Help Me Make a Dietarily-Constrained Feast Great!
October 18, 2012 5:26 AM Subscribe
So, I need to do some vegan cooking, but there are extra limitations. Help me come up with some ideas for a fun Thanksgiving
posted by GenjiandProust to Food & Drink (24 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I have a friend who is coming to visit for a few days around Thanksgiving, and we'll be cooking up a storm.
2. No soy
3. No wheat/gluten
4. Nothing acidic (or, possibly, in very small amounts)
1. All vegetables and fungi welcome
2. No need to replicate a "traditional Thanksgiving."
I'm not terribly worried, because there is a load of Indian cooking I can make work, some soups, and we both like roasted vegetables a lot. However, I have two issues:
1. Sauces. A lot of the things I make (like the roasted vegetables) are a bit bland without some sort of sauce. Most of those sauces rely heavily on soy sauce and/or vinegar/citrus/tomatoes. I have an idea for a sort-of gravy involving reduced mushroom broth thickened with corn or potato starch, but it's still in the design stage. How can I make some great savory sauces w/o acid?
2. I'd like to make some nice desserts. I have a recipe for a vegan chocolate pudding which I think will do, and I have plans for a fruit crumble where I will swap out gluten-free steel cut oats for the wheat the flour, but I am a bit concerned it won't cook properly. Also, suggestions on (soy) butter substitutes for the topping would be appreciated.