I'm always veganizing recipes that I love...so...I'm working my way
through all of the amazing recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
...making a Vegan Version of each one...... sometimes successfully - sometimes not...Recipe Count 290/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 659

Friday, June 4, 2010

Vegan Concombres aux Champignons et à la Crème

[Creamed Cucumbers with Mushrooms]

Cucumbers were on sale for 79¢ so I got some and made another cucumber dish...

...First you bake the cucumbers - I used less salt this time - and then you make a cream sauce...

...Just mix some cornstarch with some cream (I used soymilk with powdered soymilk added to make it creamy - but I think plain soymilk would work or soy creamer)...add your mushrooms, salt and pepper and then add your baked cucumbers...

...This was a super easy recipe...and practically everything is better in a cream sauce...

...the baked cucumbers have such an interesting flavor and texture...

Substitutions:
Soy Milk with Powdered soymilk for the cream
Earth Balance for the butter in the Baked Cucumbers

Recipe here: Mastering the Art of French Cooking

p. 501

2 comments:

  1. A little cucumber goes a LONG way with me. But, I'm thinking I need to try them baked ..and creamed with mushrooms. I haven't seen powdered soymilk, tho.

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  2. I have a cucumber I bought today, I will try the recipe.

    It seems strange to cook it. However, I did a recipe for peas cooked with lettuce. It seemed odd as the recipe progressed, but it was very nice and I've made it since.

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