Mashed Potatoes with Gravy and Mixed Veggies

4 Aug

003This is a really fattening dish, right? All those potatoes (4 cups) covered with gravy? Well, if they were prepared with the ingredients most Americans use, the answer would be “yes.” But guess what…

Eating this way will make you LOSE EXCESS WEIGHT, heal from Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease, heal your complexion, constipation, and ulcers, will lower your risk of cancer and gall and kidney stones, and will give you a long, healthy life.

Mashed potatoes: red-skinned potatoes cubed and steamed for 15 minutes, then mashed after being seasoned with black pepper and sea salt.

Gravy (as shown — see below for a much better recipe): several chopped mushrooms, a little bit of almond milk (non-dairy) and water, seasoned with black pepper, cumin, and tamari sauce, blended in a blender on high until creamy.

Gravy (much better recipe): 2 cups water, tamari or soy sauce to taste, dash of black pepper, nutritional yeast flakes (options), onion powder, either 1/4 cup of whole wheat pastry flour or 2 tbsp of potato or non-GMO corn starch. The starch is easier to make, and can be slowly whisked into the water; the flour needs to be added to hot water very slowly while whisking. Continue to cook on medium heat while stirring. If using flour, cook for about 10 minutes until it no longer tastes underdone. If using starch, cook until the desired thickness is achieved.

Vegetables: from a frozen bag of peas, carrots, corn, baby lima beans, and green beans. Steamed for 8 minutes and seasoned with black pepper and sea salt to taste.

NOTE: Adding oil, meat, and/or dairy will cause this to be a fattening meal, and too much of those things, especially the meat and dairy, will completely negate all the benefits listed above. Without those things, you can eat as much of this type of whole, plant-based food as you want, and you’ll still get well and lean over time!

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