Cremini Mushroom Gravy

Mushrooms have been part of our diet for thousands of years. Cremini mushrooms are a great source of protein, selenium, antioxidants, copper, and potassium, and are rich in vitamin B12, one of the most important nutrients for the brain.

From The Alzheimer’s Solution by Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, MD. Copyright 2017.

2 cups vegetable broth
¼ cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ medium yellow onion, diced small
8 ounces or 2 ½ cups thinly sliced and chopped cremini mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried sage
¼ tsp salt
Several dashes fresh black pepper
¼ cup dry white wine (preferably chardonnay)
1 tbsp nutritional yeast

1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk the flour with 1 cup of vegetable broth until well dissolved. Then add the remaining 1 cup of broth and mix. Set aside.


2. Preheat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and onions, and sauté for about 5 minutes until soft and translucent. Then add the mushrooms, garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper, and sauté for about 5 to 7 minutes.


3. Add the wine and turn up the heat to bring to a boil. After 3 minutes of letting the wine reduce, add the broth and flour mixture and the nutritional yeast. Whisk for a minute to prevent lumps from forming. Lower the heat to low-medium and let cook for another 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently.


4. Add salt and pepper to taste, and add more nutritional yeast for a savory kick.