1 chopped brown onion
1 cup clean water
2 T olive oil
*1/2 cup mashed potatoes (*if you are not making mashed potatoes with your gravy, you may substitute 2 T organic corn starch or organic tapioca starch-to thicken mixture)
1 T + 1 tsp sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary (crushed)
1 tsp sage
**optional** I LOVE mushrooms, so I add them if I have them. shiitake is one of my favorite, but any will do. I’d add in 1/2 chopped mushrooms while browning onions-only optional- and it was still be delicious if you don’t.
(makes about 2-3 cups of gravy)
On medium heat, brown the onions until translucent (if adding mushrooms, may do so at this point) in a stainless steel pot in the olive oil. Add all the seasonings and herbs and stir in. Once all is mixed in, add the water. You may want to add more water and or more seasoning to your taste. Let mixture get boiling and add in mashed potatoes or the starch substitute. I prefer to add some mashed potatoes I’ve made for this dinner. It thickens it and adds a nice consistency. If you don’t have mashed potatoes, add the starch. You will need to let boil and then set until to your liking of consistency. With a hand immersion blender (I suggest you stock one in your kitchen for quick and easy meal prep) blend it all together for your final step, before dishing and enjoying. If you don’t have a hand immersion blender, you may use a hand held blender or put in blender to mix together for gravy consistency.
You may also make some extra and refrigerate up to 3-4 days, or even freeze a batch to use another time. When cooking, it always helps make meals easier, to make extra while you are doing the work anyhow, and save some for a quicker and easier meal another day.
Please let me know how you enjoy this. (and of course, I use all organic ingredients to help insure lasting health and well being.)
This is a very simple version, and as you get more familiar with recipe, you may add more items you like and experiment with. Adding fresh garlic with onions, could be an option. Other fresh or dried herbs you and your family enjoy.