FRENCH TOFU QUICHE | VEGAN FRIDAY #TRYVEGAN
This Friday’s vegan recipe is now out, and what a good way to end the week off with a French tofu quiche, and of course a nice Ampelidae 2012 Marigny-neuf Chardonnay (vegan friendly wine).
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Okay so lets begin. The following recipe is French, the ingredients are easy to purchase from your local food store, although the wine you may need to order from a specialist or online. Should you experience any problems please do get back to one of the admins via the main link above. Apart from that have a great weekend, and don’t forget to check the video out below for a quick and simple sweet to go with your dinner too.
~3 medium-large potatoes (3 cups grated)
2 Tbsp melted vegan butter (or sub olive oil with varied results)
1/4 tsp sea salt and cracked black pepper
12.3 ounces extra firm silken tofu, patted dry
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
3 Tbsp hummus
Sea salt and cracked black pepper (to taste)
3 1/2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 leeks, thinly sliced and thoroughly cleaned and dried (or sub 1 medium onion, diced)
3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup chopped broccoli
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and lightly spritz a 9.5 inch pie pan with non-stick spray. Grate potatoes and measure out 3 cups. Then transfer to a clean towel and firmly squeeze out excess moisture. Add to pie dish and drizzle with melted vegan butter and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. Toss to coat, then use fingers press into the pan and up the sides to form an even layer. Bake for 22-27 minutes or until golden brown all over. Set aside. While crust is baking, prep veggies and garlic and add to a baking sheet. Toss with 2 Tbsp olive oil and a healthy pinch each salt and pepper and toss to coat. Place in the 450 degree oven with the crust. When you take out the crust, lower heat to 400 and continue baking until soft and golden brown (a total of 20-30 minutes). Set aside and lower oven heat to 375 degrees.
To prepare tofu filling, add drained tofu to a food processor with nutritional yeast, hummus, and a heaping 1/4 tsp each sea salt and black pepper. Set aside. Remove veggies from oven, add to a mixing bowl and top with the tofu mixture. Toss to coat, then add to the crust and spread into an even layer. Bake quiche at 375 degrees for a total of 30–40 minutes or until then top appears golden brown and firm. If the crust begins to get too brown, loosely tent the edges with foil. Let cool briefly and then serve with fresh herbs or green onion. Store leftovers loosely covered in the fridge for up to two days. Reheat in the microwave or in a 350 oven.
Don’t forget to serve with a nice vegan French wine. You should today be able to locate a good wine seller that is trading in both vegan and non-vegan wines. Try to shop at a wine merchants, rather than a grocery store as you’ll most likely not locate a single vegan wine at all. Wine merchants are always best. Finally if you’re looking to impress the friends and family or just yourself and partner, then please do check the vegan French sweet out below via the video. Enjoy your weekend.
Dr Jose C. Depre – PhD. MEnvSc. BSc(Hons) Botany, PhD(NeuroSci) D.V.M.
Master of Environmental, Botanical & Human Science.