I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love tofu! Tofu tofu tofu. I'm not a vegan but I don't like eating eggs on their own very often (ie. scrambled, in a frittata). So this tofu frittata (actually it was supposed to be a quiche but why not simplify it, do without the crust and have it with a side of brown rice instead?) sounded great to me.
Broccoli, onion and herbs are sauteed, then some of the mixture is pureed with tofu and cashews, then baked in the oven. I really enjoyed it and would definitely make it or a variation of it again. E thought it wasn't flavourful enough (I disagree) and could only taste the tofu - but he's sensitive to the flavour of soy, as in he can always tell that it's there and it stands out to him.
What are you guys up to today? I finished a book this morning then went to the gym. I feel like just staying in the rest of the day and catching up on TV. Sometimes you just need those days to stay home and relax.
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Vegan Broccoli & Onion Frittata
Adapted from Vegan Brunch
Serves 4 as a main (with rice)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 1/2 cups finely chopped broccoli
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried tarragon
1/2 tsp turmeric
3/4 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews
1 pound extra-firm tofu
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 9 inch pie plate by greasing it with 1/2 tbsp oil.
Heat a large pan over medium heat with 1/2 tbsp oil. Saute the onion and garlic for about 3 minutes. Add the thyme, tarragon, turmeric, salt and pepper and stir, then add in the broccoli. Cook for 10 minutes, until broccoli is soft.
In a food processor, pulse the cashews into fine crumbs. Crumble the tofu into the food processor and add the mustard. Process until relatively smooth. When the broccoli mixture is done cooking, add one cup of it to the food processor and pulse a few times to combine.
Transfer the cashews mixture to a big bowl, add the rest of the broccoli mixture and stir together. Dump it into the prepared pie plate, pressing it down and smoothing the top. Bake for 40 minutes, and let cool for 5 minutes (to set) before serving.