Vegetarian Chicken Potpie (An Attempts at Cooking Post)

November 14, 2012

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…)

(Joking.)

(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.

(See?)

(Fun.)

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?

If you tuned in today

To see more of yesterday’s adorable goat photos

Have no fear

They’re coming,

Megan

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* How to Eat Sugarcane

* Eggplant Parmesan 

* Super Human Stuffed Eggplant

Vegetarian Chicken Potpie (An Attempts at Cooking Post)

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