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Why a PINK chef's coat?

Simply put, I carry my Dad's legacy with me through my cookbook, cooking and everyday I am writing my food columns, he is always with me. I carry my Mom with me through a silent reminder of her struggle with breast cancer that took her life, as well as the lives of many other women who have dealt with, and are still dealing with, this horrible affliction. Besides, why not pink? It makes a man look good!

Amazing Gravy

What a great way to make something that is good for you AND a phenomenal way to introduce vegetables into your childrens diet without them even knowing(The basic concept of my 3d cookbook I might add). I have done away with the classic roux thickener here, without any loss of flavor.

Perfect for beginners or those in a rush. This gravy should not take more than five minutes from beginnging to end and it will be the best gravy you'll ever have. For an amazingly tasty gravy without fat, simply buy fat free broth.

Ingredients

For 1 Batch(es)

Recipe

  • 1 (15-ounce)can low sodium beef or chicken broth*
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables of your choice, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Amazing Gravy Directions

  1. Warm up the broth in the microwave or stove top until hot, but not scalding. Place in a food processor or blender with the last 2 ingredients and puree, on high, until you can no longer see even small bits of vegetables, about 30 seconds.
  2. You can either strain the bulk from the vegetables from the liquid or leave as is. There will not be more than a teaspoon, if any.
  3. Place mixture in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring almost constantly. Once boiling, remove from heat and serve.
  4. * If you are using bouillion, use enough to flavor 2 cups water.
  5. NOTE: I would like to touch base on two things. First, the beef gravy will not be as brown as you are used to because of the carrots in the mixed vegetables. Purchased gravy uses caramel coloring to darken the end result. And secondly, to make this recipe even quicker. Bring broth to a boil before continuing with recipe. There will be no need to bring it to a boil again if you are going to immediatley consume it. The reason I prepare it as directed is because it will get slightly thicker when boiling it after pureeing and I have always brought food up to temp in all restaurants because of health code restrictions.
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