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Aurora
Mar 4th, 2005, 05:43 PM
Serves 4 - 6 people

Ingredients for filling:

2 carrots - scraped and sliced
4 sticks celery - washed and sliced
4 medium leeks - trimmed, washed and sliced
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons whole meal flour
1 clove garlic - crushed
1 400g (14oz) can chopped tomatoes
1 400g (14oz) can butter beans rinsed under cold tap
1 teaspoon yeast extract
Half teaspoon mixed herbs
Salt and pepper to season
Ingredients for topping:

50 g (2oz) vegan margarine
50 g (2oz) medium porridge oats
25 g (1oz) sesame seeds
25 g (1oz) chopped nuts
50 g (2oz) vegan cheese - grated (I used Redwoods Super Melting Mozzarella style as it was the only hard 'cheese' I had in the fridge!)

To Prepare

Steam the vegetables; cook them in boiling water or in a microwave until they are just tender. Drain them well.
Meanwhile heat the oil in a large pan and stir in the flour. Add the garlic and the tomatoes, butter beans, yeast extract and herbs and stir well together. Gently stir in the cooked fresh vegetables. Check for seasoning and add salt if required and freshly ground black pepper.
Place mixture in an oven-proof dish
To make the topping

Melt the margarine, stir in the oats, sesame seeds and nuts and about two thirds of the cheese.
Sprinkle the topping over the vegetables and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
Bake for 20 minutes at 375 F (190 C) (gas mark 5) until the cheese has melted and the top is golden brown.