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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
I have been an Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian for a few years and am considering making the switch to a full Vegan diet. I decided to become a vegetarian because I could no longer disassociate the meat on my plate from the loving, kind and peaceful animal it had once been. I have always been an animal lover, so I guess this was a natural progression. I am not a diet or nutrition expert by any means, I am just a woman on a mission to eat better, feel better and live better.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Oh, I am just so happy with myself right now!  I had bought a can of mushroom gravy for Thanksgiving because I couldn't find my favorite vegetarian "turk'y" gravy.  But when it arrived, the picture on the outside of the can suggested that this was a really dark colored gravy, and that was not what I wanted for my Thanksgiving turk'y roast.  So I put it away in my cabinet and made my own mushroom gravy, which turned out fine.

So I was trying to decide how I was going to use this dark mushroom gravy, and I decided to make a "no-beef" stroganoff.  I thought about what ingredients I wanted to use, gathered them all together and I made it for dinner tonight.  It was a HUGE success!  My parents and I ate it together, and they absolutely loved it.  It had such a great, rich "beefy" flavor and was truly delicious.  I would even go so far as to say that you might just be able to sneak this one onto the plate of a carnivore and they wouldn't even know it didn't contain any meat.  

I took some pictures and am working on writing up the recipe.  I will be posting it here as this coming week's recipe tomorrow.  I hope you will give it a try.  It is really simple and quick to make, and could easily be made for a mid-week meal without a lot of work.  But it's special enough that it could also be served for an intimate weekend dinner with a few friends.

So I am off to write the recipe for you.  I hope you all have had a terrific week, and enjoy your Friday tomorrow!  Bring on the weekend!

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