Anyway, I woke up this morning craving pie. Steak pie is out of the question with DH's vegetable love right now and I bought some sietan this week so mock chicken pie it is. I loosely followed the recipe from 30 Day Gourmet except I omitted the peas and used green beans instead and added 1/2 a small swede (rutabaga) and a potato to the veggie mix.
I made my own pastry - I absolutely cannot stand shop bought short crust pastry, it's sweet and, well, a sorry excuse for a crust in my opinion....not to mention expensive and a complete waste of money, it takes almost a minute to make pastry in the cuisinart, is a fraction of the cost and tastes so much better. End of story, getting off my pastry pedestal.
I've never used seitan before, right out of the box and chopped a bit it looks like this:
Here are the vegetables I am using, I sauteed them for about 10 minutes in 1/3 cup butter then added 1/3 cup flour:
Here it is ready to go in the oven. I like my pastry crust with an egg wash and black pepper on the top.
Here's the 'after' version:
Tomorrow's lunch has also been made with the left overs!