Quickie Dinner Tonight

For ages I've been wanting to create a raw veggie pot pie. Im really not sure why though - I remember as a kid, my mom would buy and serve chicken pot pies for a quick dinner, but I never cared for them all that much. Recently I got to tackle this project. During a savory "D" day a few weeks ago, I made the pastry crust, which also doubled as buckwheat breadsticks that I served with a mushroom steak. While I don't have an exact recipe (there I go again - Note to self: measure everything and write it down!), I can tell you that is consists of : sprouted buckwheat, walnuts, ground yellow flax, apple, sea salt, olive oil, and water - all processed together, then rolled out and cut into rounds that would fit into the tops of my little serving bowls. Next, I dehydrated them on each side until firm. I kept these in the freezer until I was ready to assemble the dish. Really, that was the most time consuming part of the dish. If you have those ready, the rest is super easy and can be thrown together in a matter of minutes.

Veggie Pot Pie Filling:

For the cream sauce - It was basically an alfredo sauce: Cashews, lemon juice, water, garlic, sea salt, and touch of agave, all blended together until completely smooth and creamy.

I diced zucchini, red pepper, and mushrooms into small pieces. I think broccoli, spinach, and other peppers would be a nice addition.
Next, I mixed the veg into the cream sauce and spooned into my serving bowls. The buckwheat pastry went on top and was brushed with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sesame seeds. Then it was into the dehydrate for a few hours, until warm and the veggies were soft. I find this makes a big difference, for a lot of dishes. Warming in the dehydrator gives it that cooked feeling for sure.

And what dinner would be complete without dessert? I whipped up these quickie moist choccie brownies to satisfy my chocolate sweet tooth.

1 ½ cup almonds, ground
1 cup walnuts
1 cup dates, pitted, packed
1 medium apple, peeled, grated
¼ cup carob powder
¼ cup cacao powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
In a food processor, blend the ground almonds, walnuts and dates into small crumbs. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse to bring all ingredients together. The batter will seem a bit wet, but will firm up as it chills.
Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8” cake pan. Chill.
What's on your dinner menu tonight?
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11 Comments
  1. April 8, 2008 at 00:42
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    What's on my dinner plate tonight? What's on my dinner plate? Are you kidding me? Compared to this excellence, what I'm eating is going to look like cat chow! LOL Way score a goal once again! Wooohooo!

  2. April 8, 2008 at 00:53
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    AWESOME!!! My daughter is going to love that you created this! One thing that she has been saying lately is that she misses the Amy's Veggie Pot Pie I used to buy for her. This is going to be a huge hit, Heathy!<br /><br />Thanks for sharing! <br /><br />Lots of love to you,<br /><br />Wendi Dee<br />XOXOXO

  3. April 8, 2008 at 02:10
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    Mmmmmm... The pie looks awesome girl! And so do the brownies. Gee, haven't made some of those in ages come to think of it. See, I can always count on you for inspiration. ;-)<br /><br />Mouah mouah,<br />Carmi

  4. April 8, 2008 at 02:17
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    Holey moley Wonder Woman! I hope to be like you when I grow up (even tho' I'm way older than you)! I can't wait to try this. :)

  5. April 8, 2008 at 02:35
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    I made the Cauliflower Tagine recipe found here with a few twists:<br />http://veganmenu.blogspot.com/2007/10/cauliflower-tagine-spinach-and-fennel.html<br /><br />and the Chutney recipe to top it with here:<br />http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/pineapple.html

  6. April 8, 2008 at 03:56
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    I'm new to raw food and I'm so glad I came across your blog! These recipes look so good and finally! Another cook who doesn't measure a thing! Love it!

  7. April 9, 2008 at 13:59
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    Thanks everyone, glad you enjoyed this dish - I hope you'll try it - with your own twist perhaps and then share it with me so that I can make it :)

  8. April 10, 2008 at 00:25
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    where does one find cacao powder and carob powder? what aisle in the health food store?

  9. April 10, 2008 at 14:58
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    hey raw goddess! LUV your site and have it linked on mine! my daughter is totally raw and draws great inspiration from you. she has her high school friends snacking healthy!! thanks! whens the book coming out? i want to reserve some copies!

  10. April 10, 2008 at 21:03
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    luvey - you can find carob powder in most health food stores...some are roasted though, so try to find the raw stuff. Cacao powder usually needs to be ordered from a raw food company, although I've seen the odd health food store sell it. david wolfe sells it. I'm in Canada and order from Real Raw Food. <br /><br />vinda - thank you! that is so wonderful about your daughter. How old is she? it will be an e-book and will come out within the next few months.

  11. April 25, 2008 at 19:50
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    such an information rich and beautiful blog! i will learn much from my visits. xoxo, cy

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