Monday, 24 July 2017

Easy IKEA Style Gravy [VEGAN].

I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves a cheeky trip to Ikea. Not only for the homespiration, but for the meatballs and gravy too. There's something about that gravy that is just oh-so scrumptious. Anyway, since my switch to veganism over 18 months ago Ikea gravy has obviously been a no go, and I'm not going to lie, I miss it.

So what do you do when you miss something that isn't vegan? You set out to create a vegan version of course. Because let me tell you, there's ways and means of making most things vegan. And so, my friends, that is what I've done.

This gravy, even if I do say so myself, is pretty dreamy. It obviously goes very nicely with vegan meatballs (I've recently been using the Asda meat-free meatballs or popcorn chicken), but you could also enjoy it with homemade meat-free-balls, seitan, a burger or even just over veggies. I mean, honestly, I could happily drink the stuff. Or dip bread and butter in it. Oh the possibilities!

Now I highly recommend that if you don't have mushroom powder that you invest in some. I use the Indigo Herbs  Mushroom ??? and it honestly adds such good flavour to things like gravies. Mushrooms are great for adding a meaty flavour and I religiously use it my regular (non Ikea style) gravy, soups, stews and ramens.



IKEA STYLE VEGAN GRAVY

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

♥ 40g vegan margarine
♥ 50g plain flour
♥ 1 tsp mushroom powder
♥ 400ml unsweetened plant milk (plus extra too loosen if required)
♥ 125ml plant cream
♥ 1 1/2 tbsps mushroom soy sauce
♥ 1/2 stock cube
♥ 1/2 tsp garlic powder
♥ salt and pepper to taste

Want to find out how to whip up some delicious, Ikea style vegan gravy? Look no further because I've got a recipe for you right here!



WHAT TO DO:

♥ Melt the vegan margarine in a saucepan. Once melted add in the plain flour and mushroom powder and stir into the melted butter.
♥ Gradually add the plant milk a little at a time, stirring well as you go.
♥ Add the plant cream, mushroom soy sauce, stock cube and garlic powder. Stir well, bring to a gentle simmer, stir continuously until the sauce thickens.
♥ If the gravy becomes too thick you can add a little more plant milk until you reach your desired thickness.
♥ Season with salt and pepper and serve however you wish (*cough* on a spoon *cough*).


Let's start a conversation:
What meal would you serve this over? I'd love for you to share your thoughts either in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @_hellojordan



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