Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pumpkin, Spinach and Rice Pie

I had planned on Roast Vegetable Quiche tonight but due to having my keys stolen by evil children we didn't make it to the markets for veg. So I kept the pastry idea, and decided to use up my leftover butternut pumpkin and the other 50c tub of silken tofu.

1 sheet short crust pastry
~2c diced butternut pumpkin, steamed
4 frozen spinach portions, defrosted
~1c grated cheese
~1c cooked brown rice
black pepper to taste, 1/2 tsp nutmeg
300g tub silken tofu, drained
1 egg
~2tbsp sour cream
slosh of balsamic vinegar
1 heaped tsp crushed garlic

Fill pastry shell with beans and blind bake for ten minutes or so. Combine pumpkin, spinach, cheese, brown rice and seasonings and mix well. Put wet ingredients in a food processor and whizz until smooth. Stir into rice mixture, mix well, and turn into pastry case. Bake at 200C until risen and cooked through.

I'm also making Colcannon on the side :D Nom nom nom.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fruity Crockpot Oatmeal

I'm also trying this recipe out in the crockpot overnight. I used a tin of pie apples instead of a fresh apple, and dates instead of raisins. I also added an extra 2 cups of water because the quantities given didn't go very far in my crockpot and I don't want it to boil dry. We'll see how it goes tomorrow.

Carrot Tofu Cake

I bought a couple of packs of silken tofu marked down to 50c each today, so needed to think of something to do with them. I also wanted to make a cake for a coffee morning tomorrow. So I googled "tofu cake" and came up with this recipe. I changed the recipe slightly (and also accidentally made it non-vegan, because I didn't realise it *was* vegan, so I substituted milk and oil for the applesauce since I didn't have any. But anyway...).

~4 carrots, grated
300g packet silken tofu, drained
1/3c oil
1/3c milk
2c plain flour
1 c white sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
2 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
~1/2c chopped walnuts

Grate carrots and combine with walnuts in a large bowl. Place all other ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Combine, and cook at 180C until done.

It's still in the oven so I can't tell you how it turned out yet :)