Mushroom and Leek Quiche for Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger

Slice Of Quiche

For this month’s Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger, I’d like to introduce you to Iris of The Daily Dietribe. Iris has been super kind and friendly in all my interactions with her. I like her site because it has a solid healthy slant, but the recipes aren’t OMG-beat-you-over-the-head healthy. (I can only do so many of those.)

I had a hard time choosing a recipe to try, but Mushroom and Leek Quiche with Goat Cheese really jumped out at me. Mushrooms, leeks, and goat cheese all together? Very hard for me to pass up. Then Mike heard that the crust was made of sweet potatoes, and that was the end of it.

There were a couple things I particularly liked about this recipe. One is the inclusion of nutmeg and tamari. Sometimes I’m pretty one-track when it comes to spices/seasonings: Nutmeg is only for fall baking and soy sauce is only for stir fry. Iris was much more creative than me and made use of both in this recipe. The end product is great. Nutmeg does have a peppery bite, and tamari lends saltiness plus an extra savoriness.

The second thing is the aforementioned sweet potato crust. Much easier and healthier than the standard pastry crust. (Gluten-free pastry crust can be a chore.)

Iris called for a 10 1/2 inch pie plate and mine is 9 1/2 so I bumped all the ingredients down just a tad. The prep work was simple and fast. All in all a delightful recipe I encourage you to go try.

Looking for More Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes?

Take a look at my book, The Wheat-Free Meat-Free Cookbook: 100 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes.

A sampling of the recipes included:
  • Breakfasts: Cinnamon Quinoa Muffins, Yeasted Waffles, Gooey Butter Cake,
  • Sides: Patatas Bravas, Pea and New Potato Salad, Braised Celery,
  • Mains: Corn Waffle Sandwiches, Enchiladas with Green Sauce, Pesto Asparagus Galette, and
  • Desserts: Blueberry Mango Crisp, Baklava Rolls, Amaretto Cake.

You can see the full recipe list on the Amazon page.


  1. Thanks so much Kalinda! I love how you described my recipes as not “OMG-beat-you-over-the-head healthy.” Totally awesome description! :) And the quiche is one of my favorite recipes even though I’m no longer doing eggs or cheese right now. It’s an easy enough recipe that I can whip it up when I have guests and then eat something else myself. Or have a tiny bite if I’m really dying for it… :/ I’ve also made it a few times by chopping up Rudi’s gf bread and putting that in the bottom instead of the sweet potato. That’s been a real hit with guests!

  2. No eggs and cheese! That would be tough. (Although I’d be much healthier without them.)

    And it’s not very hard to imagine why it’s such a hit. It was quite tasty. :)

  3. Kalinda,

    I’m a huge fan of Iris’ site and her cooking and baking. She does a terrific job with all her recipes!

    And you did a great job of portraying it here. I love this post, love your gorgeous photos, and wish I could eat cheese. :( If I could, I’d make this today!


  4. Thanks Gigi.

  5. This is so gorgeous. I love Iris’s blog – her recipes are great!

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