May 29th, 2005


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I made quiche last night, substituting half the eggs with tofu. (Since my fiancee is a meat-eater, I made separate ones for each of us.)

Take (2) 9" pie shells (I used store-bought) and bake them about 5 minutes unfilled. Then put in a thin layer of cheese (about 1/4 cup). Top with whatever leftover cooked veggies you have (I used some sauteed spinach, roasted red pepper strips, sauteed mushrooms, and scallions - just added cubed cooked ham to his). Whisk together 4 eggs and a block of silken tofu (I think they're 12 oz?). Pour this over the veggie mixture, and top with another layer of cheese (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup). Bake about 20-25 minutes, or until the eggs are set.

x-posted to veggie_recipes, food_geeks, and kitchenwitches
  • kaeri

cooking beans?

I made my first go today at cooking beans (not canned).. Didn't work out, they were still hard after 2+ hours of cooking (and I checked them frequently).. Don't know what kind they were, they weren't labelled, but they were small, black and round, and elongated after soaking. Anyway, here's what I did, maybe someone can tell me what I did wrong?

1. Soaked them for 7 hours - they were firm but definitely soft enough to be bitten in half.
2. Made sure they were well covered w/ water
3. Boiled them for 5 minutes or so
4. Turned down the temp to a simmer, and let cook
5. Stirred them every 10-15 min, and added water when it looked like it was getting low.

I realized after about 1/2 hour the the site said to cover them while simmering, so I put the lid on them at that point. Could it just be that the lid wasn't on the whole time?