A savory mix of herb and wine simmered chickpeas, veggies and olives is stuffed into a puff pastry crust and baked to flaky perfection to make this hearty vegan pot pie.
Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil and place it over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and carrot. Sauté for about 10 minutes, until the veggies begin to soften. Add the garlic and sauté about 1 minute more, until very fragrant.
Add the wine and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer until reduced by about half, about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour until it coats the veggies evenly. Stir in the broth, olives, tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, rosemary and bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a simmer and allow to cook for about 15 minutes, until the veggies are soft but not mushy. Remove from heat. Remove the bay leaves, then stir in the chickpeas and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly oil an 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
Roll one sheet puff pastry to a square large enough to cover the side and bottom of the dish. Arrange the sheet to cover the inside of the dish, then pour the stew into the dish, over the puff pastry layer. Arrange the other puff pastry sheet over top and pinch the edges with those of the bottom sheet. Trim any excess puff pastry that hangs over the edges. Brush the top sheet with olive oil and cut a few slits into it with a sharp knife.
Bake until the puff pastry is puffy and lightly browned, 30-35 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serve.