I have been sick with the flu the past week, so I haven’t been able to make much of anything. I ate a lot of comfort food during that time, and for the first few days I only wanted to eat white rice.
When I was finally up for doing more than sleeping and watching Netflix I attempted to make a vegan quiche. For me, quiche is the ultimate comfort food. My mom used to make it for brunch on weekends and it would always be a treat, so I wanted to veganize her version while I was still a bit sick.
For the “egg” filling, blend these ingredients in a food processor:
- 1 package of silken tofu (Be sure to pat it dry before blending, the inside of the quiche won’t cook if there’s too much water.)
- 1/3 cup garlic hummus
- black pepper
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- garlic powder
- cayenne pepper
Other ingredients we sautéed before adding to the pie crust:
- red onion
- green onion
- Tofurky smoked deli slices
After sautéing the veggies and Tofurky slices, we filled the pie crust (we found an accidentally vegan crust at our local grocery store) with the tofu mixture, veggies, Daiya cheddar shreds, and Tofurky smoked deli slices, topped it with tomatoes, and put it in the oven at 375° for around 45 minutes. I would recommend checking how it’s doing after 25-30 minutes, and poking some holes to help the inside cook.
This is the finished product: (we finally finished making dinner around 9pm that night, so the lighting wasn’t the best).
I love veganizing my favorite dishes from childhood, especially when it’s this quick and easy to make. Most of the time it’s as simple as replacing non-vegan ingredients with vegan ones; in this case tofu instead of egg, vegan meat instead of sausage, and vegan cheese instead of regular cheese. Let me know if you try this recipe and what your favorite comfort food is in the comments below!