Shepherd's Vegetable Pie
Ideal for warming body and spirit on a cold winter night, this has become one of our favorite meals. Serve with green salad and crusty bread.
Preheat oven to 375Â°. Combine the tofu and soy sauce; set aside. Add the cornstarch to the yogurt and set aside. Steam the carrots, parsnips, and squash until tender, about 12-15 minutes.
Melt the butter in a large, deep skillet over low to medium heat; add the mushrooms, red pepper, garlic, ginger, and salt and saute until brown. Combine the cornstarch, optional kelp powder, cayenne, and milk, and add to the mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly and boil for 1 minute.
Remove the mushroom mixture from the heat and stir in the cheese. Stir in the tofu and the yogurt mixture. Stir in the steamed vegetables, and transfer the mixture to an ungreased 10-inch deep-dish pie plate. Top with the unbaked crust, and slash the crust to let steam escape. Bake the pie for 35 - 40 minutes, until lightly browned.