Even before we switched to a plant based diet, Turkey was not the item I looked forward to most for Thanksgiving dinner.  It was ‘Mashed Potato Volcanoes’.  What?  You’ve never heard of them?  I don’t remember who in my family invented this little tradition but my cousin and I always had a little competition to see who could make the biggest volcano.  You start with a big ole’ spoonful of mashed potatoes and you form it into a mountain.  Then you make a hole in the top of the mountain, this is where you put the corn.  Next you take the gravy and pour it onto your volcano - VOLIA! - Mashed Potato Volcanoes!  Ah, the memories!  I’ve never gone a Thanksgiving without my volcanoes and I’m not about to stop just because we don’t eat meat.  Finding a delicious vegan gravy was on the top of my list this Thanksgiving.  Does this taste just like the usual turkey gravy you have at Thanksgiving?  No, but I loved the taste of it and it was FABULOUS on top of my volcanoes.  If you need a vegan/vegetarian or gluten free gravy for your Thanksgiving dinner I highly recommend you give this a try.  So, someone please tell me I’m not the only grown adult out there making volcanoes out of their food?



  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tbsp coconut nectar or raw honey
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Gold Oil or olive oil


  1. In a blender or food processor combine all ingredients and puree until smooth.
  2. In a medium pot on high heat, add gravy and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to low and stir frequently to thicken.
  4. Remove from heat and serve.

Nutritional Info:

Makes about 2 cups.

Serving size 1/4 cup.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 82.5, Cal. from Fat: 44, Total Fat: 5g, Sat. Fat: .5g, Carbs: 8g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 5g, Protein: 2.5g, Sodium: 98.5mg, Chol: 0mg


Leftover gravy can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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