MUSHROOMS! They are not plants but specifically members of the fungi family and are more closely related to animals and humans with their unique composition. Mushrooms get their nutrition from organic matter, unlike plants that produce their food through photosynthesis. And, like humans, they need food, water, and oxygen to survive. Another fun note is that fungi are the most significant forms of life on earth that can grow and expand for miles, underground, in search of food.
There are so many varieties available and, I recommend using a combination of at least 3 different types of mushrooms with this recipe.
Mushrooms also provide antioxidants and nutrients that may contribute to heart health and protect the body from certain cancers.
These mushrooms are excellent served with freshly made garlic toasts but are also great stuffed into a pita pocket and topped with a dash of vegan parmesan or tzatziki.
This looks like a super hard and involved dish to prepare but trust me, it is simple…especially if you use a store-bought pie crust.
You can adjust the veggies to taste but I would recommend trying it with the ingredients listed in the recipe, for the first time, and then feel free to adjust it to your taste when you make it again.
The key is to make sure you add HEAPING tablespoons of flour, otherwise, the quiche will be too runny. A note of advice, let the quiche sit on the counter for about 10-15 minutes before slicing it. Leftovers can stay in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Cauliflower! An absolutely amazing vegetable that is versatile as your imagination. This wonderful nightshade veggie (is great for gut health and provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.) You can grill it, bake it, mash it, fry it, and boil it! Additionally, cauliflower is a great source of cell-supporting folate, vitamins C & K. It is fat-free and cholesterol free and also low in sodium. What’s not to love about cauliflower?
This recipe comes together relatively easily and takes about 50 minutes of total cooking time plus about 10 extra minutes for prep. You can definitely eat this all by itself as a main dish or as a side.