Thursday, March 13, 2008

Susan's Tofu Quiches

Tofu Quiches

It was more than a year ago when I read about this creative tofu quiches on Fatfree Vegan Kitchen, and I finally tried it out the other day.

Unfortunately I couldn't get nutritional yeast over here. (Actually I had absolutely no idea what it was. I was almost going to use regular active dry yeast, and I'm really glad that I didn't.) So I used good amount of shredded cheese, thus my quiches were by no means "fat-free." But I really loved them. :)



Anonymous said...

Hi Obachan! I see you live in Kochi. I live in Tokushima! I just found your blog the other day when I was looking for a recipe to use Mayer Lemons.
You can buy nutritional yeast online through Tengu Natural Foods, which is a shop based in Japan (Saitama, I think?). It's good on popcorn! And it's nothing like active yeast.

Anonymous said...

These look really great! I think I would really like them, cheese and all. :)

And by the way, not too long from now I'll be visiting Japan. If I can remember to do so, I'm going to keep an eye out for those Es and Ws on the instant udon. Thanks for sharing all that interesting info!

Donna said...

Nutritional yeast is often included in vegan recipes because it's one of the rare vegetarian sources of vitamin B12. I think it does have a sort of cheesy flavor, I like it on popcorn as well. I also sometimes just add it to spaghetti sauce and other savory dishes--my children can be picky about what they eat, so adding something with "nutritional" in the name seems like a good idea!

K and S said...

Thanks for sharing, I had never heard about nutritional yeast either! Your quiche sounds delicious.

Anonymous said...

yes.. nutritional yeast is a yellow colored cheesy flavored inactive yeast. i think it's used among vegans because of it's flavor but i'm sure it has some "nutritional" value that i don't know of. :)

anyway.. they do look tasty.

happy eating


Anna said...

I have to say I've never heard of nutritional yeast either - and I'm in England, so I shouldn't really have an excuse ^_^. This looks gorgeous!

toro said...


obachan said...

Wow, Tokushima! So close! :D I used to come back to my hometown via Tokushima when the Tokushima kosoku ferry was available.
And thanks for the info. I just checked out the Tengu Natural Foods site and found the nutritional yeast. But… 935 yen for 200 g !! :O I guess I’d rather go for affordable cheese since I’m not a vegan.

Yeah, please do. The brands that are said to have the Es and Ws for the distinction are “Donbee” by Nisshin (the top photo) and “Akai kitsune” and “Midorino tanuki”by Maruchan.

Yeah, I heard (read) that it is used in place for cheese, and I can imagine how good popcorn and spaghetti can be with it. Mmmmm… I wish it would be more popular and affordable here in Japan…

K & S
See? This site can be quite informative ;);)
This quiche was pretty good. I thank Susan for inventing it and sharing the recipe.

Thanks. According to Wikipedia, nutritional yeast is “a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins.” I might try some natural food stores around here and see if they have smaller and more affordable ones.

Well, I’m in Japan but I’ve never heard of or actually seen some of the traditional Japanese ingredients, so it can happen anywhere, I guess. :P


Rei said...

Beautiful photos once again and using your sweet little mini tins again!
I gotta say, some things just should not be fat free!

Carolie said...

Obachan, if you would like, I would be happy to send you some nutritional yeast! I live in Sasebo, in Nagasaki Prefecture, but because I am on a US military base, I can order stuff from the US cheaply. I use nutritional yeast a LOT, to make "faux cheese spreads" and to add protein, vitamin B and delicious cheesy, buttery flavor to my popcorn!

E-mail me at carolie(at)wordmagix(dot)com if you would like me to order some for you!

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