Here it is our lentil quiche failure that our lovely readers reminded us to look at it differently.
Maybe the recipe was not meant to be a quiche.
Lentil Squash Pie
- 2 cups almond meal
- 2 -3 tbsp agave, maple syrup, or brown rice syrup
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Place crust ingredients into a bowl and mix together. Dough will be wet. Not a roll out crust, we use our hands to press into pie pan.
- 1 cup of roasted winter squash (any kind would do, we used butternut)
- 1/2 cup sprouted lentils, soaked in 1/2 cup water (you could use regular cooked lentils)
- 3 tbsp arrowroot (this is the egg replacer)
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup chopped onions
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
Place all ingredients into bowl and stir together.
- For our sprouted lentils, we did not cook them, let them sit in water and placed in batter and let it cook in oven.
- If you are using cooked lentils, leave them a little under cooked, as they will cook more in the oven.
- We left everything whole and chunky, but you could puree the pie filling in a food processor.
Bake 350 for 15 minutes, reduce to 325 for 15 minutes, and we covered ours in foil so the edges would not burn.
Slice and enjoy!
Remember this is pie is not your average pie. It is a little delicate, but taste amazing, well we like so If you are looking for something more sturdy just up the egg replacement.
- For the coconut milk, you could use any milk or milk replacement, we just feel coconut milk does a great job at making it creamy.
- For the arrowroot, you could use tapioca starch or flaxgel (1 tbsp flaxmeal to 3 tbsp water), or even 1 egg
- We used brown lentils, but could use legume of choice
Again, thank you to our wonderful readers for helping us to remember failures are not always failures. It is how we look at the result…just like in life, it is our attitude, our response to a situation that really determines the outcome!
One of my favorite quotes that my boyfriend always tells me. Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of what you make of it.
Till next time,