Saturday, October 24, 2009

The perfect potluck dish

Tonight me and the missus put together an amazing pot pie for a vegan potluck. Vegan potlucks have to be one of my favorite get-togethers simply because there always tends to be good people, good food, and just overall good times. This dish is perfect for this sort of occasion because its simple to make a lot of and it is totally delicious. Bring this one to any family or other gatherings and I am sure you will please vegans and omni's alike.

Traditional Style Seitan Pot Pie

1 1/4 cups gluten flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 tsps each garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and sage
7/8 cup stock
1/4 cup canola oil

Combine the dry and the wet separately. Then mix together and knead the dough forming it into a round loaf. Make sure you have some simmering broth ready to go on the stove. Cut the seitan into cutlets and place in the simmering broth. Cookfor about 30 minutes making sure the water doesn't boil and remains at a simmer. Remove the seitan from the broth but leave on the stove.

3-2-1 pie dough

3 parts WWW flour
2 parts vegan butter, cold cut into little pieces
1 part ice cold water
1 tsp salt

Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour  until you get a little crumby looking mixture.Add  a little bit of water at a time until the dough starts to come together. Dump out onto a work surface and gingerly form into a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap and stick in the fridge for about half an hour.

4 med potatoes, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup WWW flour
2 tbsp vegan butter
2 tbsp canola oil
Salt, pepper
2 tsps each, sage and thyme
2 cups stock
4 carrots, chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup corn kernels
you can add more veggies if you want

The first step is to get your potatoes boiling in the seitan simmering broth. Then add the butter and oil to a pan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes until softened and then add the flour. Mix well to form a light roux. Add the carrots to the potatoes and cook until tender. Add the onion mixture and stir until the sauce starts to thicken. Add the seitan, cut into bite sized peices, the corn and peas. Cook until the sauce is thick. Put the filling into a greased baking dish. Roll out the dough and shape so that it fits over your baking dish with a bit of dough hanging over the side for crimping. Once you do this, rub the crust with a bit of oil and bake at 425 for about 30 mins. Let cool then slice and enjoy.


  1. NOM! That looks fab. Hope you had a great time.

  2. This looks great! I have to put together a seitan loaf soon. I love that stuff!

  3. Do you leave it uncovered the whole time?

  4. wait, do you bake the crust solo for a whole 30, or the assembled pie? yumz