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Monday, October 17, 2016

Gluten Free And Egg Free Spinach Quiche

In my quest to take better care of my body, I am seeking more recipes that don't use any animal products.


  The more I read about animal products and how they are treated, the more I want to stay clear of them. I have been a vegetarian for quite some time and with all those hormones and antibiotics that are pumped into animals, I am trying to eat less animal by-products like eggs and dairy. I like eggs and they can be a good source of protein but I know that plant-based products are simply a better option for good health. So when I discovered this egg-free quiche recipe in my email this morning, I just knew I had to make it. This recipe came from https://eatingrules.com, which is a wonderful website that has lots of healthy recipes made from unprocessed food. The picture of the quiche looked so delicious and the author said it had a "great mouthfeel." This recipe uses garbanzo bean flour which is made from garbanzo beans and is high in protein. You can buy the flour at health food stores or make it at home with dried garbanzo beans and a high-speed blender. I love the taste of garbanzo beans in my hummus and other dishes so I just had to make this delicious looking quiche. The original recipe did not have spinach in it but I do love spinach in my quiche so I added it. I also used frozen butternut squash, as it was easier to use, and fresh rosemary, as I have a huge rosemary bush in my yard. I love that this quiche is gluten free, dairy free and vegan. The rosemary gives this quiche a wonderful flavor.

                                Gluten Free And Egg Free Spinach Quiche
 serves 6
      Ingredients
             2 cups garbanzo bean flour - see notes for a DIY recipe
             2 cups water
             3 tablespoons olive oil
             1/2 teaspoon salt
             1 1/2  teaspoons fresh rosemary, diced
             1 1/2 cups frozen butternut squash cubes
             1 small shallot, diced
             1 large handful fresh spinach leaves, torn into pieces
             olive oil for pan

Instructions
       Pre-heat oven 425 degrees F.
Mix flour, salt, water, olive oil, and rosemary and let rest for five minutes.
Brush an ovenproof dish with olive oil.
Add the butternut squash, spinach, and shallot to the flour mixture and stir until well combined.
Pour the mixture into the ovenproof dish and bake uncovered for 30-45 minutes, until edges brown and start to pull away from the pan. Put a knife in the center to make sure it comes out clean. Let rest a few minutes before serving.



Notes: Check out this DIY recipe for garbanzo bean flour, you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost of store-bought and it is so easy. how to make garbanzo bean flour 
    I made some variations from the original recipe which I found at https://eatingrules.com/egg-free-garbanzo-flour-quiche/


23 comments:

  1. I had no idea that you were a vegetarian, how long for? This vegan quiche looks rather divine x

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    1. I started cutting out meat when I was 20 years old. I ate meat once in a while like on holidays but this past year I did not even eat any turkey on Thansgiving.

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  2. I've been wanting to learn how to make a spinach quiche. My aunt made one once and it was delicious. I'd love to be able to make my own with your recipe. I love that it's gluten free so my daughter could eat it as well.

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  3. Oo this looks good! I'd try this since I enjoy spinach.

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  4. I'm a huge fan of quiche. This one looks delicious and so healthy, I love it!

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  5. This looks and sounds amazing! I am getting the ingredients and trying this tomorrow. I hope I can make it taste as delicious as your looks.

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  6. Absolutely looks good. I am going to try these on weekends.

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  7. More and more recipes are emerging nowadays to cater for the vegan and vegatarian diet and I must say, the meals are starting to look better and better.

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  8. Um this sounds and looks insanely delicious! I need to try out chickpea flour, so badly. The amount used would probably make my stomach BUBBBBLLLYYYY however I must remind myself that this recipe is made for more than one person - LOL!

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  9. I have been interested in making a quiche for quite sometime. This recipe looks great. Love how healthy and good it is for you. Definitely a simple dinner I am going to try out.

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  10. I love how healthy and animal friendly this recipe is. I'm not a vegetarian but I do try to control the amount of animal products I eat.

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  11. This looks nice. I think I'd like this better than traditional quiche. I'm not keen on too many eggs at once.

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  12. YES! I'm really glad that you're vegan! I've tried this recipe before and it truly is amazing

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  13. This looks delicious. Its nice to some some all veggies food and to have a holiday from meat :)

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  14. Hmmm I have never had this before, sounds and looks good tho!

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  15. Oh my goodness! This is really looks good and tempting.

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  16. I could totally go for that quiche! Although I'm not vegetarian, I do opt for vegetarian dishes almost all the time!

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  17. That looks amazing! I have so many friends who are on special diets, I'll have to share this with them! :)

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  18. This looks so good. I'll have to make some soon

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  19. Ohhh, great idea for vegetarians and people with food sensitivities! Love it.

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  20. This looks like a great quiche. My husband is the cook in our home, and he makes quiches often.

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  21. I love your recipe...I cut out animal product whenever I can ans this is a lovely way to have a fantastic dish full of flavor, going make this one

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  22. looks yummy. although i am not a fan of spinach hehe but would love to try out the recipe one day

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