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Progress on goal (new recipes)

February 7th, 2017 at 08:47 pm

We tried two new meals in the past few days! On Sunday, we had biscuits & gravy. It was pretty good (AS made her usual vegan biscuits which are always great) but I wonder if I could make a better gravy. I used veggie sausage patties and crumbled and browned them before adding to the gravy. That part was good. I used soymilk that I typically use for savory recipes, but I felt like it brought a sweetness to the gravy that spoiled the effect a bit. Maybe a different milk or just add some savory elements to overpower the slight sweet taste.

Then Monday we had ham, beans, greens and cornbread. The ham and beans were both new recipes: I made a vegan ham from scratch and a modified version of FrugalTexan's beans. (I don't have an instapot so I took an online recipe for stovetop beans but used FT's suggested seasonings.) The beans were an awesome side dish (maybe I'd put a bit more paprika next time), but the ham was a fail. The flavor was good but the texture didn't work. I sliced it and pan-fried the slices, and that made it OK, but still my least favorite "wheat meat" I've made in a long time. I may look around for another vegan ham recipe since we liked the concept of it!

13 new meals tried, 37 to go!

5 Responses to “Progress on goal (new recipes)”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    I love to hear about your cooking!

  2. Carol Says:

    I find using soy creamer gives less "extra taste" to things like mashed potatoes or gravy than the unsweetened almond milk I might otherwise use.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Thanks MEC! Smile

    Carol I wouldn't have thought that! Thanks for the tip!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Enjoy reading about your recipes and what works and what doesn't.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad you liked the beans. Smile

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