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Holiday Vegetable Pie Recipe

Holiday food like this nutritious Holiday Vegetable Pie recipe will make eating healthy during the holiday season a pleasure.
By Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., and Beth Baugh
November/December 2001
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This Holiday Vegetable Pie recipe will keep you healthy while celebrating the holiday season.
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Try this Holiday Vegetable Pie recipe as a part of a healthy holiday meal.

Holiday Vegetable Pie Recipe

This hearty dish is rich in vitamin A and other carotenoids, such as lutein (from the greens, carrots, and broccoli). The shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) provide an immune boost as well. The pie, with its parsley and paprika topping, is also a feast for the eyes, appropriate for a holiday dinner party.

Topping

• 4 medium russet potatoes (with skins), chopped
• 1/4 cup milk or soymilk
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 4 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in hot water until soft
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon sour cream or Kefir cheese (a sour cream substitute), optional, if a tangy flavor is desired
• 1/4 teaspoon paprika and 2 teaspoons chopped parsley to sprinkle on after baking

Filling

• 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets and stems
• 1 bunch greens (such as spinach, kale, or Swiss chard)
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 green pepper, diced
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 4 medium carrots, diced
• 1/2 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
• 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
• 1/2 cup water
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon dried basil

1. Boil the chopped potatoes in 1 quart of water until soft. Mash until smooth with the milk or soymilk, olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, and sour cream or Kefir cheese, if desired. Set aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the broccoli florets into small pieces and the stems into 1/4-inch round slices. Wash the greens and chop them finely. Over medium heat, sauté the onion and green pepper in the olive oil, until the onion pieces are translucent.

3. Add the carrots, broccoli, and shiitakes. Stir well and add the tomatoes and water, bringing the mixture to a light boil.

Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender. Mix in the greens, salt, and basil.

4. Drain the excess water from the vegetables and place them in an ungreased 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Spread the potatoes over the top and bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the paprika and parsley before serving. Serves 4 to 6.


Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., A.H.G. is an herbalist and botanist with more than thirty years of experience with medicinal herbs. Beth Baugh has been integrating medicinal herbs into natural foods cuisine for more than twenty years.


Read the article Healthy Holiday Feast Recipes for more healthy holiday dishes.








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