RECIPE: Nefratiri's Vegetable Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping

1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup water, more as needed
2 large potatoes, cubed
3 carrots, sliced in half lengthwise and chopped
2 cups kale or favorite mixed greens
3 tbsp. fresh parsley
2 tsp. nutritional yeast
Tamari or soy sauce, to taste
1 tbsp. chickenless broth powder mixed in 1 cup Imagine Foods non-dairy cream based soup mix (can be found at Fred Meyer in natural foods section)
1 tsp. arrowroot powder (cornstarch may be used)
1 leek, sliced thin
3 stalks celery, sliced thin
4 ounces of mushrooms, sliced
Red pepper flakes to taste
Rosemary to taste
Pepper to taste
Oregano to taste

BISCUIT CRUST
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup unbleached white flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. sweetener of choice
3/4 tsp. salt
1 cup non-dairy cream soup base or hemp milk
3 tsp. vinegar
2 tbsp. Earth Balance, palm oil or coconut oil

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Sauté onion in water until clear. Add potatoes and carrots and cook until they begin to soften. Add all remaining veggies and cook for 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat, and add nutritional yeast, tamari, and seasonings. Dissolve broth powder and arrowroot/cornstarch in soup base and pour mixture into steaming veggies. Stir and continue cooking until mixture thickens slightly.
Spoon mixture into a 9×13 baking dish. Cover with crust and bake until crust is browned, about 30 minutes.
For Crust:
Sift flour(s), soda and powder, salt and sweetener. Cut the margarine into the mixture until it becomes coarse. Mix the vinegar with the soup base and let sit for approximately 3 min. Pour soured milk into flour mixture and mix with a fork until moist. Knead dough in bowl and turn out onto floured cutting board. Roll dough to fit the top of the casserole and lay it over the veggies.

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