Cooking With Tamuno: Vegan Garlic Cheese Biscuits With Mushroom Gravy 

Monday, April 15, 2024
5:30pm - 6:30pm

This event is part of Veg Week. Take the Veg Pledge to move closer to vegan eating for the week, and receive 15% off at local veg-friendly restaurants! 

Cook tasty plant-based dishes!

Join us online from your kitchen to cook along with Tamuno! We will be celebrating VegWeek (April 14-21) by making plant-based versions of traditional biscuits and gravy. These comfort food recipes will satisfyingly fill your belly. The veganized style of cooking warms your heart as well. With one bite you’ll see that compassionate plant-based foods can also be super tasty. Learn how to make this simple dish and find a new meal option for yourself or for entertaining friends and family.

Tamuno Imbu, our Community Organizer and cooking class instructor will walk you through the preparation. First we will prepare the gravy. While that is developing the flavors on simmer, we will make flaky garlic cheese biscuits. These will serve as the perfect complement to each other. The whole meal can be prepared from start to finish within one hour. 

If you want to cook along, gather your ingredients (see list below) and a food processor before joining us. See you online!

Cook with us online!

We hope you can join us for this fun event. Register today!

Class registration is $5.00 or free for students and people who are unemployed. We want to make sure that everyone who is interested has the ability to participate. The class will take place via Zoom and login instructions will be provided after registration.

If you want to cook along with Tamuo, be sure to pick up the ingredients listed below to have them on hand.

Ingredients to have on hand for the cooking class

Mushroom Gravy Ingredients:

½ cup olive oil (or sunflower oil)
8 oz thickly sliced mushrooms (cremini and/or shiitake, we prefer to have 4 oz of each)
1 large sweet onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegan butter
2-3 tablespoons garlic, chopped
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried sage
½ tablespoon garlic powder
½ tablespoon onion powder
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 ½ tablespoons nutritional yeast
⅓ cup red wine (optional)
5 cups water
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari or coconut aminos
2 tablespoons “no chicken” bouillon paste
1 tablespoon mellow white or chickpea miso

Garlic Cheese Biscuits Ingredients:

½ cup plain, unflavored oat milk (barista style is preferred)
½ cup thick plain coconut yogurt (about 5 oz)
4 cups wheat flour, plus more for dusting (we prefer Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat flour)
2 teaspoons sea salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons organic sugar
½ cup vegan cheddar style shredded cheese
¼ cup chopped garlic
½ cup chopped fresh chives
½ cup chopped dill, fresh (optional)
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, chilled (should be solid)
1+ cup vegan butter, (two plant butter sticks), chilled and chopped into cubes + more to brush on top (melted)

This recipe comes from Timothy Pakron, the Mississippi Vegan. Check out his other recipes or buy his cookbook.

Timothy Pakron is the creator of Mississippi Vegan. He is a photographer, cookbook author, food blogger, and gardener from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.

All about Cooking With Tamuno classes

Cooking With Tamuno is an online cooking class offered on the third Monday of most months from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. CAA’s Community Organizer, Tamuno Imbu is our resident chef extraordinaire. Each month, he selects a vegan recipe that is particularly tasty and easy to make. During the class, he slowly and clearly demonstrates the steps to make the meal. He is also more than willing to take questions — he wants to be sure you walk away with the ability to make each recipe on your own.

He shares the ingredients ahead of time so that you can purchase them and cook along in real time. But it’s also okay to just sit back, watch, and learn. No cooking experience is required as he gears this for people who are new to plant-based cooking. 

All are welcome to cook

Everyone is welcome at these fun online events. Join Tamuno and learn some plant-based cooking skills, all while having an opportunity to meet some of the youth and other participants. You will come away with new recipes and some handy cooking tips. Be prepared to impress your friends and family with your new-found skills! Or better yet, bring them along to the class so they can get these skills for themselves too.

Young people frequently join the classes through relationships with partner organizations. Tamuno also works with these youth in other ways, including leadership programming and introducing them to the issues surrounding living a more compassionate lifestyle. 

Find more vegan cooking recipes and resources

If you are looking for more plant-based recipes, you can go to our page of suggested recipes and to our archive of recipes from our Monthly Vegan Recipe Club. There are lots of great vegan recipes available to support you on your compassionate journey.

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