This is a favorite recipe of mine, an easy one my SO’s Ma introduced me to!
Potatoes and leeks are very traditional, easy to grow vegetables commonly paired together in Irish cuisine. This recipe was made fairly more often in my love’s household when he became a pescetarian, cutting all meats in favor of strictly seafood. But even his brothers, with their carnivorous tendencies, love this dish – it’s rich, flavorful and filling without being overtly heavy.
This recipe is from Real Simple, an American home & lifestyle magazine first launched in 2000. Their motto ‘Life Made Easier’ is perfectly encapsulated here, with such minimal prepping that you can make the filling in the time it takes to preheat your oven! This dish is especially great for those evenings where you just want to relax at home with a glass of white wine.
I’ve never altered this as it’s fantastic right off the page, but due to its simplicity I’m positive it’d still be great with diet variations. Some substitutions to try are tofu Feta cheese and vegan pie crust to eliminate dairy altogether from this recipe. I’m also sure the recipe would work with a gluten-free crust. For meat lovers, one can always add ground chicken or beef to the filling.