Vegan MOFO Day 11: A Veganess pie for Arthur Weasley

source – mugglesnet

“Now Harry, you must know all about Muggles. Tell me, what exactly is the function of a potato masher?”

When I was thinking about which character I would like to cook for I thought of Mr Weasley from Harry Potter. I love how fascinated he is with muggle life and thought that he might quite like to see what we use this utensil for:

Well Mr Weasley, I use it to smash up potatoes to make a pie! I guess Mrs Weasley just waves her wand and has a mound of mashed potatoes but us muggles have to boil the potatoes and then take our anger out on them with this magnificent utensil.

My veganess pie has a base of onions, green beans, mushrooms and carrots and is topped with a gloriously creamy mashed potato and some sliced tomato. Super autumn food!

Veganess Pie (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Ingredients

  • 900g potatoes
  • 2 tbsp margarine (I used Flora Buttery)
  • 100g chopped onions
  • 100g green beans
  • 300g mushrooms
  • 400g tinned green lentils
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 400ml passata
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp worcester sauce (gluten free)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 3tbsp water

Method

  1. Add the chopped onions and garlic to a heavy based pan with some oil and fry until translucent.
  2. Add the green beans, mushrooms and carrots and cook until softened.
  3. Add the lentils, passata, tamari, worcester sauce and herbs and cook until the vegetables are cooked through.
  4. Add the cornflour and mix before leaving the mixture to one side to cool.
  5. Boil the potatoes in a large pan until soft. Once drained, add the margarine and mash to the consistency you like! (I don’t mind a lumpy mash and I also don’t peel the potatoes but this is personal preference)
  6. Pour the filling into an oven dish and top with the mashed potato. Add some sliced tomato to the top and some salt and pepper.
  7. Cook in a preheated oven at 180°C for half an hour or until golden brown.

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