Vegan Green Bean Casserole – EXCELLENT!!! 5 Stars!!! by fatfreevegan

 

made originally by www.Fatfreevegan.com

 

Green Beans 

2 quarts water

1 tablespoon table salt
1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
 

Mushroom Sauce

10 ounces mushrooms (I used a combination of regular button mushrooms and Trumpet mushrooms)
5 cloves garlic, minced                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeas
generous pinch cayenne pepper
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup vegetable broth (I used some of the brine from the cooked green beans)
1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup soy creamer (or soy milk)
Topping
1 1/2 slices whole grain bread
1 tablespoon Earth Balance margarine
pinch of salt
pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1 3-ounce can of French fried onions

Green Beans

Bring the water to boil in a large pot. While its heating, cut up the beans. Add the salt and beans to the boiling water. Cover and cook for 6 minutes. Drain beans in a colander, and then spray for a minute with cold water to stop the cooking. Let them drain in the colander, shaking every now and then to get off all the water.

Mushroom Sauce

Trim and discard the mushroom stems and chop the mushrooms into pieces. Spray a non-stick pan with canola oil and heat it. Add the mushrooms, garlic, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Cook until mushrooms are very soft and exude their juices. Whisk the flour into the vegetable broth and add to the mushrooms along with the sherry. Simmer, stirring, until mixture thickens. Add the soy creamer and simmer until thick, about 5 to 10 minutes. Adjust the seasonings and stir in the beans.

Topping

Put the bread, margarine, salt, and pepper into a food processor and pulse until crumbly. Pour into a bowl and add the onions. Stir to combine.

Assemble:

Put the green beans into an oiled casserole dish and top with mushroom sauce and the onion mixture on top of it all evenly. Bake at 375 F for about 25 minutes.

 

please check out my favorite recipe blog: Fat Free Vegan

Time with my SoyQuick Premier Milk Maker 930P

soyquick-premier-930PHi all. Well if you are reading this, you must be interested in soy milk and you just might like to read this.

A few months ago, I was lucky enough to win the SoyQuick Premier Milk Maker 930P, thru a sweepstakes from www.soymilkquick.com. I was and am just delighted. In our household, we do not drink regular cows or animal milk. Soy milk is our way, plus the occasional almond, hemp and rice milk. To get this gift, was such a blessing. With all the increasing costs of soy beans, being able to make the soy milk at home was a trill. First, it’ll save money, second, FRESH SOY MILK every morning!!!!!, not to mention, making the milk with your own hands handmade and with love. I couldn’t wait to get started.

I first went out and bought a huge bag of soy beans from our local Li’l Saigon..however, you are provided with a small bag of soybeans with the machine to start off with.

My first few attempts to make soy milk worked but there is a little bit of an art to it. However, its easy and enjoyable.

If you are looking at buying this item, I highly recommend it.

However, two things you must be aware of,

One: it’s a commitment. The fresh soy milk doesn’t last very long, so, in my experiences, I make soymilk every morning or every other morning. It takes about 15 minutes to make..however you have to wait for the milk to cool down before using it. It’s very hot at first.

Second: Be careful with the machine. The sensor inside is sensitive. I had to return my first machine and get a new one. The company is wonderful, excellent communicator and sent me another one free of charge.

The machine comes with everything you’ll need to make soy milk, tofu and it even comes with cleaning supplies. It is important to read the warnings in the manual provided.

This machine makes, almond milk, tofu, okara, soy milk and many other milks and drinks. Java Soy, Fruit Soy…really anything. It’s fantastic. I have only perfected soy milk at this point. I will post more recipes, ideas and experiences as I go along.

Thank you for reading. Check out their website: www.soymilkquick.com

If you have questions, recipes or ideas, please let me know.

thank you,

Krista

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