Blanch potatoes. Saute leeks or onions in 3 Tablespoons oil, for 5-6 minutes on med heat until translucent and tender. Add 4 cups diced veggies, and salt and pepper. Turn heat to medium low and saute until carrots are al dente, about 10 -12 minutes. Splash with wine, and cook on medium heat until it evaporates, about 4 minutes. While this is cooking sear the tofu.
To the veggies, stir in flour and nutritional yeast and cook one minute while stirring. Add stock and mustard and stir until it just comes to a boil and thickens. Turn heat off. Fold in cooked potatoes, fresh peas or asparagus, and seared tofu (or cooked chicken).
Add fresh tarragon, thyme and white pepper. Taste and adjust salt.
Roll out Puff pastry dough to fit what baking dishes you will be using. If using individual ramekins, place them on the dough and use as a pattern, and cut around them ( with a sharp knife) leaving an extra 1/4 in – 1/2 in for crimping.
Fill the ramekins ¼- ½ inch below the rim and dampen the edge of the ramekin with a little water, on your finger tip (or use egg wash). Place the puff pastry over top and crimp the edges with a fork pressing down into the edge of the baking dish. Make a slit so pie can vent, and either brush with an egg wash, or a little olive oil. Place on a sheet pan ( to catch any juices) in the oven.
Check at 15-20 minutes as some ovens do run hot, paying attention so they don’t get too dark (turning oven down to 350 if need be). Smaller ramekins will cook faster. Depending on the the baking dish, baking times will vary. They are done when they are puffed, bubbling and golden. ( 20-35 minutes)
You can also make this is a 9×13 inch baking dish. If you fill them overly full like I did below, they will bubble over in the oven. I love this look, but if you like things neat and tidy, just fill to slightly below the rim. Bake for 25-35 minutes until puffed and golden.
If adding chicken to some, divide the veggie stew and fold in baked chicken breast to the amount you think you will need. Make sure the chicken is seasoned ( at least with salt and pepper).
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