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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Scraps and Snippets ~ Mushroom Stroganoff


Mushroom Stroganoff 
I love mushrooms. Yum. So I usually buy a big package of them at Costco and then have to come up with ways of using them up. I also brought home some Vegan sour cream from our trip to Minnesota. Michelle is so accommodating and spoiling when we visit. She's way more adventurous and generous than I am ingredient wise. She seriously bought a luxury non-dairy cheese for a recipe. I'm like, yeah, we'll just cut out the cheese. I don't usually buy vegan sour cream unless I have a very special use for it because it doesn't last long once it's opened. So I had this partial container of sour cream languishing in my fridge. No way I was letting that go bad. The picture is before the corn starch and sour cream so it was much thicker. 

2 Cups vegetable broth
2 cloves minced garlic
2 Cups chopped mushrooms
1 TBSP soy sauce or liquid aminos
2 TBSP nutritional yeast
1 tsp of lemon juice
1/2 tsp of mustard
1 TBSP corn starch or arrowroot  (mix with a TBSP of cold water to make a liquidy paste)
Non-dairy sour cream (I used a cup, next time I may up it a bit - plain unflavored, unsweetened yogurt would work, too)

Prepared quinoa, pasta, rice, potatoes or toast

Add garlic and mushrooms, lemon juice, mustard and soy sauce to the vegetable broth in a saucepan. Simmer until mushrooms change color and density. Add the cornstarch and simmer until the broth thickens. Remove from heat and add the nutritional yeast and stir well, then stir in the sour cream. 

Serve over your pasta, quinoa, rice, toast or potatoes.

Serves 4ish