Sunday, November 23, 2008

Winter Vegetable Pie

It has been a crazy past few days of home renovating, so I am sorry to say I have not been very creative in the kitchen. But now, with all the saws, screwdrivers, ladders and paintbrushes put away, it was time to create something tasty in the kitchen. With winter weather upon us, root vegetables are abundant in the grocery store, so this dish makes good use of them. The quantities are variable here--it's better to have too many veggies than not enough so add more if needed.

- 10" pie crust (top and bottom)
- 1 large Yukon gold potato
- 2 parsnips, peeled
- 2 turnips, peeled
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 rutabaga, peeled
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 leek, thinly sliced
- 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced
- 1 celery stalk, sliced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 3/4 cup soy milk
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp sage
- 1 tsp thyme
- 2 tbsp chicken-style broth powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1. Get a few inches of salted water boiling in a large pot. Slice potato, parsnips, turnips, carrots, and rutabaga as thinly as possible. Cook in the boiling water for 1-2 mins, until veggies are softened but still somewhat firm. Drain veggies and rinse in cold water.
2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Saute leek, onion, celery, and garlic for 5-7 mins, until softened. Add flour and mix well. Slowly add soy milk and bring to bubbling. Add spices and broth powder and adjust seasonings to taste.
3. Lay a few layers of veggies in the bottom of the pie crust. Top with 1/3 of the onion mixture. Repeat. Repeat again, then top with a final layer of veggies. Top with the crust. Bake for 40-45 mins, until crust is browned and sauce is bubbling. Let pie sit for 10 mins before cutting and serving.


shelby said...

Gorgeous eats as always

Justin Fox Burks said...

dude. We had the same dinner.

Catofstripes said...

What a truly excellent pie. I'm jealous.

Deb Schiff said...

Gorgeous winter pie! I can totally identify with you on the home fixing. My kitchen's been apart since the beginning of the month. I'm now waiting for the contractor as I write this. He's nearly 2 hours late! :(

T said...

Just found your blog and love the recipes! This one looks like a winner too... anything with leeks is alright in my book. :)

Nathalie said...

Vegan Dad,
I love your recipes! They are so incredibly delicious and amazing...
You should invest in photoshop so you can spice up your pics with some saturation!
The vegan sausages were AMAZING!
I can't wait to make this vegetable pot pie... it'll be a delicious hearty meal!


PurpleStick. said...

Mmm this looks really good. I still have to try your recipe for the veggie stew with a savory biscuit topping first though. Keep up with the awesome recipes!

Lynn said...

Oh this looks yummy! I'll have to try it this weekend.

Anonymous said...

That looks Yummy

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

OMG> Like pot pie... only better. WAY better!

Hey, we used your gingerbread recipe and made wonderful houses. (And of course, I linked here so others could try it too!) LOVE your blog, as always...

deirdre said...

This looks so good. I think I'm making it tomorrow -- going to add some tofu or seitan. Let the yum fest begin!

Karyn said...

Yum! This is going to be my next "cold weather" meal..probably tomorrow.

mom said...

Yummy, satisfying - I tried veggie broth and 1/2c wine instead of "milk" and it came out great!

Aja said...

I made a version of this pie last night to bring to a very omnivorous Thanksgiving dinner using vegetables I had on hand. I created your gravy with water instead of soy milk and had trouble making it thicken. I either used too much oil to cook the onions, or goofed the flour measurement. I added a bit of garlic powder, but your seasoning measurements are excellent. I'll be sure to try more of your recipes in the future. Thanks for sharing the yummy info!

Jessi said...

Hi - I just wanted to tell you that I made this for our Thanksgiving dinner and it was SO good. My atkins-diet-loving in-laws even ate it and liked it! Thanks for the recipe!

Tim said...

what is "chicken style broth powder" and what brand should i look for?

Vegan Dad said...

I make my own using Bryanna's recipe:

CBrownColors said...

Went to a Stuff Inside of Stuff vegan potluck Sunday night and the host presented us with this. It was a HUGE hit. Just about everyone asked for the recipe. I can't wait to make this myself. Thanks so much!