Monday, March 31, 2014

Food Review: Amy's Vegetable Pot Pie

Written by Sarah E. Jahier

I was in the mood for some comfort food, so I picked up the vegan version of Amy's Vegetable Pot Pie (make sure to get the dairy-free, vegan version since Amy's also makes one with dairy in it!), because what is more comforting than some tasty veggies engulfed in some creamy gravy-like sauce, all tucked away in a flaky pie crust?!

I had surprisingly never had this convenient dish before, which I found in the frozen section of my local Whole Foods. On a cool, cloudy day, I popped the pie in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour (the smell it filled my apartment with was already heavenly!), and eventually pulled out a fragrant pot pie. I had to wait to let it cool before diving in (the waiting was the hardest part), but once I was finally able to crunch through the flaky crust to the ooey gooey goodness inside, it took me back to being a kid and enjoying my grandma's and mom's homemade pot pies! The taste was spot-on and the veggies and tofu mixed with the crust perfectly to recreate childhood memories! Also, the tofu perfectly mimicked chicken and for a while there I thought Amy's had used Beyond Meat strips or some other vegan meat in place of tofu!

Speaking of filling, the pot pie was filled to the brim with tons of veggies, tofu and sauce. It wasn't just all crust or just all sauce - everything was balanced and the flavors and different textures all came together, from the creamy, gravy-like sauce to the flaky pie crust to the fresh-tasting veggies! Nothing was soggy or gross tasting, on the contrary, it almost tasted homemade! This was most impressive, considering this is a frozen food item.

If you are looking for a comforting treat, I highly recommend this vegan pot pie from Amy's! You can find it in the frozen section of your local Whole Foods or health food store.

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