A freshly made meat-free monday idea today. As spring descends (hopefully) on us, today I am featuring a delicious pie, which contains all kinds of hidden good things inside. Recently, the kids have become slightly obsessed with Popeye, which is kind of a good thing, because of his vegetarian diet, and the fact that he eats Spinach!
Popeye is said to have saved the spinach industry in the 1930's, and is the only cartoon character to have been immortalised in statue in Crystal City, Texas, thanks to his services to Spinach and encouraging kids to eat it and increase their vitamin A consumption.
My kids like the idea of eating spinach, but perhaps not the reality of it. They wanted me to cook them something with spinach in, so I created these sweet potato, spinach and onion pies. The beauty of them is that the spinach is hidden within the pie, ensuring that the kids will eat them as they have spinach in, without picking through and identifying the strands of green.
We all loved these pies, especially with the added vegetarian hard cheese. They make a great meat-free monday snack or light meal. You could make them in individual portions, as I have, or you could make a portion in a larger form.
See below for the printable recipe. Enjoy, and happy eating!
Sweet Potato, Spinach and Onion Pies
320g Puff Pastry Sheet
1kg Sweet Potatoes
1 Onion – White, chopped
1 Onion – Red, chopped
100g Baby Spinach
100g Vegetarian Hard Cheese
100g Sweet Chilli Sauce
Mustard Seeds – for sprinkling