Veggie Puff Pastries

My mother is so clever, and she is also a wonderful cook. Combine those two qualities, and you are in for a treat at meal time. Last night for dinner, she came up with the most creative idea: veggie puff pastries!

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The base was a gravy made of vegan margarine, flour, water, and vegan “chicken” boullion. Then we added diced cooked potatoes, carrots, and broccoli, because that’s what we had on hand. You could add green peas, green beans, vegan “chicken” meat, or any number of other ingredients based on your taste buds and what’s in your pantry. Near the end, I sprinkled in a generous helping of nutritional yeast flakes, which added a delicious richness along with the vitamin B12.

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Meanwhile, the puff pastries (one of those rare finds in the frozen foods section that is coincidentally vegan) had finished baking, so we stuffed them full of our gravy/veggie mix and put the tops back on. Zander called the tops “hats” and kept pointing to his own head as though he wanted to wear one, too. And just like that, dinner was ready to serve! Fast, easy, and delicious! Who knows what my mother will come up with next? I can’t wait to find out!

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About Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Knoxville and a J.D. specializing in Animal and Environmental Law. She graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project. Kim is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and previously worked for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Legal Affairs. Kim is also the former Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation and the proud mother of a healthy, thriving son who has been vegan since conception. Currently serving as Executive Director of Big Life Foundation, which protects wildlife and wild lands in Eastern Africa, Kim remains deeply committed to the defense of animals worldwide.
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