Thursday, October 02, 2008

VeganMoFo: Gravy



Red-Skinned Potatoes, Kale Mash w. Seitan Topped w. Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy



Why on earth have I never made the Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy from VwaV??? Seriously? It was delicious!! I'd make it for dinner guest even! I have written it on many "this week I will make" lists but still have never made it up until tonight. I have no idea what even made me make it tonight. I just went into the kitchen and started making it not even sure if I had all the ingredients that I needed. I didn't have the lemon but it was still damn tasty without it but I can see where it would work in brightening all the flavors in the recipe. The gravy of course worked great with the mashed potatoes and the lightly fried seitan. I can't wait to use it for the holidays with some nice cranberry sauce on the side.

Another good thing about the gravy and the complete meal..Reno liked it! I've been struggling with her food wise all week. Last week she ate everything green and good for her. This week..nope. Nothing green..nothing very good for her except rice and beans. My maa gave me the idea for putting kale in mashed potatoes, lucky for me I had some kale and potatoes (and garlic). I mashed them up with some Earth Balance and Rice Milk and kept the potatoes and gravy separate on her plate until I knew she would eat it. Then I mixed it all up. I left out the seitan for her because I tried to give it to her earlier and she wasn't too into it. I was using store bought seitan as opposed to the homemade cutlets I usually make. I have to say the brand I usually love wasn't so good tonight so I don't blame her for not eating it. From now on it's only homemade seitan for us. Homemade as in I'm making a triple batch tomorrow and freezing some of it.

18 comments:

Ricki said...

It does look delicious! I've never tried it, either, but have been looking for a good gravy. Must give it a go!

tofufreak said...

i have yet to make the chickpea gravy, although i think i really need to try it out soon from the looks of your pics! hehe.

kindkitchen said...

MMM I would love to eat that gravy for dinner everyday!

Also, I love the name Reno! :]

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

I use that recipe all the time, I think I have it memorized. This house eats more than it's share of gravy... on EVERYTHING!

VeganView said...

I have been looking for a vegan gravy for all the upcoming holidays and for a special OCT MOFO thanksgiving I am having with all my vegan friends. I am sold! Thank you!

seitanismymotor said...

I've never made it myself and now I am also asking "why"? This looks super delicious!

Jeni Treehugger said...

I'm another who has not made it either!!

i will now though - that looks SCRUMMY!

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

I have not made it either, but it is on my to-make list!

Sal said...

that chickpea gravy rocks doesn't it!

Catherine said...

I've only made that gravy a couple of times, but it's always a hit with the BF -- I think he'd eat it out of the pan with a spoon if I let him!

Lindsay I-F said...

The chickpea gravy is amazing I used to make it all the time but I haven't in forever, I think you just inspired me to make it again. It is amazing!

B36Kitchen said...

I'm surprised at how many people have never made this gravy! GO MAKE IT NOW!!

River said...

I've been living under a rock, this is the first time I hear about that chickpea gravy. It looks awesome!

Thank you for the nice comment you left on my Halloweegan post! I added you to my blogroll :)

erin32mc said...

I haven't made it either but I will now! That looks SO good.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Wow, a lot of us haven't made that gravy. I'm surprised.

Your dinner looks great!

jessy said...

damn, that looks awesome! and how awesome that Reno loved it, too! mmmmmmmmmmmmm! i'm totally put'n kale in some mashed taters & making a gravy to smother them in next week - thanks for the inspiration! your mash looks too good not to make! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! oh, and may i say - HOORAY for chickpea gravy (and for more VeganMofo!)!

Becca said...

I had the same reaction to this gravy. It's so amazing! I loved, too, that it put to use all of my small and selective collection of spices without my having to go to the co-op for more.

Bex said...

punk rock chickpea gravy is probably my favoritest-er-est gravy ever