Monday, February 14, 2011

Vegan Lunch Pockets

I just finished making these today. They are by no means quick to make, but once you make them you can bag them and toss them in the freezer. They are easy to take with you to work or to use in sack lunches for your little vegan monsters to take to school. Although my one year old twins are not in daycare or school they love these and it is something I can quickly warm up and give them. I was able to make 24 total, 8 "Ham" n "Cheese" 8 Pizza and 8 Tofurkey, broccoli and "Cheddar".

I was inspired to make these because I missed my hot pockets....

Hadley and Radley chowing down on the Ham n Cheese Pockets.


4 cups Unbleached all purpose whole wheat flour
1/2 cup flax meal
1 1/2 cups cold vegan shorting or butter
2 tablespoons organic sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water

Mix together all the dry ingredients then with a pastry cutter or two butter knives held together cut in the shorting until the flour is crumbly. Add the water and mix well. If too sticky add more flour, If its too dry add a little more water. Cover a refrigerate for at least and hour.

For the fillings:

1 package vegan ham slices cut into squares
1 package vegan turkey slices cut into squares
1 package vegan pepperoni
1 package cheddar daiya cheese
1/2 package mozzarella daiya cheese
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1 cup frozen broccoli

"Ham"n"Cheese: Mix together the cut up ham and 1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese.
Tofurkey Broccoli and Cheddar: Mix together cut up tofurkey, broccoli, and 3/4 cup cheddar cheese.
Pizza: Mix together the pepperoni, marinara and mozzarella cheese.

To Prepare preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Divide your dough into three equal balls. On a clean surface with a rolling pin roll out your first ball. Place a bowl about the size or 6-8 inches upside down and cut the dough around the bowl. I was able to get 8 circles out of each ball of dough.

Add a couple spoonfuls of the filling onto the dough and then fold in half. With a fork press the edges together. Continue until all your dough and/or filling is gone. Bake for about 30 minutes or until browned. Allow to cool before placing into freezer bags and freezing. I hope you enjoy!

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