Friday, November 12, 2010

The (Vegan ) Gobbler!

Sorry for the lack of posting this week, MoFo-ers.  It's been a crazy work week, and I highly doubt anyone would want to read about how to make an almond butter and apple sandwich, or how to open a Lara bar.  I did make dinner (if you can call a 11:30pm meal dinner...) one night this week, though, and it was as delicious as it was simple.  Literally, all you need is four ingredients:

Okay, technically I also used some potatoes.  So five.  Are you ready for the amazingness that I am about to bestow upon you?

(Vegan) Gobblers
Pre- Gravy
Post- Gravy
- One French baguette 
- 2 cloves garlic
- One Tofurkey Roast
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil + extra for the roll
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sage 
- One can jellied cranberry sauce
- One container wild mushroom gravy

- Prepare the Tofurkey according to directions on package.  *PLAN AHEAD.*  If frozen, you're looking at over 3 hours of roasting.  If thawed, you're looking at an hour and a half.  The EVOO, soy sauce, and sage are for the baste.  Feel free to use the other basting option (on package, includes orange juice), and to use more or less to taste.  I chopped two potatoes for a yummy (but mainly lazy) side dish and threw them in with the roast.
- When the Tofurkey is going back into the oven for it's last 10 minutes, prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- For the rolls, we decided to be super healthy and layer on the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and garlic.  We used a tablespoon for each roll, and a whole clove for each.  We love garlic, so you'll probably want to use less.  If you want to be like us, just mince the garlic and spread it on the roll with the oil.  You're making a super lazy garlic bread, by the way.  We also threw on a little sesame oil, but again, that's not really "normal" so it's cool to not do that.
- Heat the gravy in a saucepan over low-medium heat.  Remember to stir!  To be healthier, we added salt.
- Open the cranberry sauce and put it in a bowl....
- When the Tofurkey is done and has cooled for just a few minutes, cut it in half and remove the stuffing.  All of it.  
- Chop half of the tofurkey up cheesesteak style.  Save the rest for tomorrow's lunch.  It'll make you feel better about spending $13 on it in the first place.
- Throw it all on the roll!  We did: cranberry sauce on bottom, followed by a ton of chopped tofurkey, stuffing, more cranberry sauce, and an insane amount of gravy. 

Thanksgiving on a roll!  Enjoy and get ready to be way too full (and happy!)! 


  1. Ooh, I like the idea of those Gobblers. I've never had Tofurkey though. Hmm (smile)...!

  2. Tofurkey is the best!
    Amandah check out my Blog. You are the winner of the Veganville Voopee Pie Contest. Yay!

  3. This is the most ingenious idea ever.

  4. amazing! i'll have to try these recipe :) thanks !

  5. This looks like it would be a great idea for using up Thanksgiving leftovers, too. :)