After a weekend of wedding festivities, Sunday night was all about catching up on work and playing the “What’s left in the fridge?” game. Dinner actually came together pretty well: homemade seitan with roasted sweet potato, roasted onion, and corn cut off the cob and tossed with a little salt, pepper and sour cream. Chris also made a vegan gravy to go with the seitan.

We were trying to come up with a better name for it than just “seitan,” but somehow Vegetarian Turkey Steak or Log-Roasted Wheat Gluten Fillet just sound too weird.

Anyway…here’s the gravy recipe.

Vegan Gravy


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp vegetable stock or ½ bouillon cube dissolved in 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 1.5 tsp corn starch
  • ~1/4 c unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast


  1. In a small saucepan, mix olive oil, broth/bouillon and corn. Once well mixed and warm, add soy milk, a little at a time and whisk.
  2. Bring to a boil then turn down heat and allow to simmer for five minutes
  3. Add nutritional yeast and stir. Serve immediately.
I can’t believe it’s Monday again all ready. I’m sort of on vacation this week, as summer classes don’t start until next week and I just turned in a writing project I’d been working on. I still have stuff going on at the clinic and maybe a work-related seminar, but I also have an Elvis Costello show and apartment-hunting to look forward to! 
And so begins a full-moon week…

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