Vegan Tofu-Mushroom Spread

Well, I'm finally settled in after spending the last week in Los Angeles for the Animal Rights Conference 2009. I have lots of pictures to share with you from my fabulous trip to LA, but I thought it best to share something a bit more special with you today. A new recipe! It's been a bit since I've put up a new recipe and I'll be sure and share photos and stories about Animal Rights 2009 with you in the near future. You need something to look forward to, right?

I was craving something intensely savory this afternoon and decided to whip up this recipe for lunch. I had a handful of cremini (baby bella) mushrooms, some tofu, and some whole wheat bread. It seemed that a spread of some sort was definitely in order.

Tofu-Mushroom Spread

2 TBS olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 TBS whole wheat pastry flour
1 TBS nutritional yeast
1 C cremini mushrooms, roughly chopped
2 TBS sun-dried tomatoes, diced
1 C soy milk
1/2 block of tofu, crumbled

In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the oil and garlic briefly for about two minutes. Add the salt, pepper, nutmeg, flour, nutritional yeast, and mushrooms. Cook over medium heat until mushrooms begin to soften, stirring often. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, soy milk and tofu. Allow the mixture to simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently until the sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to stand for two minutes where the sauce will thicken slightly more. Serve over toast or with crackers.

Serves 2.

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