Savory Hand Pies – with Leek, Apple and Sheep’s Cheese

I’ve been wanting to make a pie lately, perhaps in the spirit of Thanksgiving.  But I’ve been craving the savory variety and wanting them small enough to be hand-held.  I had two large leeks I knew I wanted to use and my instinct was to mix them with some type of strongly flavored cheese, which ended up being kashkaval, a hard sheep’s milk cheese I got at the Armenian market near my house, but you could easily substitute a... Read More

veggie pot pie

i used to be obsessed with chicken pot pies when i was younger, the small microwavable kind.  now that i’m all grown up and can make them for myself, i prefer to enjoy a slice of a full-sized pie, piled high with tasty veggies in a savory gravy sauce, surrounded by a crispy homemade crust with spices baked right in.  i packed this dish with lots of rich, deep, savory flavors – from cumin, black pepper, liquid aminos and a bit of red... Read More

Vegan No-bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and you know what that means, time to make the pumpkin pie and stick it in the fridge so you don’t have to think about it along with the million other things you have to think about cooking tomorrow.  The great thing about this recipe is that it requires no bake time, so even if you put it off until the last minute, it’s quick and won’t take up any of your precious oven space. Be forewarned... Read More