Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ok, so maybe i don't want to quit this blog quite yet... plus, veggie pot pie

i thought i wanted to blog about vegan pregnancy, birth, baby, etc. but the idea really hasn't gotten me going. i guess it felt too separate from me somehow? and then today i thought about starting a blog about wholesomeness which i couldn't tell you what i would be doing ("wholesome" was the word i fixated on while pregnant) as it's not like i've started sewing or baking bread yet (but i REALLY want to buy a sewing machine if my tax return is a good one!) i think "wholesome" to me is organic, homemade everything and little-to-no screen time (i'm close to quitting my social medias again), more outside time than inside and doing as much as possible myself.
anyways, i think i'll just continue this blog! during the last couple days, i've given my brain a break from school and have been finding delight trying new recipes! yesterday, i really wanted to make lettuce wraps, being inspired by us picking up an iceberg lettuce! exciting, right?
and i found some gluten-free vegan ready-made pie shells at WF and have been dreaming of a veggie pot pie ever since. today, i tried out this recipe from treehugger. i made the dough (just half - for the top - as i already had a shell and i wasn't going to make the individual pies) and prepped most of the veggies before going out.
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it still took awhile when i got back home to get everything going but wow, was it worth it!  photo IMG_4402_zps91f2d183.jpg
upon sampling the filling, i added a bunch of braggs, onion powder, herbamare and nutritional yeast when it was seeming kinda bland.
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i also wish i didn't add quite so much rosemary as, though i love the smell, i don't love biting into it as much. but ahhhh, this guy is delicious now! pretty hilarious topping, huh? ha, i think i need a bit more pie experience!
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i'm hoping to try at least one new recipe per week to start getting more variety in my cooking life. i've been scared of cooking for awhile since raw food i seemed to do quite well but i tend to cook blandly which SUCKS. so, i'm working on it!

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