Vegetarian Shiitake Mushroom Gravy just in time for the holidays!
6-10 Shiitake mushrooms (depending on size)
1 medium size onion
organic soy sauce
4-5 Tbls organic wheat flour (white or whole grain)
3-4 Tbls flax meal
If using dried shiitake mushrooms soak in water that has been brought to a boil for twenty minutes. Cut off stems and chop mushrooms. Save water for soaking for broth. Slice and chop onion. Sauté mushrooms and onions in 6-8 Tablespoons of olive oil stirring occasionally until onions are translucent and tender. Add more olive oil as needed. It helps to make sure onions are tender if all olive oil is not absorbed during sautéing so add more oil as necessary. Add mushroom soaking water that was set aside. Stir. Let simmer one minute. Add water, 5-6 Tablespoons. Let simmer and stir. Add organic soy sauce and freshly-ground black pepper to taste. Add more water if necessary. Add wheat flour and flax meal. Simmer. Stir frequently. Add more water if needed. Add more soy sauce to taste for desired degree of saltiness. Sprinkle in brewers yeast. Stir and let simmer one minute. Remove from heat. Serve over potatoes or grains.