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Vegetarian Chicken Potpie (An Attempts at Cooking Post)

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

Did you guys know Skye’s a vegetarian?

(It’s true.)

(That Skye’s a vegetarian that is, I have no idea whether you knew or not.)

As such, all food we cook together is vegetarian.

(Or so she thinks…)


(Or am I?)

(I am.)

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

So when we cook things like chicken potpie, instead of chicken we use things like seitan.

For those of you who don’t know, it’s like fake chicken.

In that it’s not meat.

Not that it particularly tastes like chicken.

(The first time we ever cooked with it, we learned that Lindsey pronounces seitan like Satan.)

(And I think doing so really adds some excitement to meal preparation.)

(Are we ready for Satan?)

(Of course.)

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

When cooking, a recipe is always useful.

We got ours, with a few modifications, from Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

If at all possible, don’t drop food into the burners.

Though we all have to do what feels right.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

I borrowed that orange skirt from Skye and then it got mixed up with my clothes and only a few weeks ago I gave it back.

(Orange skirt?)

(I miss you.)

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

Potpie is nothing without carrots.

(Potpie, in most incantations, bears a striking resemblance to Bugs Bunny.)

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

Mix like the wind.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

And chop like the wind.

Only slightly slower, for safety reasons.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

Then cook like the wind.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

With a hint of bouillon cube.

In its less familiar, paste-y form.

(Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with my camera lens, my cutting board is actually that stained.)

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

Make sure to use your fingers as much as possible.

After all, this is your meal.

If it doesn’t include your skin cells, how could you prove you made it?

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

Come to me, bouillon cube paste.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

Don’t forget to add spices.

Like the all-important long, spine-y spice.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

And the dark yellow, powder-y spice.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

And the pepper-y looking spice.

(There’s a 79% chance that spice is pepper.)

(But it can’t be guaranteed.)

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

And it’s no fake chicken potpie until Satan arrives.



Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

You can just use puff pastry if you’re too lazy to make your own crust ’cause you’ve spent the day helping orphans or reading treaties or water boarding.

Or if, like me, you’ve spent the day doing nothing but are just naturally lazy.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

Now, you might be tempted to start eating now.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

But that’s silly.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

‘Cause first you have to cook your fake chicken potpie hybrid.

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie

And maybe the puff pastry will rise in the over and look like a strange UFO settling over your vegetables.

But isn’t the reminder of extraterrestrial life a small price to pay for delicious vegetarian fare?

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{ 15 comments… add one }

  • Misty November 14, 2012, 11:56 am

    I’ve always pronounced that word as Satan as well. Are you telling me that all this time I’ve been . . . GASP . . . incorrect? I refuse to believe such nonsense. Satan it is!

  • Andi November 14, 2012, 12:15 pm

    I’m pretty sure you need to start a cooking blog. Because it is perfectly clear what every single ingredient is, and I’m pretty sure you will pass Pioneer Woman in infamy.

    Because you clearly are desiring infamy…Almost as much as I desire MEAT. But other than the lack of that one vital ingredient, the totally NONchicken pot pie looks fabulous.

  • Jen November 14, 2012, 12:30 pm

    If it is wrong that I jut licked my computer screen because this looks SO good then I don’t want to be right.

  • Allison November 14, 2012, 12:49 pm

    That looks yummy- can you send me the recipe? O:)

  • John (Daddy Runs a Lot) November 14, 2012, 2:22 pm

    Wait, it’s not pronounced satan?

    How did it turn out?

    I’d be eating it with a thought that the vegetables were all transfixed by the monster UFO hanging out overhead, and therefore feel no pain as I mash them into gooey blobs of yumminess working their way down my digestive tract.

    The only crust I’ve ever made from scratch that didn’t turn out awful was my apple pie crust . . . and that had lard (a vegetarian no-no) and vodka in it. So puffed pastry is the way to go.

    On the “joking with vegetarians” front, one of my bosses (I have like 17 bosses at this job) went to India and brought back candy. Only, she had to quickly pull it out because all of the Indian workers here wanted to try it, but the vegetarians all said they wouldn’t eat it . . . you see, the candy had beef in it.

  • Karen Peterson November 14, 2012, 8:00 pm

    I would totally pronounce that like seitan, but not because it looks like it should be pronounced that way. Mostly because I imagine fake chicken tastes like pure evil.

  • Kari @ bite-sized thoughts November 14, 2012, 9:45 pm

    Ah Megan, this has brightened up my morning enormously 🙂 Never stop blogging! And please share more of your cooking adventures – I sense a whole untapped area of amusement potential!

  • Keith November 15, 2012, 9:52 am

    I am a fiend for pot pies. I would eat all of that even though I am a Ron Swanson-esque carnivore.

  • Eli@coachdaddy November 15, 2012, 10:00 am

    I seriously got hives when I read the word “vegetarian,” and yet, I read on. But unlike other unexplained actions – such as staring directly at a solar eclipse – there was no retinal damage. And I enjoyed this so much, especially because in my mind, I subbed in the words “real, once live, chunks of real chicken” any time you mentioned fake chicken.

    And it was funny as hell. funny.as.hell.

  • Kimberly November 15, 2012, 10:24 am

    mix like the wind eh?
    i never knew that the wind knew how to use a spoon.
    i learn something new every day.
    Do you think that the wind will come to my house and do the laundry?

  • spilledinkguy November 15, 2012, 10:49 am

    Michelin Stars! All-around!
    (says they guy who can’t successfully boil water)

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor November 17, 2012, 10:47 pm

    It looks good! I

    think I like seitan. I know I like it more than Satan, but I’m not sure how it rates in comparison with tofu.

    • Megan November 19, 2012, 9:53 am

      I think it’s better than tofu, though that’s because I feel like it comes from a point of view, whereas tofu is all wishy-washy about what it wants to be. (I’m a harsh tofu critic.)

  • Skye November 20, 2012, 2:12 pm

    This reminds me how much I miss living with Lindsey’s cookbooks. Oh… and Lindsey. 😉

  • Jennifer@browneyedandblessed November 21, 2012, 9:26 am

    I made potpie the other day although not vegetarian. I’m not much for cook veggies so I just ate around them :-). Also, store bought pie crust is mighty tasty!

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