Quiche is something I used to love eating when I was simply vegetarian. And it was always something that took a little bit more time, but was so worth it and such a great thing to make with guests. I have made quiche several times since becoming vegan, but they have never really turned out so great before. I think a lot of it had to do with the crust always being too health-foody. I found a recipe for a quiche on the Oh She Glow's blog (I am a huge fan!) and decided to try it. It was certainly the best vegan quiche I have made before, but it needed a little something extra. So the next time around I made it, changing and adding a couple things, and it came out amazingly! So delicious! And who doesn't love broccoli and cheese? Yum!
|Isn't this the most gorgeous thing ever?|
|Omg, I wish I could eat this again, after looking at the picture!|
Base recipe from Oh She Glows website with the following changes:
-used homemade "buttery" crust
-blanched the tofu before blending - and blending it while warm
-used yellow onion
-didn't use: mushrooms, chives, basil, sundried tomatotes, spinach
-added an extra 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
-used 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
-added 2 tablespoons cashew butter to make creamy
-added 1/2 teaspoon vegan boullion powder
-used 1/2 bunch of broccoli, blanched and cut into small pieces, folded into the mixture after it thoroughly blended
-added 1 cup of shredded mozzarella-stlye daiya
-baked for 45 minutes - anything less resulted in a too-soft texture
That's it - and it came out crazy good!