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!
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.
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!