Welcome to Veg'n in the 'Burbs!

It seems you have stumbled onto the companion blog to Homesteadin' in the 'burbs. Congratulations! Here you will find a treasure trove of vegetarian and vegan recipes that my family loves! I may even throw in some frugal shopping tips if you are good *wink* So pull up a seat, have a cup of coffee and enjoy!

I also want to mention that we do not strictly eat vegetarian/vegan. We work these in as often as possible but we do eat meat...we are in the process of pinning down local organic meats and buy from halal markets or eat wild game. All recipes are intended to be vegetarian but are meat optional.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


So I have to admit breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day! But what is breakfast without eggs, sausage gravy and buttermilk biscuits?  Still yummy, I promise!!!  Speaking of biscuits and gravy, that is my favorite breakfast, so I veganized it!  Thankfully I found quite a few recipes to choose from and jumbled them all together to make my own.

2 cups self rising flour
1T baking non-aluminum baking powder
1/2t salt
4T margarine (I use Earth Balance sticks)
3/4 cup (6oz) non dairy milk (I use soy)
water to add if dough is too floury

Preheat oven to 450*F
Put all dry ingredients in a bowl. With a fork, cut in margarine till mixture is in fine crumbles.  Add the milk and stir till it clings together.  Add flour a little at a time if too sticky.  pull apart little balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake about 10 minutes or until golden!

(for a dinner variation on these, add garlic, rosemary, basil, etc)

"Sausage" Gravy:
Well I totally don't have my own sausage recipe, I use one from the Post Punk Kitchen:

1T and 1/4 cup canola oil, divided
1 small onion, minced
smoky maple sausages (see link above)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 cups non dairy milk (unsweetened works best)
pepper, garlic powder, onion powder & paprika to taste

Heat 1T oil & saute the onion till soft.  Add sausage and heat till browned.  Transfer to a bowl. 

Add 1/4 cup oil and flour to pan.  Whisk and make a roux until it bubbles.  Slowly add milk while dissolving roux.  Stir constantly over medium-low heat to thicken.  Once thickened, add back sausage & onions. Stir well and add spices.  Serve piping hot & enjoy!!

What's your favorite go-to and comfort breakfast??


  1. my hubby's ABSOLUTE fave. will have to try!!! he always makes with match meat but is always looking for new recipes for the ol' b&g

  2. let me know how you like it and if you tweek it in anyway! i'm always up for feedback!!!

  3. ├┤oly ├┤eck! I'm not vegan but do look at the recipes. Yours is the first one I've seen listing "non-aluminum baking powder" in the ingredients. Makes me wonder whether becoming a vegan would be a wise choice.

  4. I am sure you could use regular baking powder if needed, but I use NA due to the links between aluminum and alzheimers (not scientifically confirmed).

    As for becoming vegan being a wise choice..it may not be right for everyone but it can't hurt. If you suffer from high cholesterol, it can (almost always) be reversed by switching to a plant based diet. If you are needing health related info, the documentary Forks Over Knives is great and available on Netflix. I am happy to answer any questions that I can. :)