January is the month where we begin to think about our health and fitness. Achieve your wellness goals this year while still satisfying your taste buds with these six tasty recipes from Naked Nutrition: Whole Foods Revealed by Annie Miller and Amy Choate and The 100% Natural Foods Cookbook by Caleb Warnock.
Quick Turkey Supper Pie
Makes a 1.5 quart round casserole dish | Start to finish: 30 minutes
"Nothing is as cozy as a turkey supper pie on a cold autumn or winter evening. Only one thing can improve the experience: being able to make the pie in 25 minutes. There are two secret ingredients in this pot pie. The first is oatmeal flour, which gives the gravy the old-fashioned flavor and texture like grandma used to make it. Oatmeal flour is available at health food stores. If you can’t find oatmeal flour, you can use regular rolled oats instead. The second is the phyllo dough crust. I love the flakey layers of crunchy filo, but if the papery texture doesn’t please you, use puff pastry instead. While turkey is my favorite way to make this dish, you can use any protein. If you choose steak or hamburger, use beef stock."
- 1 onion
- 1∕2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- dash of pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1∕4 teaspoon thyme
- 2 beets or turnips, diced
- 2 cups of stock (turkey, chicken, or vegetable)
- 3 carrots or parsnips, diced
- 1∕4 teaspoon marjoram
- 2 potatoes, diced
- 1∕2 cup Swiss chard ribs or celery, diced
- 1∕2 cup corn kernels
- 1 cup cubed cooked turkey chicken, or vegetable)
- 2 tablespoons oat flour
- 1∕2 cup peas
- 1 roll of prepared filo dough pastry (also called phyllo dough)
1. Chop the onion. In a heavy pan (enameled cast iron works best) soften the onions. Over medium heat in the butter and olive oil. This will take about 5 minutes.
2. Add the vegetables (except the peas), meat, herbs, and spices, to the onions and cook another 3 minutes.
3. Pour the stock into the pan and cook until the stock is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
4. Stir in the oat flour. The mixture will quickly thicken. Turn off the heat. Stir in the peas. Pour the mixture into a round 1.5-quart glass or stoneware baking dish.
5. Cut a square of prepared filo pastry. Cover the casserole dish, allowing the four corners to stick up. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until filo dough is golden brown. Serve warm.
Found in The 100% Natural Foods Cookbook.