Did everyone have a nice Columbus Day? I work for a nonprofit native foundation and we get the day off from work, but we certainly don't call it Columbus Day. We call it "Family Wellness Day" and I think that is much more appropriate. Do you know anyone or any group that abstains from celebrating good ol' Columbus? I spent the day organizing the kitchen and guest room, and just generally toiling away at home.
Well, it's that time again. Time to clean out the fridge before a vacation! Usually this means some sort of soup, but I wanted to make something different and I remembered that I had a package of phyllo dough in the fridge. Now, I'd like to be able to tell you that the dough wasn't a few months shy of it's one year birthday...but that would be a lie. Yes, in fact the last time I used the dough was for this recipe. I know, it's completely shameful, but "waste not, want not" is what my Grandma D always says. The phyllo was totally fine. It was in an unopened roll...that shiz lasts forever. Unless it's opened, then it lasts about two minutes. Phyllo can be a tricksy monster.
It's now a horrible race to take my photographs without surrendering to the artificial lamp. The sun begins to wane at about 4 pm, as you can see from the photos in this post. I suspect this is the last post without the dreaded lamp.
A sturdy and healthy tofu pot pie casserole made with phyllo dough and common vegetables. Quick and easy for a weekday dinner!
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 4 celery ribs and leaves, chopped
- 3 medium potatoes (about 12 oz.), diced small
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 15 oz. can of sweet peas, drained
- 1 heaping cup of frozen sweet corn
- 2 cups non-dairy milk
- scant 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 12oz. block of firm tofu, drained and cubed small
- 1 Tbsp. dried Italian herbs
- 1 Tbsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce (optional)
- 3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, divided
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
- 12 sheets of phyllo dough (about ½ a roll)
Dutch Word of The Day
Casserole --> stoofschotel (stoofs-ho-tull)
Good Deed of The Day
Do you know someone who suffers from multiple sclerosis? Invite them read this new study on the benefits of a low-fat, vegan diet on the disease here. It's worth a shot! That's actually how Todd and I became vegan. Not because of MS, but through seeking relief from rheumatoid arthritis.