Tuesday, July 27, 2010

meat-less pie

I've taken my vegetarian shepherd's pie and given it a twist. This recipe is especially amazing because you can really use any vegetables you have in the fridge, which makes it perfect for the end of the week when you're trying to use everything up before your next shop.

Ingredients
olive oil
whatever winter vegetables you have, chopped into small cubes- in this batch:
1 onion
1 potato
1/8th pumpkin
1 carrot
1/4 broccoli head
1/2 zucchini
4 swiss chard leaves
1 tomato
fresh herbs- we use oregano and thyme from the garden (you could use dried herbs de provence instead)
1 1/2 tbs balsamic vinegar
2 cups vegetable stock
2 cups of water
salt (or a couple tablespoons of tamari) and pepper to taste
3/4 cup cooked chickpeas (about a can's worth)
3/4 cup cooked kidney beans (about a can's worth)
1 vegan pastry top from the freezer
white sesame seeds

Directions
Preheat oven to 180˚ C
Put a generous amount of olive oil in a deep pan or pot and saute the onions on medium until soft
Add all the other vegetables, stir and let them warm for a few minutes
Add the vegetable stock, water, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and fresh herbs and bring to a boil. The liquid should just be covering the ingredients in the pot- add more if needed.
Turn it down to simmer for 20 minutes.
Turn the heat off and add the beans to the mixture.
Transfer ingredients into a large casserole dish and cover with foil or a lid.
Put into the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes until most of the liquid is gone.
Remove from oven, take foil off and add pastry to the top.
Sprinkle the pastry with sesame seeds.
Put back into the oven for another 15-20 minutes.
Remove, slice and serve with a salad.

Perfect for leftovers.

xo

15 comments:

Mrs B said...

Yum...I'm definitely going to have a go at this recipe. I love new vegetarian meals to add to my repertoire :-)

LJ said...

SOunds delicious

Chicken Willow said...

Yum. Can you let me know which company you use to get your fruit and veg. There are so many out there it would be nice to have a recommendation. Thanks xx

Mama Mogantosh said...

ooh, good timing- I've got a meatless mince recipe on my to-do list today...will read this one too an combine forces!

Pics for post coming asap- promise. Hope you're feeling well and energetic today.x

Mama Mogantosh said...

ooh, good timing- I've got a meatless mince recipe on my to-do list today...will read this one too an combine forces!

Pics for post coming asap- promise. Hope you're feeling well and energetic today.x

Catherine Lowe said...

mmmmmmmm, thank you! Looks like a great idea for tomorrow night - before our veggie box arrives! Thanks,

Lola Nova said...

That looks perfect, I'll have to remember it for fall. It's been so hot here that we are doing little oven cooking, and of course the fruits and vegetables are so fantastic fresh right now there is no need.

I read your post on leaving North with a babysitter...I can relate and you should always go with your instinct. Which you did and it seems to have brought you peace. Always good to remember.

Twig and Toadstool said...

What a great idea for a meal!
(I'm usually found at the fridge humming and hawing over what to do with the leftover veggies!)
xo maureen

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh Yum! thanks Meagan xo

Ooty said...

Sounds great! You know, that in this part of the world ;) we eat for dinner meat-less pies all the time (maybe because it is to hot for heavy meals, I don't really know why =D)

Jelly Wares said...

Now that sure does look delicious!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe Meagan..

Hugs - Jodie :)

Steph said...

Oh Yum! And like you said...a great recipe for using up all the leftover vegies. Will give this one a whirl for sure. Made your bread today and it looks great! Hope you're having a restful week :)

Kristi said...

love this one...you are so good in the kitchen.

Catherine said...

Oh yum Meagan this is a great recipe. I've never tried a vegetable pie this before. I might have to give it a try, your's looks very tasty. xo

Sandrine said...

Sound delicious!Thanks for sharing x

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