we are on the cusp of the growing seasons right now. i always enjoy this time when the hearty comfort vegetables are still available and the new light ones start to appear. eating seasonally is such an important way of living around our household. this past week we got some locally grown winter root veggies like winter squash, beets, and purple carrots and also some green beans which hinted that spring was on it's way. no matter what season it is, this dish is great and full of nutrients. the basic dish is composed of a grain such as farro, quinoa, rice, wheat berries or bulgur, a mix of roasted vegetables, and you top it with some yeast gravy which brings it all together. today i am going to share my recipe for yeast gravy, it is a healthy condiment that can be used on just about everything....especially veggie bowls.
1 heaping Tbsp flour
1 cup nutritional yeast (available at your local health food store)
1/2 - 3/4 cup water
1 Tbsp soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
-on medium heat, toast the flour and yeast in a pan until fragrant,stirring often
-whisk in the water, slowly. you may need to add more or less depending on the thickness of the gravy
-turn the burner down to medium low and allow gravy to cook for a few minutes, stirring often
-add the soy sauce and salt and pepper
-if there is any lumps in your gravy you can use a hand held immersion blender
-pretty easy huh?
photos and recipe by kristen bach