NOTE: This rendition was not really vegan but could easily be made as such. Read on...
One of the first dishes "The Ukrainian" and I made together in his kitchen was a vegan pot pie. I wish I had been as diligent about taking pictures back then, but the project involved extremely sticky dough and me omitting some critical herbs in the broth :/ (but we're still together, so that obviously didn't matter!).
I guess it took me a few years to return to this dish, but I did miss it and wanted to give it another shot. But nowadays, I don't have time to make dough and am trying to use up stuff lying around.
Above: I used a veggie buillion cube to start this broth, along with herbs such as garlic powder, basil, oregano, and pepper. I couldn't get the flour in without clumping, even though I sifted and added slowly (tough to do by yourself!). I later had to strain this.
Above: A Fresh & Easy pancake mix was the inspiration for the crust. I also had these mixed veggies for convenience. The pancake mix is the non-vegan portion of this meal because it contains small amounts of buttermilk powder. I added a hemp milk and an egg to this mixture as well (which could be subbed with a flax or chia egg).
Above: I had enough leftover batter for a couple of pancakes. These are the FIRST pancakes I have ever made. The whole wheat flavor made these incredibly flavorful! I am not a pancake fan normally, but I liked these!
Above: With leftover vegan pesto I had, I made a pasta salad. It was easy -- boil pasta + potatoes, add chopped tomatoes and pesto... then toss. This was actually very good!
Above: So these pot-pies had to cook for 40 minutes. I was freaking out because I didn't think they'd cook (hence why I didn't take anymore preparation shots), but it turned out to be fine.
I think next time, I will opt to make my own crust again. While the pancake mix worked and was a relatively healthy alternative, it isn't exactly the same as having a nice, flaky crust. Also, I am not an "outta the box" type person, though I really was impressed by that box of pancake mix.