Very Veggie Quiche (Gluten Free and Vegan)

by Nicole on January 12, 2011

Yesterday I went into the city for a workshop.

Here’s what I learned:

  • I can jog without pain. (As learned by jogging to train station, to not miss it.)
  • I should not jog with a broken water bottle in my bag. (As learned by having a puddle in my bag when I got on train.)
  • Starbucks is very busy EVERYWHERE at 8:30 am in NYC. Buying a new water there is not a good idea.
  • 96th street is not where Columbia is.
  • Wooden seats are NOT comfortable when you are recovering from the surgery I had.

My favorite part of going to workshops in the city is that Danny always comes and meets me for lunch. We usually go to different places, but we went to one of our favorites yesterday. I always tend to get a salad, or a soup, but I went out on the edge and got the veggie quiche. It’s a quiche that’s not a quiche. It has no eggs, just veggies..which can’t be bad in my book.

When I got it I was obsessed. I wanted 3 more pieces. I knew I would be recreating it when I got home. They used a buckwheat crust, so I knew I’d have to change it. Plus I currently am out of spinach and tomatoes, so I came up with my own concoction and I’ll say I did a darn good job.

Veggies grated up

first layer of semi-mashed lentils

lentils, carrots and zucchini layered

baked with crust

want a bite?

What is your favorite recreation of a dish you had at a restaurant?

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 12, 2011 at 8:23 am

Yum! That looks so good!! Kind of looks like a cross between a quiche and a pot pie!


Kat January 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

That looks amazing!! Gosh can you please live down the street so you can share your yummy creations with me??


Rach January 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

Aww, I have to admit your list of things you learned really made me smile. Not that I’m laughing at the unfortunate series of events, but more that I’ve been there and I know where you’re coming from.

I think scampi is probably my favorite recreation from a restaurant. So tasty!


Evan Thomas January 12, 2011 at 10:09 am

I’ve never heard of a vegan quiche. It sounds delicious!


Nicole January 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm

thank you Evan!


Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

Um YUM! I wish you lived closer…we could have all enjoyed that meal! Enjoy your day inside Nicole and stay warm!
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thehealthyapron January 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

Wow that looks SO good!! Writing it down now! I always recreate mediterranean dishes that I’ve had out and I have yet to recreate a pasta dish I had on my anniversary in October! I love trying to make things healthier!


Jennifer (She's a Fit Chick) January 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Haha that sounds like me when I go into the city. Without a friend with me that knows how to move around, I always end up in the wrong place at first hehe.


Laury @TheFitnessDish January 12, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Yikes!! What a day!!!

The re creation of the quiche looks like it was successful!! You nailed it, as always :-)

One of my favorite re creations from a restaurant was a sweet potato “hummus” dip from a few months ago. SO good!
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Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 12, 2011 at 9:55 pm

That looks AMAZING!! Seriously, this is bookmarked for whenever I go home next. I know my mom will absolutely love this as well. Oh, and your lessons at the beginning made me chuckle. I learned not to run with a broken water bottle last semester when having to run to labs all the way across campus. It’s thrilling walking in their with a soaked backpack and shirt..


Erica Sara January 13, 2011 at 9:05 am

Thanks so much for this recipe! I made a gluten free quiche this weekend and it was delicious but was trying to think of one I could make for my vegan friends. I’ll have to try this one.
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Dana January 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I love veggies so much and this sounds like a great way to feature them in a yummy dish!
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