In Christmases past, I have given vegetarian cookbooks to the vegetarians on my list. As Anne recently pointed out in her Vegetarian Bookshelf post, there are some truly fabulous vegetarian cookbooks out there.
I was wrong. I’ve decided it is the MEAT LOVERS who need the enlightenment. I think that many meat lovers cook meat because they just don’t know how to cook good, flavorful fulfilling vegetarian dishes. Let’s be honest – if all you know how to do is microwave some broccoli, you’re never going to love vegetarian cooking.
So, we here at FFF will continue our quest to provide interesting, different, flavorful, comforting vegetarian dishes. Such as this one. This is the most flavorful pot pie I have eaten. Ever. Even the crust, which is usually just a bland blanket on top of flavorful filling, is so rich and delicious. And the recipe really simplifies the pot pie process – three easy steps. A truly great veggie rendition of a classic comfort food.
I was asked to review a book The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook, written by Kim O’Donnel and published by DeCapo Press Cookbooks, and I was skeptical. Can true meat lovers really be enlightened? Then, I made a few of the recipes, including this vegetarian pot pie. I was impressed, and so was my meat-loving son, known in the family for his carnivorous-ness and for his statement “I hate vegetables.” Even HE loved this dish. This is a great cookbook to put on your gift list for all your favorite carnivores. The recipes are easy to follow and the recipes are so flavorful and fulfilling.
Happy Meatless Monday Holidays Everyone!