RECIPES

VEGAN MINI QUICHES

Wish you were in my kitchen at the moment, smells heavenly. You will love this quiche recipe. Perfect for a cool autumn day.

Ingredients

  • 540 grams tofu, drained
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 3 mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup frozen spinach, finely chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • Finely ground black pepper to taste
  • Canola spray oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C and prepare a 12 cup muffin tray by spraying with a little oil
  2. Place tofu, nutritional yeast and ground turmeric into a blender and blend until the ingredients are creamy. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add the vegetables, salt & pepper to the bowl and mix well.
  4. Scoop tofu vegetable mixture evenly between the 12 muffin cups.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Delicious !!!
  • Store in the fridge, where they’ll keep for 5 days.

Cristina for Peas &. Peace

RECIPES

Vegan Pesto in 10 minutes !!!

Done in 10 minutes

Perfect for pastas, as a spread or a dressing. The only different ingredient from the traditional pesto is nutritional yeast instead of parmesan. healthier and tastier

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed fresh basil (stems removed)
  • 3 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 4 Tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • 3 large cloves garlic 
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add the basil, nuts, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and sea salt and mix on high until a loose but somewhat grainy paste forms.
  2. Add olive oil a little at a time (streaming in while the machine is on through the spout) and scrape down sides as needed.

Simple as that !

*Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 1 week. After that, pour into ice cube molds, freeze, and store up to 1 month or more.

Enjoy !

Cristina for Peas & Peace

RECIPES

Shells with a creamy spinach filling

 

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16 jumbo shells
350 gr semi-firm tofu
2 cups of cooked white beans
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
225 gr frozen spinach, thawed and drained
28 oz strained tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp chili flakes
1/4 cup minced fresh basil

Pre-heat over at 350 degrees

Cook your shells, drain and set aside

In a food processor, purée the tofu, beans, yeast, garlic, lemon zest, juice and nutmeg and add   1/4 of a cup of water. Mix until cream, it might need additional water depending.

In a bowl combine the tomate coulis, olive oil and chili flakes, mix and coat the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan or platter with 3/4 of the coulis

Stuff the jumbo shells with the filling and place on top of the tomatoe coulis and cover with the remaining sauce

Cover with parchment paper and bake for 40 minutes

Garnish with the basil and you’e set !

Cristina for Peas & Peace

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH

Nutritional YEAST !!!

 

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It is common knowledge that Vegans run the risk of developing a vitamin B12 deficiency if they aren’t careful in sourcing it from the foods they consume, which should absolutely be taken seriously, as it can lead to anemia!.

 I have to however say that in the 20 years that I have been Vegan I have never had this problem, this without supplements and simply making sure that all meals include essential vitamins and minerals.

Fortunately, a vitamin B12 deficiency can easily be prevented, as it can be found in such food items as nutritional yeast ! 

 You can  sprinkle it onto your salads, your soups, or  any of your dishes for that matter. It has a nutty, cheesy  flavour that I melt over.

Look up my PARMESAN recipe, EASY and delicious !!! Let me know what you think

 

Cristina

 

 

 

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RECIPES

PARMESAN

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Simply put all 4 ingredients in a small blender, if you prefer it grainier than mine, then just prolong the grinding to make a finer Parmesan

3/4 cup raw cashews
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp sea salt (up to 3/4 if you prefer saltier)
3/4 stp garlic powder

Voila ! the entire process literally takes no more than 5 minutes, it is healthier as it does not have all the store bought preservatives and you save quite a bit of $

Keep refrigerated, although mine never lasts long as we use it as a pasta topping, salads, and my husband’s famous lasagna mmmmm

Enjoy !

Cristina