This is the kind meal we're so happy to enjoy. It is so simple and so economical to enjoy a meal of delicious, filling comfort food. There really is no recipe to this meal except for the wonderful mushroom gravy which we found on the Forks Over Knives website.
Find the Mushroom Gravy recipe from their website below: It's a neat blender version of Gravy as the onion, mushroom,celery and carrot are cooked and pureed into the sauce lending a deeper flavour.
When you consider Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition as an option for your lifestyle, consider that there are choices to be made much like you made on the SAD (Standard American Diet). Would you have time to make a full recipe every meal or everyday?
The option that goes less noticed are the simple pleasures we enjoy daily on a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet. We rotate much of the same foods throughout our day, everyday and enjoy them equally every time. You CRAVE more of the same.
Why is that? Are we so easy to please? Are we not driven by food cravings?
The answer is that once you have successfully stripped your physical taste buds from the dense fatty stimulation derived from animal products, whole plant food ,tastes better than you can imagine. It takes a bit of work at the forefront, to roll up your sleeve and be a bit strict, yet the benefits derived are absolutely worth the effort.
The ingredients above are simply sliced carrots, with a tiny splash of 100% Maple Syrup, Thyme and a 1/2 cup water for steaming. Close the lid, bring to a boil and steam for a few minutes until desired level of cooking. (we like crunchy carrots)
The pan of corn is an entire large bag from frozen. We added to the pan with splash water, not too much and seasoned the corn with our favourite Cajun Seasoning. Bring to a boil, medium high heat, and steam for a few minutes.
The potatoes we have down to the easiest of all preparations for the most delicious, creamy texture. We use a rice steamer. Wash the potatoes well, leave skins on and steam for 45 minutes or until they give to the touch. Using a Potato Ricer (Highly recommend, We spent 15$ on ours), place the cooked potatoes, one at a time in the ricer press over large bowl until the lovely soft flesh is in the bowl and nothing remains in the ricer but skin. Peel the skin off, discard and begin again. (Note: this process took 5 minutes for 14 medium potatoes.)
The potatoes in the bowl will be soft, airy and so easy to mix. Add some vegetable stock, lots of black pepper, some salt (yes it's Ok to salt your whole foods) and if you like nutritional yeast (a vegan cheesy alternative) it's nice to add a few tablespoons. Stir gently.
The entire meal cost 10$, fed our family of larger appetite, three men and one lady. There were leftovers for my husband to take on his flying route tomorrow.
The best news is that if your are trying to lose weight, you may enjoy this as much and as often as you like. This is the high starch, no-oil, recipe of your weight loss dreams.