Amy’s Vegan Pot Pie
I’m still not feeling well today, and standing in the kitchen long enough to prepare a whole meal still feels exhausting, but we have to eat! And I hate having nothing to post about! I don’t think I’ve felt unwell enough to keep me out of the kitchen since I’ve started blogging, so it’s a strange feeling. Today, I made a quick run to the store to pick up a few premade meals so I could feel assured no one was going hungry. I was wishing I had checked back to some of your packaged food suggestions on other posts! The freezer section had a lot of Amy’s and Gardein, and I was fairly certain the vegan pot pies had been mentioned favorably, so I picked those up along with a few of the burritos, tofu scramble pockets, and a Gardein pulled barbecue. Tonight I made the pot pies. I can’t say I’ve actually had a pot pie in, goodness, I must have been in elementary school, but from what I can remember, yep, that’s a pot pie.
You have to be careful with Amy’s products, because they usually make a vegan, vegetarian, and a non-veg variety of each product, and it’s very easy to mistake the vegetarian option for the vegan one if you’re in a hurry. This one has a big badge right on the front, advertising it’s veganness and that it has 30% less fat than their other vegetable pot pie, so I caught the box flair quickly. As I remember being custom for pot pies, they take a long time to bake in the oven, but I think it’s always worth it over microwaving if you have the time.
The portion size of Amy’s vegan pot pie is nice; it’s not tiny, but there isn’t that extra half portion that you don’t feel like you can finish, but feel guilty for letting go to waste. There’s a fair amount of “good stuff” jammed in there. It’s not brimming with filling, but I’m sure contents settle and whatnot. I was glad the saltiness wasn’t overdone, which is what keeps me from enjoying most prepackaged foods. I can’t say I’d grab this pot pie for a quick meal, because of the baking time (if you use a microwave, I suppose it could be very quick), but for a night when I don’t feel up to cooking, it’s perfect! All of the pleasant home-baked scents and yummy flavor without any of the actual effort.
What do you keep around for night you just don’t feel like preparing and cooking?