Sometimes you stumble onto something good by accident, and you end up with a result you didn’t expect which far exceeds your expectation, and that’s where I am with Vegan Gravy powder.
If you have read my blog before you will know last year I made a smoker / dehydrator in order to make smoked paprika. (look on the Heritagecraft you tube channel) This project became public knowledge and I ended up demonstrating it at the Enfield Food festival, unfortunately the peppers for paprika weren’t ready, but the farm holding the festival had a surplus of tomato’s and so smoked tomato powder was born, which has transformed our cooking ever since.
Now it so happens that several members of my family have food allergies and one of the biggest issues is gravy powder, the one version we used to be able to buy has been discontinued by the manufacturer leaving us gravy less, so as the old proverb says “Necessity is the mother of Invention”.
Following a period of experimentation our home made gravy Powder is ready. A combination of Tomato, Mushroom, Onion, and Golden Beetroot, all smoked, dehydrated, and powdered, and mixed together with corn flour acting as a thickener. The end result is a gravy powder which is natural, without any additives or salt, but also happens to be Vegan and Gluten Free.
Best of all it tastes good, and all because the Peppers weren’t ripe. Now you can watch the video, and in September you can buy the book .