Monday, December 17, 2012

meatless monday: vegan quiche

 image + recipe courtesy of marla the bad vegan

Last night was our annual TranquiliTeam Hollyday Fête at Tranquil Space and a few team members made the yummiest quiche pies. Thus, I had to find a recipe to help spread the goodness. Enjoy this comfort food staple and happy, happy hollydaze!

Vegan Quiche

1 Pre-made frozen pie crust*
1 head of Broccoli, chopped
1 handful of Mushrooms, diced**
2 handfuls of Spinach
1 medium sized Onion, chopped into 1” pieces
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
12 oz Extra Firm Organic Silken Tofu***
¼ cup Organic Soymilk**
3 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1 ½ tsp Ener-G egg replacer powder
¼ tsp Turmeric
2 tsp Tahini
1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard (optional)
Dash salt
Dash pepper

*There are plenty of brands that make dairy free frozen pie crusts, just check the ingredients on the packaging.
**Even if you’re tempted to grab portabellas at the store (like we often are), remember that white button mushrooms are super rich in dietary fiber like chitin, which lowers cholesterol, and beta-glucan, which stimulates T-cell production and boosts your immune system. White buttons are also rich in protein and unsaturated fatty acids.
***Several very toxic pesticides are used to grow conventional soybeans, so be sure to use organic tofu and soymilk

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Pre-bake the pie crust for 12 minutes.
While the crust is baking, sauté the mushrooms and broccoli in olive oil until just tender.
Set mushrooms and broccoli aside in a mixing bowl.
Add a little more oil to the pan and sauté the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent.
Add the mushrooms and broccoli back to the pan.
Add spinach and continue heating vegetables until the spinach wilts.
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
In a mixing bowl, combine the vegetables with the tofu mixture and stir until all vegetables are evenly coated.
Pour the mixture into the partially baked pie crust.
Continue to bake at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes.
Brush the top of the quiche with olive oil ½ way through cooking.
Let the quiche sit for at least 5 minutes before cutting.
Enjoy!

Also, here are a few informative websites on veg living:

Yay for our health, the environment, and the animals!  
 
Bisous. x


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