All posts tagged: Chicken

veggie chick’n pot pie

It was so beautiful when we woke up this morning.  Everything had a few inches of fresh, untouched snow.  Cold + January = comfort food.  I confess, this recipe isn’t low cal. I also confess that I didn’t make it tonight.  I opted for family time and spaghetti with jarred sauce!  Not that veggie pot pie takes a ton of time to make, but Wednesday nights somehow lend themselves to whatever we can make in 10 minutes or less. veggie chick’n pot pie ingredients top and bottom pie dough (you can save time and buy pre-made dough) faux chicken/turkey (I usually use the Quorn roast or any brand of the “chicken” patties) 1 large or 2 small potatoes 1 onion 1 carrot 2 stalks of celery 2 pats of margarine 1 veggie bouillon cube 1 tbsp dried or 2 tbsp fresh parsley 1 pinch of thyme (dried) or about 1 tsp fresh 1 cup of veggie broth 1 pinch of poultry seasoning 2 tbsp flour 1 can of cream of celery soup salt and pepper …

cage free is the way to be

“They will come running when they think you might have a treat, learn to eat out of your hand and some may even allow you to stroke them. If you talk to them, treat them well and handle them gently you’ll have faithful followers. However, for a truly bonded pet that will seek out your company, follow you around the yard and nestle in your lap for a nap you may want to hand-raise a baby…” Sounds like a cat or any other normal domestic pet doesn’t it?  Guess what? The excerpt above (from this article) is actually talking about chickens.  Yes, I wrote that right–chickens.  According to more sources than I could list here, chickens do have emotional capacity.  In this article from Psychology Today, hens showed signs of distress and fear when a mere puff of air was blown on them.  When this same activity was performed on their chicks, their heart rate went up and they became more vocal.  They are intelligent, empathetic, and according to my own father (who spent lots of time …