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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tofu Splurge: Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

Vegan MoFo continues and I still haven't given up! In your face MoFo-2010-me!! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

Let's pretend I didn't just trash-talk myself publicly.

I love soy, but my body can only handle so much before it starts to bother me. Tofu is one of my favorite foods, so when I do eat it, I try to make it as tasty as possible and I mindfully enjoy every single bite. Last night's tofu splurge was this creamy and flavorful Spinach-Mushroom Quiche via 101 Cookbooks!

Spinach-Mushroom Quiche
Get a little closer, don't be shy...

The recipe was supposed so be very involved and time consuming, but I failed to read that vital piece of information until I was ready to start cooking at my regular dinner-cooking time! Dummy! To save time, I toasted the oats and seeds for the crust on a skillet instead of the oven, and I used frozen spinach. Also, I made the quiche in (four) little tartlet pans instead of one big pie dish to reduce baking time. I baked them for 40 minutes, but that was too long because the crust was a bit overbaked. If you decide to make little ones, you might want to try 30 or 35 minutes instead. It took me an hour and a half from start to finish, so the shortcuts paid off! The tofu filling was delicious! How can you go wrong with tofu, mushrooms, and spinach? And how can you not love something that is made with a speedy herb and garlic infused olive oil? Go check out the recipe! Thank you for sharing, Heidi!

Spinach-Mushroom Quiche
Up close and personal

Moving on to the couch potato business. Most of my Netflix finds are TV shows instead of movies. I love watching something that ends with a cliffhanger, and then just click "next episode" right away. Waiting for a whole week to see what happens next? No, thanks! Commercial breaks? Ha! I laugh at commercial breaks. One of my favorite cliffhanger-filled TV shows of all time is Alias. (Hi, Sal!) Jennifer Garner is so badass! The colorful wigs, the awesome outfits, the fancy accents, the high-energy fights - it's all so super cool! Papa Bristow (Victor Garber) is probably the coolest father on TV ever! Ever, I'm telling you! It did get a bit goofy after the first few seasons, but that's OK, at least it actually had an ending. Don't you hate it when they cancel shows without an ending? Grrr!!


Curly loves his tail!



19 comments :

  1. I love the way the texture of your quiche looks. And you know, sometimes shortcuts are the difference between making and not making a dish. It pays to have a bag of already washed and chopped spinach in the freezer!

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    1. Definitely! I rarely buy fresh spinach, unless it's baby spinach. Frozen spinach saves time and it doesn't stink up the house like fresh big-leaf spinach does - I really despise the smell of boiled spinach!

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  2. yum, and may I add, yum - it looks so moist and lovely. Give me a slice of that, some potato salad and greens, and I'd be in heaven!

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    1. It's very moist indeedy! And may I say - yum! :D

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  3. Your quiche looks so perfect, I'd happily take a slice or two!

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    1. You got it! It might be a little funky by the time the post man delivers it to your doorstep...

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  4. I do love quiche so much. That might be the prettiest quiche I've ever seen.

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    1. The recipe calls for a little sprinkling of paprika on top to make the quiche look pretty and more colorful. I love that kind of detail!

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  5. BAHAHA I was reading this thinking, I'm sure River and I have discussed our love of Alias before! I love that show so much. I think it's time for another rewatch!

    That quiche looks so awesome, I'm gonna bookmark the recipe.

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    1. It was such a badass show! Netflix only added it a couple of weeks ago here. What took them so long? I begged them to add it a few times!

      I hope you love the quiche too!

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  6. That is the most perfect looking quiche I ever saw! I also posted about tofu today. Tofu for president. But no more tummy troubles!

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    1. Tofu for president! I'd vote for Senator Tofu if he promised not to bother me! :D

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  7. I agree with Mihl! I've never seen a better looking quiche in my life. And the duck picture today is so very sweet.

    xo kittee

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    1. It was probably the tastiest quiche I've ever had in my life! Isn't Curly cute all smitten with his fluffy little tailio? :)

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  8. I could totally go for a big honkin' slice of that right now.
    I never watched Alias before but I have no idea why, I'm going to have to invest in Netflicks.

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    1. Definitely check out Alias if you like spy/action shows! It's awesome!

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  9. I hear you on the soy thing, hun! And as for VeganMoFo and not quitting - YOU CAN DO IT! I believe in you :D

    Mmmm quiche, I really, really miss eating the quiche my mum used to make. Yours looks amazing!

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    1. Oh and how could I forget about Curly, face-to-tail-squishing Curly!

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    2. Thanks, Mandee! I have enough material for another week, so hopefully I'll make it. Yesterday's post was postponed until today because the video I was making took me all day! Your posts always seem so effortlessly done!

      Quiche is so good. Have you tried white bean quiche instead of tofu? Might not be quite the same, but worth a shot!

      Curly sure loves his tail. He grooms it several times a day - gotta keep those tail feathers shiny and curly!

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