Country Vegetable Quiche {Vegan}

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This is perfect recipe for a delicious brunch. This country vegetable quiche will fill you up and is a delicious dish to make and share with those you love. Because this quiche is plant-based, you will be able to satisfy your cravings for a yummy breakfast staple without all of the cholesterol. Enjoy!

NOTE: Tools I highly recommend to make this recipe easy-Food Processor

If you don’t have one, don’t panic. You’ll just need to cut up the veggie ingredients really fine. You can also use a hand mixer as an alternative tool to mix up the tofu.

Ingredients

1 pre-made pie crust

Filling

1 cup diced onion

1 cup shredded zucchini

1 cup shredded carrots

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 cloves garlic minced

1 block extra firm tofu cut into blocks

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

1 tsp liquid smoke

1 Tbsp salt

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp thyme

1/4 tsp nutmeg

up to 1/2 cup almond milk or cashew milk

1 cup cheddar shreds ( I used So Delicious brand)

1/2 cup smoked gouda (I used Follow Your Heart brand)

Directions

Pre-heat Oven to 450

  1. Lay pre-made crust in pie pan and prick holes in the center with a fork. Pinch the edges to make a pretty decoration. Bake for 8 minutes-set aside to cool.
  2. While the crust is baking, let’s get our veggies ready for our filling. In your food processor, shred up the onion, zucchini, & carrots.
  3. Add olive oil to pan. Sautee veggies for 3-4 minutes until soft. Add garlic and cook another minute-remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. Add tofu, nutritional yeast, liquid smoke, and all seasonings into food processor. Process until smooth. If needed, add up to a half cup of milk until all ingredients are incorporated. Scrape down the sides if needed and pulse until smooth. (In my ninja, I only had to use a 1/4 cup of milk)
  5. Pre-heat Oven to 350
  6. In a large mixing bowl, add tofu, sauteed veggies, & both cheeses. Mix until all ingredients are blended together. Pour into pre-made pie crust shell. Protect your crust with a pie crust saver (or cover your outer crust with aluminum foil)
  7. Bake the quiche for 35 minutes. Once done, let cool on the counter for 20 minutes before serving. (The cooling will allow the quiche to firm up and prevent it falling apart when cutting slices to serve) 

 

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Vegan Butter

To be honest, I’m cheap and I don’t want to spend a ton of money on a healthy, alternative vegan butter I can make at home. This recipe is really easy peasy to make.My criteria is that it needs to spread easily on toast, I can use it to bake with, and it doesn’t have a terrible after taste. This recipe fits the bill. Check, check, check! Try it and see for yourself!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Chill Time: 3-4 hours

Ingredients

1 1/2 Cups melted refined coconut oil

1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened cashew milk)

1/4 cup light olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons liquid lecithin

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend for a minute or 2
  2. Pour into a glass dish or Silicone Mold and refrigerate for 3 or 4 hours until firm.

Storage Notes: I usually make a batch that lasts for 3 or 4 weeks in the fridge. Or store in the freezer for 2-3 months.

 

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Bars

Prep Time
5 min
Refrigerator/Freezer Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Kitchen Tools: Food Processor
Crust
  1. 2 cups rolled oats
  2. 20 dates
  3. 2 Tbsp of cinnamon
Peanut Butter Filling
  1. 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
  2. 4 scoops vanilla protein powder
  3. 1 cup peanut butter or seed butter
  4. 1/2 cup Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
Jelly Layer
  1. 1 cup jam of choice, warmed ( I used Simply Fruit Seedless Strawberry Spread)

Directions

  1. Put the oats, dates and cinnamon into a food processor. Process until dough forms.
  2. Press dough into a parchment lined 9 inch brownie pan. Place in the fridge.
  3. Sift the coconut flour and protein powder together.
  4. Add the peanut butter and almond milk to the flour mixture and blend until fluffy and smooth. Smooth peanut butter layer over crust. Place bars in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  5. Once the peanut butter layer is semi-firm, top with warmed jam. Place bars back in the freezer to firm up.
  6. Once firm, cut into 12 bars. Bars can be stored in the fridge up to 1 week.

Another Variation to try: Chocolate Protein Powder with Seedless Raspberry Jam

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