Mashed potatoes without gravy is like me without my puppy Pepe. Not the same! Coming up with an equally yummy vegan version of this rich and deep wild mushroom gravy that’s been a fave on my family’s Thanksgiving table for years was not so easy.  But this gravy will have vegans and meaties alike calling ‘pass the gravy’ all dinner long!

Wild Mushroom Gravy

Serves 4 – 6

What you’ll need:

1 small to medium onion, halved and diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tbsp. butter substitute like Earth Balance

1 medium portobello mushroom, chopped

4 oz. wild mushrooms, sliced (these could be crimini, shitake, oyster or whatever you like)

2 tbsp. cornstarch

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth

2 tbsp. soy sauce or tamari

salt and pepper to taste

What you’ll do:

In a large frying pan, on medium low heat, melt the butter and add in the onions, portobello mushrooms and garlic.  Add a pinch of salt.  Saute for about 2 minutes.  Add the wild mushrooms and saute for another couple minutes.  Add the cornstarch and mix until dissolved.

Add in the vegetable broth.  Stir to dissolve all the cornstarch.  Let cook for another couple minutes and add the soy sauce.  Taste and season.