Easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes with “Beefy” Vegetable Gravy

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This quick EASY meal is made regularly in our home. I always have the ingredients on hand so it’s great for those nights where I don’t want to think too much about what I’m doing. I was making a mushroom gravy at first, then I got the idea to make a more hardy meal by adding quinoa for texture and to add more of the “beef” feeling of the gravy my mom made growing up. (Anyone else grow up eating “Sh** on a shingle?! 😀 ) This week I added some carrots and peas, mostly because I was too lazy to make a side dish. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, soy free, corn free, processed sugar free, and additive/preservative free.

 

Easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes with “Beefy” Vegetable Gravy

Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

5 large-medium sized potatoes, chopped

1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)

1/4-1/2 tsp pepper (or to taste)

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 TBLS olive oil

1 TBLS coconut oil

1.5 cups almond milk

 

Instructions:

  1. Add chopped potatoes to a pot of boiling water. Boil 20 minutes or until soft.
  2. Drain water.
  3. Add other ingredients.
  4. Mash well using potato masher.

 

 

“Beefy” Vegetable Gravy

Ingredients:

1 TBLS olive oil

1/2 cup chopped onion, divided in half

1.5 cup chopped baby Bella mushrooms + 1/2-3/4 cup more

1 garlic clove

1.5 cup broth

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp celery seed

sea salt and pepper to taste

3/4 cup dry quinoa

2 carrots, chopped

1/2 tsp of your favorite steak seasoning

1 cup frozen peas

 

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in sauce pan.
  2. Add half of the onion, 1.5 cups mushrooms, and garlic clove (can remain whole)
  3. Cook for 5 minutes
  4. Add broth, paprika, celery seed, steak seasoning, salt, and pepper, and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Place sauce pan contents into blender and blend well.
  6. Add back to sauce pan and add remaining ingredients, except peas.
  7. Cook until quinoa is done. About 15-20 minute.
  8. Add peas. Cook 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and serve over mashed potatoes. Enjoy!
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