All posts tagged: quiche

Vegan Quiche with Chickpea Flour

Can You Make Vegan Quiche With Chickpea Flour?

When Jess bought me But I Could Never Go Vegan for my birthday last month, the recipes that most piqued my interest were those that used chickpea flour as an egg substitute of sorts. It’s taken me over a month, but I finally popped to Taj over the weekend to pick up some chickpea flour and put that theory to the test. Ironically, I ended up rejecting the BICNGV recipes in favour of this one from One Green Planet. I decided the ones in the book were too fussy and I was feeling too lazy. I’m intrigued by chickpea flour in a big way. I’ve already used up the little packet I bought at Taj but I’m gonna nip out and get some more (apparently it’s cheaper and available in larger quantities down the supermarket under the name of gram flour, thanks Twitter) to keep experimenting with vegan and gluten free situations. Chickpea flour is as it sounds, straight up ground up chickpeas, making it not a super stodgy carby thing to use, but a …

Broccoli, Asparagus and Mint Quiche

What picnic blanket, BBQ buffet or garden party would be complete without quiche? Nobody has quite decided whether it originates from France, Germany or England, but one of us sure got it right. One of the most versatile pastries ever, it can be enjoyed stone cold on the beach whilst you cower behind a windbreaker, lukewarm in the park while you wonder why the coolbag isn’t working, or piping hot with some salad indoors when the June showers hit. It has something of a reputation for being very, very unhealthy. This is fair enough, it’s butter, milk, eggs and cheese – sometimes even cream. But I’ve done my best to take the calorie count down a notch and made up for the butter indulgence by filling it up with green stuff. for the pastry: 170g wholemeal flour a pinch salt 100g butter (I used goat butter) 1 egg yolk 2 tbsps cold water                        for the filling: 3 eggs (and the white of the egg …