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Vegan Low Fat Whole Wheat Southern-Style Biscuits & Vegan Fat-Free Sausage Gravy Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

It's Scott's birthday today! Every year he gets to pick a full birthday menu of meals and every year "biscuits and gravy" ends up on the list. Sometimes it's breakfast, sometimes it's dinner but it always finds a way. This year it was a feature at brunch alongside my classic recipe for tofu scramble.

vegan biscuits and gravy with tofu scramble

whole wheat biscuits

Recipe:Southern-Style Biscuits & Gravy

Description

A low fat and vegan version of a traditional Southern comfort food.

chef's Note: you can substitute HH's 3-ingredient biscuits in this recipe for totally fat-free (and soy-free) biscuits! 

Ingredients

Instructions

For the biscuits: Preheat oven to 400 F. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl and transfer to your food processor with the dough blade (if you have it). Pulse the food processor a few times, until all of the tofutti has been mixed in and little balls have formed. Transfer back to the bowl and stir in non-dairy milk. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, transfer mixture on to a greased cookie sheet. Place on the bottom rack and bake for approximately 14 minutes or until the biscuits are slightly brown.


For the gravy: Whisk non-dairy milk and flour together and heat over medium. Crumble the sausages and add it to the non-dairy milk mixture. If using gimme lean, it might be best to toss all the ingredients together in your food processor or blender -- especially if you want a fairly smooth gravy. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce to medium. Allow gravy to thicken to a desired consistency. Add black pepper (I like it really peppery!) to taste.

Vegan "Ribs" Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

With summer coming to an end at rapid speed, I decided to make an old BBQ favorite, ribs. These puppies are so meaty its uncanny and they are ridiculously easy to make, too. I've been baking them in my toaster oven and have had great success!

 

Vegan Ribs

For the Ribs, I use this recipe, but I add 1 tsp of liquid smoke and a few dashes of paprika. I also like to use my South Carolina bbq sauce recipe from my cookbook and serve them with mixed veggies or fresh corn.

Vegan Tuna Melts Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

My recipe for mock tuna salad is a staple meal for Scott & I. It and comes in handy on nights when I'm too tired to cook or its too hot in the apartment to do anything else. I decided to get a little fancy the other night and made "tuna melts" which are very popular here in New York City by way of their "invention" in neighboring New Jersey.

 mock tuna salad

 

vegan tuna melt

For the "Tuna" Melts, toast 4 whole wheat english muffins, and scoop mock tuna salad on top open-face. Then place a slice of tomato and a slice of vegan swiss cheese over top if desired.

Recipe:Mock Tuna Salad

Description

Who knew mashed up chickpeas could taste just like tuna? It's amazing how this sandwich tastes like the real thing.. except with out the fish, mercury, cholesterol and preservatives... It's the healthiest and tastiest TuNo around!

Ingredients

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, mash chickpeas with a fork until coarse and no whole beans are left. Alternatively, pulse beans in a food processor a few times -- careful not to puree, and transfer to a mixing bowl. Shred celery with a cheese grater or pulse a few times in a food processor. Transfer to the mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Add more vegan mayo and/or kelp as necessary or desired and black pepper to taste.

Use Nasoya's fat-free vegan mayo or use the fat-free homemade mayo recipe in my cookbook. Many low fat mayo's, such as Trader Joes brand, are also accidentally vegan but not fat-free. Chef's notes: 1 small dill pickle may be shredded or minced and used in place of the relish. You can also add a light squirt of lemon juice for added flavor.