bread on baking sheet, and top with veggie/sauce mixture.
Bake for 6-8 min.
If people are really fond of cheese sauce, they can put more on after
it comes out of the oven.
This was my first time using nutritional yeast, and I was happy
about how thick the sauce turned out.
It wasn't short on creamy, but it was a tiny bit bland.
Next time around I would add more tamari, garlic, and some type
of salt or salt substitute.
I was thrilled with the veggie mix, and I think there's room to
add/replace veggies next time I try it out.
I think I'll add some green onion and some fresh parsley next time.
I'm also wondering how chopped fresh spinach would work.
Maybe if it was sauteed in olive oil for a bit first?
I imagine if one was in a hurry, the "fresh" mild salsa in the grocery's
deli section would work well, just so long as it's drained well,
as long as you added some fresh cilantro too.
I had a ton of cheesy sauce left over, but I also have some wheat
gluten based fake "chicken" in the fridge, and some hoagy rolls.
I think some fake bacon bits would taste good on that too.