Brrr!! Yesterday was a cold and rainy day, I even started a fire in the fireplace!
Sammy pretty much slept the whole day – oh wait, that is what he does everyday!
The rain is good for the garden though, and we need it, so I’m not complaining!
It was a one pot meal type of a night, so I made this tuna casserole. I wanted to incorporate some different veggies, so I used what I had on hand: leeks, zucchini, and beets!
This would be perfect for Christmas – red and green!
Red and Green Tuna Casserole with Socca Topping
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1 leek, cleaned, cut in half lengthwise and chopped, the green and white part
1 zucchini, shredded
1 medium beet, peeled and shredded
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 – 5oz cans tuna, drained
2 cups garbanzo bean flour
2 cups stock or water
1 tbsp italian seasoning
salt/pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Also, preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Spray the skillet with nonstick spray. Add in the leeks, zucchini and beet.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes. Add in the frozen peas, and season with salt and pepper. Add in the milk and tuna, and stir again.
Pour this mixture in an 8×8 sized pan.
Yes, the beets turn everything red. Everything! I am saving the beet tops, and I am going to juice them! And the little bit of this beet. My beet was huge! (and I got tired of grating it …)
Make the socca topping – mix the garbanzo bean flour with the stock or water. Add in the Italian seasoning and salt/pepper. Stir well. Spoon this mixture over the tuna mixture.
Place in the preheated oven, and bake for 35—40 minutes, or until the topping is browned and cooked through.
I sprinkled my portion with some vegan parmesan cheese, but you can use the real stuff too, or even sprinkle the top with cheese!
And don’t throw away the bottom of the leek! I am going to plant mine in the garden later today! Just plant it in some dirt, and let it grow you another leek!
Even though this didn’t look the prettiest, it was so tasty!
So – I have my red and green, I have a warm fire going in the wood burning stove, there is still snow on our mountain tops — all I need is a Christmas tree and it will really feel like Christmas!