Prepare the potatoes and cauliflower, then steam them or boil them. Drain them and leave them aside.
If using an instant pot:
Heat the Instant Pot on Saute. Add oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic, mushrooms and a good pinch of salt and give them a quick mix. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until golden on some edges. Add a tbsp of water if browning too quickly.
Add the wine and mix well for a few seconds to cook out the alcohol.
Add the carrots, celery, thyme, and garlic and mix well. Add the soy sauce, tomato paste, 1/3 tsp salt (if using water or unsalted broth) and water/broth and give it a mix. Cancel saute. You can also add in 1 bay leaf and some rosemary for flavor variation at this point.
Close the Instant Pot lid. Pressure Cook for 9 to 10 minutes (Manual hi pressure). Add a minute if using larger quantity of either mushroom mix or potatoes, or if doubling.
Let the pressure release naturally once the cooking is complete. Open the lid and carefully remove the steamer basket.
Put the pot on saute, Add cornstarch slurry and give it a mix (you can also add 2 tbsp of the mashed potato mixture to thicken). Add spinach or baby kale and black pepper and mix. Bring the mixture to a boil to thicken, then cancel saute. Taste and adjust salt and flavor.
To make it on the stove on a saucepan, follow the same method, but simply cover the saucepan with a lid and cook until the veggies are soft.
Meanwhile. Transfer the steamed potato and cauliflower to a bowl and mash roughly. Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, olive oil, non-dairy milk, and optionally fresh/dried herbs of choice(eg. thyme, rosemary, chives) and mash well to preferred consistency.
Serve the mash layered with the mushroom bourguignon. Garnish with some fresh thyme or basil and black or white pepper.