For many vegetarians, mashed potatoes and stuffing is a perfectly acceptable Thanksgiving meal. Custom and personal preference, however, sometimes call for something a little more distinctive. Mary Clifford and Vegetarian Journal have produced a Thanksgiving Treasures menu which will provide that touch.
The Thanksgiving menu features: Simply Gravy, Herb-Seasoned Potatoes, Tofu in Phyllo, Old-Fashioned Stuffing, Tempeh with Leeks, and Creamy Winter Squash Soup. Baked Apples and Pears top off the deliciously filling meal.
SIMPLE VEGETARIAN GRAVY
(Makes about 2 3/4 cups)
1 tablespoon reduced-fat margarine
1/4 cup flour
3 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons miso dissolved in 2 tablespoons warm water
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
In a 2-quart saucepot melt margarine over medium heat. Stir in flour until dissolved. Add remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring, over medium heat, until thickened. (29 calories and 1 gram fat per 1.4 cup serving)
To obtain a copy of Thanksgiving Treasures recipes, send a self-addressed envelope with two first class stamps to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. These recipes are excerpted from the bimonthly Vegetarian Journal. Sample copies of the magazine are $3.
The vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization which educates the public about vegetarianism. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not consume other animal products such as eggs or dairy. For more information about vegetarianism visit <www.vrg.org> or write to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203.
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