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gardners-pie recipe

Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 05:31:32 -0800
From: Maralyn (maralyn.olsen@virgin.net)

Gardner's Pie 

I have give this recipe to friends and family and it seems to be
popular,nice and filling I'm afraid it's one of those recipes where
you will need to guestimate how much of most things you need as it
will depend on the size portion you are going to make,but it's very
easy.Sometimes I make one large pie or two smaller individual size

In a large frying pan with a lid
Saute 1 medium/large chopped onion
Crushed garlic to taste   use water or vegetable stock to saute
Add 1 15oz tin button mushrooms
Add frozen mixed vegetables sufficient for the size dish you are using
Add tin chopped tomatoes
I also add some diced courgette/zucchini
Season with salt and pepper and spice of choice

Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender but not overcooked.There
should be some liquid but not too much or the potatoes will sink!!
Boil some peeled potatoes (sufficient to cover the dish)When cooked
mash(I add ground black pepper and some soya milk to slightly cream
the potatoes but this is not necessary)

Place vegetables in dish and cover with mashed potatoes.I like to
garnish with sliced tomatoes and you could also add some grated FF
cheese if you're allowed(I've never tried this but it sounds nice :0)
Place in oven at gas mark 5/375F and cook until heated through and
potatoes are starting to brown.

Serve with salad or an assortment of vegetables of your choice e.g. 
cauliflower, brussel sprouts,broccoli etc.

I always make more of the vegetable mix than needed and add it to
cooked rice(I use brown) or bulgar wheat and use the mixture to stuff
bell peppers and bake in the oven at 375F until peppers are cooked or
just use the rice/bulgar/vegetable mix to accompany salad or
vegetables or as a cold rice salad.

I like my food spicy so I use paprika(I use a lot but to taste)or
Italian seasoning added to the vegetable mixture when cooking.  If you
do not like a lot of tomatoes use a vegetable stock cube or bouillon
powder.I should think you could thicken it with a little arrowroot so
your vegetable base is in a brown gravy.(I've not used the veg mix in
gravy to stuff peppers but I don't see why it couldn't be used.

kwvegan vegan