Vegan Comfort Loaf With Mushroom Gravy On The Cheap

August 23, 2010 by Keri

Tonight’s post will be short because I’ve got my mind on curling up with a book, but I just had to share my cozy dinner.  I can’t remember the last time food actually made me feel warm and fuzzy, but Vegan on the Cheap‘s Comfort Loaf (page 154) did just that.  And as if the loaf itself wasn’t cozy enough, I made the Creamy Mushroom Gravy (page 31) to drizzle over each slice.

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The vegan vegetable loaf didn’t take long at all to prepare, with most of the time going to 50 minutes of baking.  The flavor was simply perfect.  After the meal I was already thinking of what a perfect late fall meal this will be for getting cozy with the family.  The gravy was very creamy and rich, definitely for more than just vegloaf!  I would definitely use this with anything savory gravies benefit from: casseroles, potatoes, noodles, vegetables.  Vegan on the Cheap quoted the comfort loaf at under $1 per serving and the gravy at under 50 cents per serving, making this a whole meal for less than $1.50 per person.  Now that’s fabulous!

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I’m not sure what I’ll make from Vegan on the Cheap tomorrow, but there must be something else in there I have all the ingredients to make.  So far, everything has been not only affordable, but delicious as well, so I don’t think I can go wrong.  Well, I’m off to read… which probably means I’ll end up folding laundry, picking up toys, and cleaning various surfaces.  That always happens somehow!

What dishes make you feel all warm and cozy?  Are you ready for autumn or wishing the summer would live on forever?

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  1. I am definitely ready for fall! I love to smell chili simmering in the crockpot. This loaf looks good. I think I’m going to try to veganize my mother’s “meatloaf” recipe!

  2. Sarah S. says:

    Ah, I made the 3 bean loaf from Vegan on the Cheap last night. So tasty! Yours looks great.

  3. Regina says:

    Yum, I love the Vegan on the Cheap cookbook…it’s such a great book and resource!

  4. Dianne says:

    What a great idea for a cookbook. I must look it up!

  5. Stefanie says:

    I look at cookbooks and always turn them down because there are not enough pictures. After following your blog for the past few months, I have learned not to judge a cookbook without pictures. All the recipes you made so far look great. I’ll have to buy one of the books you have been using and get cookin’.

    I am ready for autumn. This heat has gotten to me. Plus I am ready for some winter squash. 🙂

    • Keri says:

      I used to do the same exact thing, but now I kind of like not having the pictures because I’m not bound by what it’s “supposed to” look like. I’m so glad I’ve convinced you to try the photo-less out. There are some great finds! 🙂

  6. VegMuffinMan says:

    I am breakfast kind of guy, so my version of vegan peanut butter french toast is my meal in which i could just curl up and enjoy every bite of. But when time is short, a bowl of groats with peanut butter, raisins, and rice milk do just fine ;D

  7. Heidi says:

    Yummy! I just got my copy of Vegan on the Cheap yesterday and the first thing I’m making today is Comfort Loaf! I’ll have to try that gravy too!

    • Keri says:

      Yay! I hope you love the book! My favorite so far has been the Smoky Southwest Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie!