iEat Green – Alicia Newton – Nourish My Soul

Alicia Newton is the Founder and Executive Director of Nourish My Soul where her passion for using healthy food to heal more than a body, but also mind and spirit is put to work in communities every day. Getting hands in the dirt and nurturing life can have a profound impact on reducing stress and anxiety, while cooking and sharing a meal with others feeds more than a body, but also a soul. Alicia believes in the strength and resilience of every community and brings a legacy of health, hope, and strength to the many communities she has worked in  – building school and community gardens, outdoor learning experiences, farmers markets, youth empowerment programs, culinary training, and community meals and food access programs.


Outside of Nourish My Soul, Alicia can be found enjoying time with her husband and four children (usually outside!) , running in the woods with her dog, laughing with friends until her stomach hurts, or sewing fun creations.

Vegan Broccoli Mushroom Quiche


Preheat oven to 425’ degrees

Makes 2 quiche


2 prepared Vegan pie shell

1 Block soft Tofu

1 cup coconut milk

½ t salt

1/8 t. white pepper

2 t. chopped garlic

½  t. turmeric

¼ t. nutmeg of nutmeg

1 t. dried oregano

1 t. dried basil

2 Tbs. fresh chopped parsley

1-2 Tbs. Dijon mustard

1 broccoli, cut into florets

1 onion, diced

10 baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced

2 cups fresh spinach

1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1 Tbs. mirin

1 Tbs. tamari

2 Tbs. ground flax seed

1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar

1 Tbs. water


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Soften 2 Tbs. of ground flax seed in 1 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar and 1 Tbs. water. Let sit for 10 minutes.

In the meantime, using a food processor, combine tofu, salt and pepper, nutritional yeast, garlic, and coconut milk. Pulse until smooth. Add apple cider vinegar and flax seed mixture. Blend again. In heavy sauté pan, sauté onions till translucent, add broccoli, cook for a few more minutes, add Portobello mushrooms, then add tomatoes  and spinach. Season with the mirin, tamari and parsley, and cook until soft and most of the liquid has evaporated. Drain vegetable to remove and remaining liquid. Spread 1-2 TBS. of mustard over entire bottom of pie shell, then add the sautéed vegetables. Pour tofu mixture over vegetables and mix lightly in pie shell. Bake for 15 minutes at 425’, then reduce temperature to 375’ and bake for 40 minutes more.