Sunday, January 18, 2015

My Attempt at veganizing the Pillsbury zucchini pie... (untested)

Before I was a vegan, this was my favorite diiner that my mom would make. She worked for Red Owl and attended some Pillbury bake-off contests..... I believe this was the winning recipe....


Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie

First, I will post the ingredients, BEFORE my attempt at the veganization:

2
tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter
4
cups thinly sliced zucchini
1
cup chopped onions
2
tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2
LAND O LAKES® Eggs, well beaten
2
cups shredded Muenster or mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

2
teaspoons yellow mustard

This is now the AFTER....

.... for the crust:

2 cups walnuts
1/8 cup avocado oil
1/4 cup pecans

... for the filling:

4
cups thinly sliced zucchini
1
cup chopped onions
2
tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 tsp yellow mustard
2tsp cayenne powder
1tsp. turmeric powder
himalayan pink salt, to taste
1/2 cup soaked cashews, drained
1/2 cup 'Follow Your Heart' brand grapeseed oil Veganaise
1/4 cup nutritional yeast

... for crust, grind all crust ingredients into a fine texture, spread in glass or ceramic pie pan

for filling, grind the soaked and drained cashews in food processor, add the most liquid of the rest of the ingredients into the food processor and blend into a creamy, thick, liquidy texture.... then stirn in salt, spices and nutritional yeast, by hand.... stir it in, well.

In a bowl, add the mixture to the zucchini and onions.

Cook for 6-8 minutes in an oven preheated at 375 degrees.

I have not tested this recipe, yet.... so you may want to adjust things as you are in the process of making it. If so, let me know in the comments what you did and if it turned out, well, for you.