Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Spinach Mushroom Quiche
Montclair Vegans had a brunch potluck on Sunday at my friend Jen's house. It was so much fun and the food was amazing. I took my camera with me and had planned on taking photos of the food and my friends, but I was hungry, so I just dove in without snapping any pics. Oh well - maybe next time.
I made spinach and broccoli tofu quiche. The recipe came from 101 Cookbooks and it's really tasty. I used spelt flour for the crust, and a few people told me that they really liked the way it came out. There was lots of wheat in the form of muffins and scones, so I wanted to make sure I made something that I knew would be wheat-free.
I've added small amounts of soy back into my diet and I've been okay with it. Soy had gotten a little bit of a bad rap in the health press lately, but most of the hype isn't true. Unprocessed soy is a good source of protein and has many health benefits. Heavily processed soy and isolated soy protein is something you do need to watch out for though, because just like any other processed food, they aren't healthy foods. Tempeh, tofu, miso and edamame are the best soy options. If you'd like to read more about soy, take a look at this article by Dr. Mark Hyman.
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