Rich, comforting gravy on top of fluffy, flaky, buttery vegan biscuits? You got it! This recipe for vegan biscuits and gravy will become a staple in your brunch menu, for many mornings to come.
Growing up, my parents were not what you would call “cooks”. I won’t knock my upbringing, but I ate a lot of freezer meals, hamburger helper, rice-a-roni, and canned vegetables. But, one thing my mom occasionally made was biscuits and gravy. And y’all, it was a THING. So much so that it’s what she makes for every father’s day or birthday.
Now, were these vegan biscuits and gravy? Most definitely NOT. My mom’s family is from Tennessee, so the gravy was made with sausage, lots of flour and evaporated milk, and LOTS of black pepper. While my gravy is not as decadent as the aforementioned version, it still has tons of flavor. Plus, it still brings comfort in the way only a solid plate of biscuits and gravy can.
One thing my mom did take a shortcut on was the biscuits. Do I blame her? Absolutely not! Canned biscuits work great when there are mouths to feed and you’re on a time crunch. But, you’d be surprised at how easy it is to make biscuits from scratch. The recipe used here is from my first book, Vegan Bowl Attack!, pictured below – (sans a couple of spices) and it’s the one I make whenever I need the perfect biscuit. They’re super flaky and split wonderfully for that great gravy coverage.
Instead of sausage in the gravy, I used minced mushrooms, for their meaty flavor. One tip I would suggest, is if you want a whiter gravy scoop out most of the “gills” of the mushrooms, as they’re what darken it to a brown color. If that doesn’t matter to you, make as the recipe states and it’ll look like mine! Either way, it’ll taste reeeeeal good.
Lastly, I served these vegan biscuits and gravy up for my friend Jennifer and I, and she had mentioned wanting some potatoes. I’m not one to turn down starchy breakfast foods (clearly) so I threw some diced red potatoes in my air fryer basket, sprayed them with a little oil, and sprinkled seasonings over them. So EASY! If you’re interested in a recipe like that, let me know in the comments!
Oh! I almost forgot. The beautiful Sea Blue background I used for the photos is actually an awesome cart that Corey’s uncle made for me. You can check out his other builds/projects on his instagram. Now, have a great day and stay tuned for a cool post coming at you later this week!
Need another use for lentils? Try out these Air Fryer BBQ Lentil Meatballs! Chewy and flavorful on the inside, while slightly crunchy on the outside, then slathered in your favorite BBQ sauce.
I’ve gotta be honest, I’ve been hogging this recipe all to myself for some time now. I had originally made it for the #VYAPantryChallenge, before moving, but I got so caught up in everything that I lost track of it. Even though I wanted the challenge to be a set amount of time, I think these types of recipes are still super helpful! What do you think?
And, before I tell you more about these delectable BBQ lentil meatballs, I have an important announcement. Vegan Yack Attack On the Go! has its new cover, and is totally on pre-sale!! I’m so happy with how the design and photo turned out, and I hope you love it, too. Just remember, that through Amazon you can get pre-sale price guarantee, so if the price drops (it always does), you will pay the lowest amount no matter when you ordered it. 🙌
Now, back to the BBQ lentil meatballs! I had SO many people commenting about using up lentils, and of course, I had some of those in my pantry. Along with the lentils, I had some dried mushrooms and a little BBQ sauce leftover that I didn’t want to move with. Put all of that together with the timing of me getting an air fryer and BLAM! This recipe came about.
I tried a couple of versions of this recipe, and this one is definitely my favorite. The addition of Vital Wheat Gluten to the lentils, acts as a great binder, plus adds a chewy texture. That being said, you can make these gluten-free by using GF vegan Worcestershire and GF flour, but you may have slightly crumbly lentil balls. While using raw onions could be a shortcut, you miss out on the added sweetness and flavor from caramelizing them.
So, go on, make these tasty BBQ lentil meatballs for your next party (paired with some suuuuper cute toothpicks), and enjoy! Make sure to tag me @veganyackattack & #veganyackattack if you try them out. ❤
Make this Refreshing Strawberry Turmeric Salad to wow your eyes and stomach, with bold colors and flavor! Easy to put together and allergy-friendly.
Now that it’s definitely March, Spring is here! And what better way to celebrate, than with a beautiful salad that bridges the seasons? Today, I have for you, a colorful kale salad, filled with fresh berries, ripe avocado, toasted cashews, and a creamy, strawberry-turmeric dressing. If you feel like you’re lacking in nourishment for any reason, this Refreshing Strawberry Turmeric Salad will perk you right up! I know it worked for me.
Another thing that got me super excited – aside from starting my garden – was this new Market Place line in Moss, from Lenox. You see, I already love Lenox products, but since I moved, I was able to finally bring out my other kitchen goodies that have been packed away for years. What did this mean? ALL OF THE OLIVE GREEN DISHES!
So, when I saw this Moss set, I knew it would match perfectly with the look I had going on. Plus, Corey and I needed some more dishwasher and microwave-safe dishes, that also looked great, so that we weren’t running the dishwasher every other day. When these dishes showed up, I was elated (as you may have seen on my Instagram). They matched my vintage Pyrex and Fire King (pictured), perfectly.
It just seemed fitting to honor this new chapter in my life and the near start of a new season, with this Refreshing Strawberry Turmeric Salad because it looks like an edible celebration! If you’ve never had – or enjoyed – fruit in your green salad before, you should really try this version out. The tart berries pair well with the creamy berry/orange/cashew/turmeric dressing, and salted cashews. So many flavors happening here!
Find the recipe below, and find these incredible Lenox dishes at Macy’s. The Market Place line is also available in Indigo, Berry, and Teal if Moss ain’t your thing. Lastly, if you make the recipe, take a pic and tag me so that I can check it out! <3