Recipe: Mushroom GravyNettie Cronish December 1, 2012
From the Vitality Food Feature ‘A MEAT-FREE HOLIDAY MENU‘.
- 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 6 cups sliced assorted mushrooms
- 2 Tbsp white miso
- ½ cup whole wheat flour (or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour)
- 2 cups vegetable stock or water
- 1 cup dry white wine
- ¼ cup tamari
1) In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and mushrooms for 7 minutes or until moisture has evaporated and mushrooms turn golden. Stir in miso. Sprinkle with flour; cook for 3 minutes or until flour has been absorbed.
2) Whisk in 2 cups water, wine, and tamari; bring to boil, whisking. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until thickened.
Nettie Cronish is a vegetarian and organic foods chef, culinary instructor and cookbook author. She is the author of 3 cookbooks and co-author of another 3 cookbooks: Nourish: Whole Food Recipes featuring Seeds, Nuts and Beans, Flex Appeal featuring a healthy dinner on the table in 30 minutes, Everyday Flexitarian: Recipes for Vegetarians & Meat Lovers Alike, New Vegetarian Basics, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being Vegetarian in Canada and Nettie’s Vegetarian Kitchen. Her 7th cookbook, Fair Trade Ingredients will be published Spring 2021. For the past 25 years, Nettie has been the resident culinary instructor at The Big Carrot Natural Foods store in Toronto, Canada. For the vegetarian and flexitarian curious, she also gives classes at Nella Cucina, President’s Choice Cooking School (Loblaw’s), The Loft at Longo’s, the LCBO and Nature’s Emporium. She has taught at George Brown College, Calphalon Culinary Centre, Dish Cooking School and Great Cooks on Eight. Nettie also teaches corporate cooking classes and works with dieticians. Nettie develops and tests recipes for companies and has written articles that have appeared in Chatelaine Magazine, Canadian Living, Food & Drink, Homemakers, Natural Health, Alive Magazine, Vitality, The Globe & Mail and Toronto Star. Nettie’s cooking philosophy is that “delicious is a pre-requisite for healthy”. As a busy mother of three, she has extensive experience getting dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Nettie Cronish is the past Chair of the Women’s Culinary Network, and a past board member at Fairtrade Canada.