Sunday, March 2, 2008

First blog posting with vegan quiche recipe

Sooo. I've been meaning to start this blog for a while, but I kept forgetting to take pictures of the vegan goodies I made. However, yesterday I made a vegan quiche for the second time, and I finally took pictures. Although, if you notice, I took them after I ate a slice. I couldn't resist.

Vegan Quiche of Goodness

Ingredients for Tofu Mixture

about 10 oz. firm tofu
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of salt
pepper to taste
1/4 cup soy milk

Ingredients for vegan "cheez"

1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon oil
3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon soy sauce

Veggie ingredients

1/4 cup onion
1 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 portobello mushroom
1/2 red bell pepper

Other ingredients

1 pre-made pie crust
olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 425F.
2. Sautée onion in olive oil. Add veggies. Cook for a few minutes, but don't let them get soggy or mushy. Remember, the veggies will warm with the rest of the quiche in the oven! Set aside.
3. Combine ingredients for "cheez" in small saucepan. Whisk it! Then, bring to a boil and reduce heat. Stir constantly for 2-4 minutes, or until thickened.
4. Use a food processor to chop up the tofu mixture. Add "cheez" sauce and purée for a few more seconds in the food processor. Then, take the blade off your food processor and stir in the veggies with a wooden spoon.
5. Spoon the entire mixture into the pre-made pie crust.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until you can stick a knife in the middle and have it come out clean.
7. If you can handle it, let the quiche cool out of the oven for about 5 minutes. This helps it solidify and it will be easier to cut. Otherwise, dive in and eat the mush! It will still taste delicious.

Really, you can use any veggies you want for this quiche, but this is the recipe I used. My best friend suggested adding spinach to the existing recipe.

Unfortunately, I can't take credit for this entire recipe. I got the idea from this recipe on Vegan Broccoli Quiche Recipe
Obviously, my recipe is quite different from the original. I added the vegan "cheez" recipe from La Dolce Vegan! (except I divided the recipe in half) because I thought it would be tasty and closer to the flavor of conventional quiche. I also changed the spices quite a bit, and the veggies, etc.

Anyway, this quiche is absolutely phenomenal, and I hope you try it. It sounds a bit complicated, but it honestly isn't difficult to make - especially if you have someone else doing the chopping.

I am confident in making this recipe my first contribution to the land of vegan food blogs. Enjoy!

1 comment:

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