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Hey Everyone,<br><br><br><br>
My vegetarian friend taught me this recipe, and it's now one of my favorites. I make it for my parents when I go home, and give it to friends. There aren't many people who object to it because it's not that weird... It's downright hearty! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:"><br><br><br><br>
Give yourself a couple hours for this meal, but it's well worth it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> (I probably make it once every couple weeks)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
First, I make a hot water crust. (This recipe makes one pie crust, top and bottom)<br><br><br><br>
1 cup of shortening with a spoonful of margarine<br><br>
Mix with 3/4 cup boiling water and stir until melted<br><br>
Add a cup of flour and mix well<br><br>
Add another cup of flour, some salt, and 2 tablespoons baking powder and mix<br><br>
Add a third cup, mix well, form into two balls, and put into the fridge<br><br><br><br>
Then I peel and dice several carrots and several potatoes and cook them on the stove in some olive oil. Next I put in broccoli. I sometimes use fresh broccoli, but usually just toss in a bag of frozen broccoli, and one bag of mixed vegetables (green beans, lima beans, peas, and carrots). I throw in one chopped bunch of parsley on top and cover for a few minutes.<br><br><br><br>
I mix together one cup of soymilk with 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and add in the other spices, salt, pepper, oregano, Italian seasoning, or whatever you'd like. When the vegetables are tender and cooking well, I pour this mixture over the top, cover, and let cook a few more minutes while I roll out the crust.<br><br><br><br>
Once the crust is in place, I spoon the vegetables into it.<br><br><br><br>
Bake it in the over around 400F until the crust is a nice shade of brown. Let it sit out for quite some time, but once it's cool, enjoy!<br><br><br><br>
The photo is what it looks like halfway through the process.<br><br><br><br>
Kreeli, I'm sure you must make something similar, but if not, I'd love for you to try this out, and see what you think about it.<br><br><br><br>
Looking forward to replies...<br><br><br><br>
MP
 

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I'm replying to bring this to the top, I want at least one person to try it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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It sounds and looks good! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> Im going away for a few days but ill definitely try it when i get back. Im chowing down on some food from this local place called "Grasshopper", its good vegan food (not to take the focus away from this thread), but i noticed that your from MA. You should try it.<br><br>
Ill post my results on the pot pie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Oh my God! You're eating food from the grasshopper??<br><br><br><br>
PLEASE tell me you know what "no name" is?? If not, you HAVE to go back and order "no name."<br><br><br><br>
*drooooooooooooooool*<br><br><br><br>
It's sooo good!!
 

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It looks and sounds really good. I think I'll have to try it. The last veggie pot pie I made didn't work so well because the gravy didn't work (the recipe I used didn't give very accurate measurements).<br><br><br><br>
You guys live in MA, too? I haven't been to the Grasshopper yet, as I can't convince my husband to go there. He's intimidated by the fact that the's not much parking in the area and it's hard to find a parking spot there. Or maybe we're both crazy and there is a hidden parking lot nearby or something?
 

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I live in Louisiana now, but I lived in Boston last year.<br><br><br><br>
Normally, I took the T and walked the 3 or 4 blocks, but once a friend drove me there, and another time my mother did, and both times it was very easy to find parking. It's far enough outside the city so that you can always find parking on the street.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I should point out that I double the crust recipe, and make two at one time. If you're making just one, don't use one cup of soymilk. That's what I use for two. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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Woohooo! It was delicious, thanks Mikie. I added some soybeans to it, it was great.<br><br><br><br>
I havent tried the "no name" dish, but i will next time.<br><br><br><br>
Tearhsong2- Your right the parking situation in Brighton/Allston is horrible!...i usually just park around the corner in some residential area and just walk, its well worth it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Thanks for the parking tips, guys. I will definitely have to try the pot pie soon (though on a day when it's cool outside! It's too hot to even think about turning on the oven right now!)
 

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i wish i had some veggie pot pie. i could do my favorite cartman from south park imitation: "noooooo kittyyyyy... it's mah pah-pie..."
 

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Nobody can do a better cartman imitation than me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> This sure looks good though, I think I'll print out the recipe, but right now it's too stinkin' hot to be in my kitchen for more then 10 minutes at a time.
 

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Awesome! I'm glad to see you tried and liked it Evita! It's my *new* comfort food. MmmMmmm. Even my nonveg mom makes it when I come home (my parents like it too!).<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I can't wait to try the veggie pot pie. Perhaps I'll make it tomorrow, it's suppose to rain.<br><br><br><br>
Where's the Grasshopper, Comm ave?
 

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Baby- Its on North Beacon st. and Cambridge st....you can get there going down all Comm. and then getting on Brighton Ave. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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