Thanksgiving Pot Pie!

I make this all the time because it’s delicious! It’s from  Spork Fed. These vegan sisters are too cute and they make delicious food.

I precut all my ingredients last night which made today a lot easier. I’m making two so I just doubled up the choppins’

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Bell pepper, onions, carrots, seitan.

Let’s get started. Preheat your over to 400 °

Filling:

1/4 c non dairy butter

1/4 ap flour

1 medium onion

1 large orange bell pepper

3 cloves garlic

1T oil

2 c diced seitan

1/2 c frozen  english peas

1 medium carrot diced

1 1/2 c veg broth

1 t dried oregano

1 t dried basil

2 T lemon juice

3/4 t salt

1/2 t pepper

In a large pot over medium heat, whisk to combine butter and flour, creating a roux. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic, and cook about 3 minutes

In a saute pan add oil and seitan. cook until browned, about 3 minutes, and set aside.

In the pot with the roux, add peas, carrot, veg broth, oregano, basil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir over medium heat until it thickens up a bit, about 5-7 minutes, add seitan and cook 2 more minutes.

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For the biscuit topping:

1 1/3 c ap flour

2 t backing powder

1/2 t baking soda

1/2 t dried oregano

* I added in a little fresh chopped rosemary

1/2 t salt

1/4 t pepper

3 T non dairy butter

3/4 c unsweetened non dairy milk curdled with 1 t unfiltered apple cider vinegar

2 t agave nectar

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, oregano, salt, and pepper, and whisk until uniform (I also added a little chopped fresh rosemary) Cut butter into flour with a fork or pastry cutter until it resembles a coarse meal. Add curdled milk and agave into flour mixture and knead just until mixture holds together.

You can make these into individual pies in ramekins but I just made one huge one. Not as pretty when serving but just as yummy. Put filling into a dish then drop chunks of the biscuit on top. Cook about 30 minutes of until your biscuit looks right.

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CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP

*Bonus behind the scenes shots of the fuzzers waiting for me to either walk out of the room or drop the dish…

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Harry trying to be casual…

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Lady is more straight forward with her begging technique

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Farm Sanctuary’s Celebration for the Turkeys

For years I have wanted to visit an animal sanctuary and I was fortunate enough to visit Animal Place in Grassy Valley, CA a few months ago where I met some wonderful people and wonderful animals. Here I am being friends with Aden the sheep.

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Today I was able to go to Farm Sanctuary‘s Celebration for the Turkeys! Here is a photo post about the day:

This turkey wanted to kill me:

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Goats and sheep were the first friends of the day:

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Refreshments and snacks after checking in:

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After check in there was a lot of free time to roam the sanctuary and go in and out of all the animals pens.

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This is Jimmy sleeping:

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This guy was having some alone time:

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Oh Jimmy, you so crazy:

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Gene Baur stalking:

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Getting ready for the turkeys:

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They were shy at first:

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This one was NOT shy:

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The kiddos loved feeding the turkeys:

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I fed Gable (not this turkey). I was kinda scared at first but  turns out turkeys are not scary. She was really camera shy so I took a picture with the one instead:

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Poser goats:

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This goat was sleeping on the sheep’s butt. SLEEPING…ON HIS BUTT.

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HONK:

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Oh just a couple of pigs sleeping with thier tongues out:

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I forgot her name! UGH.

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FOOOOD:

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I don’t know how this all fit in my body:

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Gene Baur!

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Chloe Coscarelli, vegan chef from Cupcake Wars:

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Silent auction Vaute Couture dress a REALLY wanted. If you don’t know about this brand you should:

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Author Melanie Joy gave a 30 minute lecture and was so inspiring. Sometimes as a vegan I think I know everything (am I right, vegans!? haha). I have seen her book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows,  around a bunch of times and thought, “what’s that going to tell me that I don’t already know?” But she had such a fresh perspective on things and I think she should really get a side gig as a stand up comedian. I am definitely going to pick up her book and keep my eye on what she’s up to.

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And of course…DESSERT! CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP

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I encourage anyone and everyone to go, vegans and non vegans alike! It was great for families too (although I did see a kid chasing a terrified sheep, but his dad quickly caught him!) I am so glad I made it out to this. It was perfect weather such a nice day spent with the animals and to top it all off there was no traffic!