My tuesdays and thursdays have turned into absolute hell. I’m literally at school for twelve hours, sitting in a seat, stomach churning, mind wandering. I’m trying to avoid eating at school. (1) because it is insanely expensive and (2) because it is incredibly unhealthy. Good enough reasons, right? But do you know how long it’s been since I “packed” a lunch? I feel like I don’t know how to do it anymore, and being a vegetarian doesn’t help much. Salads just aren’t enough, veggie sandwiches are a mess. I’ve been sort of discouraged, and then I thought of a hand pie. I mean really, what’s better than a savory pie you can fit in your hand? Not much, except maybe an apple one. —- that’ll be my next project. So here you have it, some vegetarian hand pies that fit nicely into a lunch pail aside an apple and a cookie.
Rainbow Chard and Sweet Potato Hand Pies with Fresh Herbs:
2 1/2 c. flour
1/3 c. olive oil
1/2 c. water
1 bunch rainbow chard
2 cloves garlic
1 sprig rosemary
pinch of fresh sage
1 sweet potato
s&p to taste
Sauté garlic with one sweet potato, cut into small cubes. Cook until just tender. Add chard, along with herbs. Season with salt and pepper and cook until chard has wilted.
roll dough into flat circles, place a T. or 2 of filling on one half, and fold the other half over to cover. Crimp edges and cut vents in side. Egg wash is optional, you know, if you want to keep it vegan or hate egg or something. Bake at 350 until slightly browned.
I recommend waiting until they’ve cooled before you dig in, I didn’t, and ouch.
OH, P.S. I was out of cheese when I made these, but it would have taken them up about 5 notches or so, I’m sure. Some stilton or feta would be awesome. Awesome!