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Vegan stroganoff with red-skinned, yellow-flesh potatoes and homemade gravy.
This is very easy to make. Just use the following (rough measurements so suit to taste like I always do!):
1 c. fresh mushrooms sliced
1 c. Gardein Beefless tips
1-1/2 c. egg style noodles (Kroger stocks vegan varieties)
1 medium red-skinned yellow-flesh potato (I love the sweet flavor it has!)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp creole seasoning
1/2 c. Nutritional yeast (Bragg is what I use most)
2 tbsp. paprika
2 tbsp. minced garlic
1/4 tbsp. oregano
1/4 tbsp. rosemary
1/4 tbsp. thyme
1 tbsp. onion powder
2 c. water
1/2 c. Tofutti sour cream
1/4 c. Earth Balance butter
set aside the egg style noodles as they cook very fast and will only be needed just before the meal is done.
To start this you want to take the potato and put it on aluminum foil and coat it in olive oil. Once it is fully covered add the creole and wrap the foil around it. Toss it in an oven at 350F. Do that way ahead of time. I prefer baking a potato and mashing instead of boiling and mashing. It seems to be a lot heartier.
The potato should be almost ready in about 30-45 minutes. I don’t like to use a higher heat than that for making them but use your own judgement.
now to make the stroganoff.
I like to use the oven for this as well. Same 350F temperature.
add 1 cup of water into an oven-safe pan and then combine the mushrooms, beefless tips and minced garlic. Allow 10-15 minutes then add the rest of the seasonings. Allow another 10-15 minutes and add the sour cream, butter and water. Place back in oven to allow the gravy to reduce down and soak up the flavors.
Now the potato should be ready for the mashing. Liberally apply sour cream and butter to your own tasting as it is just a mashed potato. Nothing special! Once mashed just toss the goods back in the oven on the lowest part of the oven to keep it good and heated and cook a bit more.
The noodles I chose to use tend to cook fast! So definitely wait until everything is done before cooking or you will have a soggy mess!
That is pretty much it. Keep an eye on the stroganoff and once it is to the thickness of your liking toss on the noodles and 5-7 minutes later you can dress the plate! Bon appetit!!
*disclaimer: I cook off the cuff so these measurements and timings are eyeballed but damn it tasted good!
where are you mother? i blinked and you were gone. alone i am feeling as i was pulled from where i was to this cold object. i know not what it is but the wind is brisk and i cannot get a glimpse of what is going on, mom. i’m shivering from cold and i am wet so much that i cannot bear it further. please, mom, please make the cold stop. it all stopped. i guess this a field trip? maybe i should apologize for being so upset for being cold since i am warm now. i am sorey, mother. i guess it was a test for what i was capable of doing. i am in a nice wooden area now that is warm. mother, i have things biting on me but i cannot move to make them stop. mother, this trip does not seem right. i, i am feeling rather closed in….i can barely turn my head, mother. i wish you were here. i feel so alone. i cant see anything. all i can do is hear and what i hear is scary. i can barely turn my head. i can’t turn around. i cant feel my tail anymore, mother. where am i? i miss you, mother! i don’t see the daylight anymore…all i see is this wooden thing i am stuck in. i can’t turn. it is hard to sit down. the ground is cold and wet. i am sorey mother but i defecated where i stand cuz i just don’t know where else to go. i am locked in this place. i am starving, mother. i don’t know what is going on. i wish i knew. i am guessing this was for the better but i am lost and confused. i miss the days we spent out in the grass. i can’t eat what they feed me cuz it makes me sick so they force it on me. i wish i knew why i were here. Mother, where are you? i am lost and do not know what to do. mother, they are binding me with things. i am trying to fight it but i have no energy. mother, i wish i knew what was going on. i am so lost and confused. it is all dark now…i cannot see anything. mother, i hope you will be there when i am able to see. mother? mother??