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!
- Cari Ann
- 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.