Saturday, March 27, 2010

Upper Crust Comfort Food

I have been enjoying the Farm life in my little Suburban life,
using the Mary Janes Magazines for
new recipes which is organic and healthy for my family.
I haven't completely switched to the organic lifestyle...
Just trying it out and figuring out things to help my family get healthy.
I am so tired of my family being sick and tired and
know that a lot of the problems we have are probably
associated with our over processed, sugar, junk food culture.
A couple weeks ago I spent the day cooking down veggies
and fruits while pureeing them for future
use from my Deceptively Delicious cookbook.
Well it is certainly a good start!
I came upon this great recipe from Mary Janes Farm Feb-Mar 2010 issue.
Chicken Pot Pie with Cream Cheese Crusts
3 T oil divided
2 lbs chicken breast diced
1 tsp.salt
1tsp. pepper
1 med. julienned onion
1 stalk celery,diced
1 large carrot, sliced
( cut up a bunch of baby carrots since they have a sweeter taste)
1 large parsnip,diced
1 C. yams, peeled & diced
1 C. potatoes, peeled and diced
1 T dried oregano
1T. fresh parsley
1T. fresh chives
1 quart chicken broth, divided
1 C.water
1/2 C. flour
2 C. peas
( I used a can of sweet peas, hence they are sweet and have been a favorite since forever)
1. Heat 2 T. oil in large skillet over med-high heat.Add chicken, sprinkle with salt and papper, cook for 10 min, turning once. Pour off juices and reserve. Add 1 T. oil, onion,celery,carrot,parsnip,yams,potatoes and herbs and saute' for 2-3 music. Reduce heat to med., cover, and cook for 10 min. Add 3 C. chicken broth, water, and reserved juices, cover, and cook for 10 min.
2. Place flour and 1 C. in blender: blend on medium until flour has dissolved, then slowly add to skillet, stirring constantly, until thickened. Lower heat to simmer and cook additional 10 min. Adding peas for last 2 min.

1 1/2 C.flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C.+ 3 Tbl. butter, cut into chuncks
8 oz. cream cheese, cut into chunks
1 egg+ 1 yolk
1 tsp. water
1.Place flour, salt butter and cream cheese in food processor and pulse just initl dough begins to form a ball. I don't havea processor so I used my pastry cutter and mixed with my hands til it formed a ball... next pat out 1/2 " inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out crusts with cookie cutter, place on cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour.
2.When hour is up Preheat oven to 350 degrees
3.In a small bowl, whisk together egg, yolk, wtare and salt. Brush tops of crusts.
4.Bake for 18-20 min. Until tops are golden.

Now it's time to place in a bowl adding
a few cream cheese crusts on top!!

It takes time to cook this yummy recipe...
but well worth the wholesome goodness!


  1. Oh yum Mica!! I am sure that we are over processing ourselves right into early graves! I think the whiter food is, the worse it is for you! I'm all for whole grains and natural foods wherever possible!

  2. I am so proud of you Mica!
    Have you seen the movie "Food Inc" you and Tony have got to watch it. A documentary on the crap that is put into our food. IF one can afford it Organic is the only way to go. Good Girl!!
    Love you

  3. I love Mary Jane's farm is full of so much good information..that recipe looks delicious...have a blessed Lord's day Mica.....

  4. that sounds soooo good! creamcheese bisquits!!! mmmmm!

  5. Yummmm, my mother just made a pot pie with a crust from almond flour, it was amazing. I love this kind of food. Have a yummy day xoxox Clarice