Delicious Egg-Free Spinach Quiche
Allergy to eggs brings me to Tofu
I'm allergic to eggs and this can make things really difficult at breakfast time. We like to go out to breakfast every once in a while, and well it's breakfast, so of course the whole menu will be eggs. I remember the first time I was really tempted to try quiche. I was at a local cafe ordering up a super shot expresso mixed with a pound of sugar drink to get me through the afternoon, and I saw this lovely spinach pie. One of my favorite pastries is a spinach and feta pocket, and this just looked divine. I asked what was in quiche and to my dismay, it was packed with eggs. I left with my drink, and a jealous feeling of those who could eat the amazing spinach pie.
Egg Free Tofu and Spinach Quiche
Cooking things from the pantry - not from a box
I recently decided to start making my own product, canning them for later use, and cooking more things from the pantry – not from a box. Along with this came a lot of research, and I reinstated my love for Tofu amidst the chaos. Now I must admit, I was surprised to see tofu being used as an alternative to eggs. I never really did all that much research on food until we made this preservative free lifestyle change. I searched for quiche recipes and although a lot of them sounded great, I just didn't have the ingredients or did like a few ingredients or I just really wanted to add dill. (I love dill weed!) So below is my interpretation of an egg-free spinach quiche, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 1Tablespoon Sea Salt
- ½ Tablespoon Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Dill Weed
- ½ teaspoon Marjoram
- ½ teaspoon Celery Salt
- ¼ Cup Cashews Chopped
- ¼ -1/3 Cup Flour
- 1 9” Pie Crust at room temperature
- I bag of frozen spinach (16oz)
- 1Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Lb Extra Firm Tofu
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Line 9” pie pan with the crust
- On medium heat add onion, garlic and olive oil and cook for about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the spinach and cook until completely wilted.
- Drain any excess liquid and set aside
- Drain any extra liquid from the tofu before putting it in a bowl – rough chop it with a fork.
- Add the sea salt, pepper, dill weed, marjoram, celery salt, cashews and flour and mix until it is crumbled and the herbs and spices are evenly distributed
- Add tofu mixture to the spinach and fold in until it is completely mixed
- Put the mixture into the pie crust
- Top with sprinkled parmesan cheese
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until you start to see the tofu start to brown on the top
- Let set for about 5 minutes and then enjoy!
- I like to eat this with a big bowl of homemade apple sauce. All by mistake I somehow got apple sauce on a bite of quiche – and it was scrumptious. So I now dip every bite in apple sauce for a little different flavor.
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Healthy Spinach, Brown Rice and Ginger Warm Salad
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