It is raining today the perfect day to make a Pie. You just want to do absolutely nothing so a pie recipe needs to be quick and tasty. Whenever you make vegetarian food it is never that quick unless you buy a packet of frozen cooked asian-style mixed vegetables from the shop and just cook in a bit of olive oil in the frypan for one minute like I did the other night and then had some store brought rice vermicelli soaked in a bowl in boiling water for ten minutes. Put the vegetables on top added some soya sauce and sweet chilli sauce and presto, a very quick alright tasting meal, but much nicer with freshly cut up organic vegetables. 🙂 Back to the Kidney Bean Pie.
1 can organic kidney beans drained
Cold pressed Olive oil
Massel vegetable gourmet stock or vegetable stock
1 medium onion diced
1 carrot sliced
1 celery stalk sliced
1/2 green capsicum chopped
2 organic or free range eggs (cooked and sliced up)
Light cream and light sour cream
Fresh or store brought Thyme
Himalayan crystal salt and cracked pepper
Puff pastry or like a shepherds pie topping with a twist mashed potato and sweet potato mash. 3 medium potatoes and about 1/2 a sweet potato. Boil and mash together with some organic butter or nuttlex and some Rice/Cows/Almond/Soya milk (just a little like a tablespoon). The butter or nuttlex will give the nicest mash consistency.
Saute onion, carrot, celery in the olive oil. Add capsicum. Cook on low-medium heat until soft around 10 minutes or more. Put all the ingredients into rounded pie dish. Put a tablespoon of Vegetable stock in a cup and pour a little boiling water over it until blended. Pour over pie ingredients evenly. Add a little cream and sour cream into the mixture mix gently. (Around a 1/4 of a cup of cream and 1/4 cup of sour cream). Add some thyme sprinkle a little over the mixture. Cover with the puff pastry or with the mashed potato and sweet potato. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for approx. 20 minutes or 350 degrees fahrenheit.
Tip: If you cover with the puff pastry get out your pastry brush and brush the pastry with some water.