November 18, 2014

Mashed Potatoes & Gravy. {Vegan}

mashed potatoes and gravy

A favorite side dish for Thanksgiving dinner is mashed potatoes and gravy.

Potatoes are nutritious and delicious. They are fat and cholesterol free and are high in potassium, fiber and B6. Did you know that potatoes are the world’s fourth largest food crop? Wow!

Mashed potatoes and gravy is an easy recipe. Preparing it takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.

At our house we prefer our mashed potatoes without the skins. However, most of the vitamin C and fiber is found in the skins—it’s more nutritious to leave them on. Just lumpier.

Mashed Potatoes

bring to a boil 6 c. water

peel and quarter 6 large red potatoes

add to the boiling water and cook 20 minutes

strain and save the potato water

put the cooked potatoes back into the pot and cover

as soon as the gravy is ready mash potatoes with 1 T. coconut oil and 2 – 4 T. potato water.

Vegan Gravy

dice 3 cloves of garlic

saute garlic in 2 T. coconut oil

add 4 – 5 heaping T. of flour

stir until it’s the consistency of paste

add 2 c. of the potato water

stir with the back of the spoon until the flour/ oil paste is dissolved

add 2 T. tamari

season with 1 t. marjoram, 2 T. nutritional yeast and ½ t. turmeric

add salt and pepper to taste

stir constantly until the gravy starts to bubble and thickens to desired consistency


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Author: Ashleigh Hitchcock

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