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"Saaasage" Gravy

(Only make periodically due to seitan being more of a processed vegan food)

1/4 pkg of Uptons Naturals Italian Seitan crumbled into tiny pieces (grind them in food processor, grinding into small pieces) 
1 tsp Minced Garlic (or however much you want)
1 tbsp minced onion or shallots (or however much you want)
1 1/4 c Unsweetened Coconut Milk in a carton (could need more)
1 - 2 tbsp of low sodium tamari or soy sauce  (start with 1 tbsp, then add more to reach desired salt level)
1/4 tsp pepper (or to taste)
1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast (Optional)
1/4 c water or more
2 tbsp of organic brown rice flour (arrowhead mills brand)
Bread Slices or your favorite vegan biscuit


Pour some water in a non stick pan. Add Seitan, garlic, onion/shallots. Cook on high heat. Once water is gone , push seitan, garlic, onion/shallots to center. Turn down the heat to medium after cooking the seitan, garlic and onions, then add the flour, nutritional yeast, and about 2 tablespoons of tamari for the brown color and salt flavor (it won't taste like tamari), and about 2-3 tablespoons of water to make a roux (pasty, sludgy consistency). 

Turn the heat back to high, then start pouring in the milk a bit at a time and stir everything together the entire time, scraping aka deglazing the pan. Keep scraping off roux from your spoon, mashing and stirring the roux into the milk. You may end up having roux bits in your gravy, that's fine. Keep adding milk until it's the consistency you want, either thick or medium thick. You may need to add more than 1 1/4 c milk, that's fine. But avoid watery consistency. If it becomes to thin, just add more flour. Turn off heat. Add pepper to taste.

Note, when gravy sits a bit, it thickens more. Add more milk over heat to thin it out a bit if desired.

Pour over vegan toast and serve.

I have tried 3 different flours. The organic brown rice flour thickens the best. The vegan toast we buy is better than any bread we’ve had. Its called, Alpine Valley Natural Whole Grain Bread - Multi Grain with Omega 3. Its both organic and non-gmo with no oil. 

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