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Freezer Pie

What you need: 

1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups mixed frozen vegetables (I use broccoli, carrot, and beans)
10 1/2 ounces silken tofu
1/2 cup nondairy milk (I use soy)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon vegan buttery spread + more for greasing
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
pinch onion salt
pinch oregano
pinch thyme
pinch rosemary
1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 vegetable stock cube disolved in 1/4 cup water
2 sheets frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a largish pan, heat olive oil and fry onion until becoming tender but not browning. Add the frozen veggies and stir occasionally until they're defrosted. It's okay if the onion browns a bit at this point. Mix in spinach, if using frozen.
2. In a large mixing bowl, add remaining ingredients, except pastry and spinach, and blend with hand blender. If you don't have a hand blender, you could use a blender or food processor. You want everything totally combined so that it looks like a white sauce.
3. Add the sauce to the vegetable mixture on a low heat, mix and allow to bubble gently. If you feel the sauce is too runny for a pie's gravy, add a little more nutritional yeast or some corn flour to thicken it up. When it's all combined and heated through, remove from heat.
4. Prepare a pie dish lightly with vegan buttery spread and arrange first sheet of thawed pastry in it. If you have a round dish and square pastry don't despair; leave the corners overhanging and fold them on top of the crust later for a nice effect.
5. When filling is still slightly warm but not hot, spoon into dish, then patch the spinach in on top of it. Lay final layer of pastry on top and press around the edges so that the bottom layer of pasty and the top stick together. Fold any loose pastry back on top and rub vegan buttery spread over it. Pierce top with a fork 4 or 5 times and bake until top is crispy and golden.'

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Fabulous! I didn't have spinach, so I used 2c cooked diced winter squash and added a pinch of nutmeg with the spices. I'll be making this often this winter!


Would a can or two of croissant rolls work in place of the puff pastry?   ???  I can't find any at any of the stores around here.

Um, I'm afraid I don't know what a 'can of croissant rolls' even is, although I'm intruiged lol. Any kind of pastry that you are happy to use for a savory pie would work.


Would a can or two of croissant rolls work in place of the puff pastry?  ???  I can't find any at any of the stores around here.


this sounds soo clever!!~ :)

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