Now that the holidays are over (I hope everyone had a good time) and things have settled down a little, I decided I wanted a simple, tasty, warm meal. Pot pie was the only logical answer, especially with a biscuit baked on top. Happy New Year everyone and may your year be full of good [vegan] food.
I decided to recreate one of my old favorites in a simple way. The only thing you change is the chicken ingredient, the rest is the same. So quick, so convenient, so healthy and so good. You can enjoy it in a pita half, traditionally with sliced bread, or with a side of crackers. Also, if tempeh is a ‘no go’ for you, you can easily use chickpeas instead with the same satisfying result.
I have made a total of around 5 or 6 different Shepherd’s Pie recipes over the last year. This is the first one where I actually said ” Wow, this is the one. ” So here you go. I was able to make 3 individual pot pies, and an 11 x 8 ” sized pie I believe. They came out gorgeous, so I will probably make more next week, honestly.
I’m an awful person. I haven’t posted in weeks, and when I do, I post all of my holiday dishes the day after Christmas. I do have some good news, though. I indulged in all of the dishes yesterday and they were awesome. Even more awesome than I had planned. I spent around two weeks tweaking and buying fresh ingredients. At the end I wish I could have shared it with my family, but unfortunately a snow storm hit, so maybe next year. I hope everyone here had a good holiday and good food ~
I have made this rice pilaf several times, and every time I have paired it with something different. It is great by itself, with beans on top, or even along side some BBQ seitan. I love it because 1) it automatically stretches any meal to save some money and 2) it has vegetables scattered throughout.
Those of you who have a busy weekend ahead, or just do not feel like cooking a lot this week, this is your new hero. This jambalaya is simple, and makes a ton of food. You can also add in absolutely anything you want (even those vegetables you forgot about, or that meat substitute that has been lingering in your freezer.)