This pie. This is our new favourite meal. Seriously. Vegan sour cream + potatoes + spring onions = best potato pie ever!
I recently came across this creamy chive potato pie and although it wasn’t vegan, I knew I could make it so. Homemade coconut sour cream, I love you! The sour cream is so easy to make – a can of coconut cream, a bit of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper, mix it all up and you have sour cream. Ohhh yum…I do love sour cream. I adapted the recipe from One Green Planet.
I have been getting back into gardening this week. Which is kind of ironic, as we’ll probably get our first frost here in about a month and all my plants will die :( we made a hothouse last year to protect my plants from the frost but we had some wild storms that ripped it up, so I’m going to have to make another one. If you’ve made your own hothouse, let me know how you did it in the comments please!
So I’ve been out planting all sorts of cooler season crops – silverbeet, spinach, chives, carrots. Later this week I’m going to plant some peas, broccoli and cauliflower too, but I may need to dig up a whole new garden bed (I would dig up my whole yard to use as a garden! Seriously.). And I’ve got quite a few pumpkins and cobs of corn nearly ready to harvest, yay!
But the reason for all this was a blog post I read at Homestead McCoy about living without the grocery store. It made me realise I need to get my priorities back in order. We moved to rural New South Wales almost 2 years ago from the city, with a view to create a better lifestyle. We wanted to grow our own fruit and vegetables. We want to be frugal and save to buy our own few acres where we can have an abundance of fruit trees. But we have not gotten far with our dreams, unfortunately, obstacles just keep getting in our way.
But I’m going to make a real effort to reduce our reliance on the grocery store. I am SO OVER buying junk food for my husband and kids. If I avoid the grocery store and focus on buying REAL food from my local organic market and health food stores, I can avoid processed junk that my family are hooked on. And I can save a lot of money by growing my own vegetables (and an hour of weeding the other day gave my thighs a much needed workout too!).
So, things are changing around here. Expect more recipes featuring fresh vegetables and fruit, and less recipes with processed foods. Let’s eat food the way nature intended!
- 5 potatoes
- 4 spring onions
- Handful of fresh parsley (approx ¼ cup)
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
- 400ml coconut cream
- 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- Salt & pepper as desired
- Bring a medium sized pot of water to boil for the potatoes.
- Peel the potatoes and slice 1cm thick.
- Boil for about 6 minutes - they should be softened (I'd call this "pre-cooked").
- Meanwhile, chop the spring onion and parsley.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove the puff pastry from the freezer to defrost.
- Line a pie pan with baking paper and then line with the puff pastry sheet.
- Drain the potatoes.
- Scatter one-third of the spring onions & parsley on the pastry, top with half the potatoes, scatter another third of the spring onions & parsley, top with the remaining potatoes, and add the remaining springs onions & parsley on top.
- Whisk together the coconut cream, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and salt and pepper.
- Pour the coconut cream mixture over the pie.
- Cover with aluminium foil and bake for 35 minutes.
- Uncover and bake for a further 15 minutes or until golden and crispy.
- Slice and serve.
Sharing this potato pie with Real Food Fridays, #freefromfridays, Full Plate Thursday, What’s Cookin’ Wednesday, Lena’s Tasty Tuesday, Honest Mum’s Tasty Tuesday, Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop, Try A New Recipe Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, The New Mrs Adventures Tasty Tuesday, Meatless Monday, Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck, Merry Monday, What’d You Do This Weekend.
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I’d love to hear from you – please comment below and tell me…
- Do you enjoy gardening? What have you got growing at the moment?
- Do you struggle to encourage your family to eat healthy too?
- Do you think you could live without the grocery store?
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