Thursday, July 18, 2013

Vegan Roast and Potatoes Recipe



Vegan Sunday Roast and Potatoes Recipe



My family LOVED this recipe...in fact it is even better the second day.  We made sandwiches out of it on Monday and they were FANTASTIC!  You will love this Vegan Roast......I served this at a family party, the veggie people enjoyed it as well as the non-veggies!

1/2 c. onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced

Water sautee until onion is translucent.  Set aside.

1 can black beans
1/4 c. nutritional yeast
2 tsp. vegan worcestershire sauce
1 Tb. garlic powder
1 tsp. liquid smoke
1 Tb. tamari or soy sauce
1 1/2 c. water
1 vegan bullion cube
1/2 tsp. sage
1 Tb. parsley

Blend until completely creamy.  Add:

1 c. soaked soycurls and pulse until they are ground  {These are optional}

1 1/2 c. vital wheat gluten

Pour the wheat gluten into a large bowl, then pour the bean mixture over the gluten and mix well.  Massage to help develop the gluten, about 3 minutes. Shape into a rounded loaf, wrap in cheese cloth and tie closed with cord. Set aside:

Simmering Broth:

5 c. water
1/2 c. tamari or soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. dark miso
1/2 tsp. vegan worcestershire sauce
1/3 c. tomato sauce
1 vegan bullion cube
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. sage
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 1/2 tsp. parsley
1/4 c. nutritional yeast
1 tsp. thyme
2 bay leaves
20 peppercorns
1 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.

Veggies:

4 potatoes sliced
2 ribs celery chopped
4 carrots sliced lengthwise quartered


When broth is boiling add the veggies and the wrapped roast.  Immerse roast in the broth and cover with lid, reduce heat to medium/low and simmer for 1 hour.  Remove roast from pot, preheat oven to 350 and bake roast in oven for 30 minutes or until top is crisp but inside is still moist. 

Strain the broth out of the veggies and make a gravy with it.  Serve the roast and veggies with the gravy.


2 comments:

Kendall said...

Hi Tandi!

I found your blog originally when googling for how to flavor vegan bolognese recipes, and that post of yours had some really helpful recommendations for me that I hadn't considered even though I'd been making vegan bolognese for years! And this roast looks amazing just as I was thinking what I was going to pull together for a vegan thanksgiving.

I jumped around various links of yours and found your blog about adoption as well, and I just wanted to say that I so feel for you and it's heartwrenching to read that you've had such little support from your blog readers in any way shape or form, and that nobody has even commented on this post...

If you even had a direct donation option available with nothing in return, I would gladly donate what I can spare -- I'm not wealthy but I'm doing okay and I hope every little bit helps! As it is, I'll just buy some of your ebooks since that seems the most direct way currently.

Even though I have no religious leanings and as a personal decision do not want children -- that is, even though we are very different and I can't even imagine what it's like to be in your shoes -- your emotions and authenticity really come through in your writing and I wanted to reach out to you. So that you can feel like at least somebody on the internet is listening and did value what you contribute! I hope that can at least brighten your day a little.

I wish you all the best! Take care.

Sincerely,
Kendall

Tandi Hartle said...

Kendall - Thank you for your kind words! I had a donation link available for awhile but I removed it after we had little support. Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy the recipes!