Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vegan Quiche – yes, it’s possible!



It’s still winter up here in the great white north! More snow is falling as I write this….
about one more month to go!

Cabby loves to snow blow! 


Just writing the words ‘vegan’ and ‘quiche’ next to each other seems odd. How can you have a quiche without eggs, cream and cheese? I guess, technically, this is NOT a true quiche according to what a Frenchman would say, but it worked for me! You won’t miss the animal products once you taste it (and your heart and waistline will thank you).  I was completely surprised how good this was. Leftovers for lunch the next day were great, too.  This recipe was recommended on the Meatless Monday site and originally comes from Angela over at Vegangela.com. Enjoy! This one is a keeper!  



Here’s what you need:
1 T olive oil
1 small onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
½ pkg frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed thoroughly
½ C raw cashews, soaked in water for about an hour
¼ C nutritional yeast
½ block firm tofu
4 T soy/almond milk (or more, as needed)
½ t turmeric
Salt and pepper
Puff pastry or filo dough
Sliced tomatoes

Here’s what you do:
Saute the onions in oil slowly until soft. Add the garlic and continue to cook for a few minutes. Do not burn or brown the garlic. Add the spinach and cook for another minute.

Drain the cashews. Place in blender with tofu, soy milk, turmeric, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Add more milk until you get a nice creamy texture.


13 comments:

  1. Interesting! It sounds good! We had 4" snow, 6-8" was forecast so glad they were wrong. Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. I'm so impressed! it looks wonderful - it's amazing what you can make with tofu - I can almost smell it cooking!
    Mary x

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  3. I was pretty skeptical about using tofu in this way; it's a new ingredient for me. But I will say that it was great in this recipe! I was really surprised....it even tasted like 'eggs' !

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  4. Lovely snowy pictures - and your vegan quiche looks delicious. :)

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  5. We're still pretty white where I live too. The recipe looks interesting!

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  6. Beautiful snowy scene!
    Have a blessed day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  7. I just can't give up my eggs! But, your vegan quiche does look good! Love your first snowy shot! Winter wonderland! Happy Sunlit Sunday!

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  8. It does look good! :) TODAY we are having some warmer weather but we just had about 6 inches of snow the other day...I doubt it is our last ! :)

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  9. Your quiche looks delicious. Isn't it lovely to see the sun outside, surely brightens up the day.

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  10. Hello, Tracy

    Your first winter photo is beautiful, with the snow high on the fence. Also, I love how you framed the second one.

    After the snowy cold, a slice of your quiche would be just the thing. Even the colours in it are wonderful!

    I'm glad you decided to bring your photos and recipe to share here!

    -Karen

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  11. We had quite a storm blow in on Thursday and Friday last week. They closed the causeway to our little island and we were stuck for a while. But, the weather has changed over the weekend and it is warm and sunny and melting all the snow away. Your quiche sure looks good!

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  12. I love how the snow tops the fence and dresses the trees.

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  13. Beautiful snowy pictures. And the quiche looks delicious. Pamela

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