Compost Quiche

Compost quiche

I was at a loss at dinnertime.

I had nothing planned.

It was 6:15pm and were all walking in the door after a long day.

Sound familiar?

This was our family scenario the other night.

Oh, and I should add that we had little to no food in the fridge because I had been away.

So, what to do when you’re in a pinch and you don’t feel like rushing to the market or ordering in?

Make a quiche- a custard containing milk and eggs that’s poured into an open pie crust

Chances are you have eggs, milk and cheese in your fridge.

Lucky for me, I also had two frozen pie crusts in the freezer.  While Mom used to hand make her own crusts, I’m not at all ashamed to admit I used the premade frozen crusts. Plus, no thawing required. You can keep your crust frozen until you pop it in the oven!

I decided I’d make a “Compost” Quiche. I scavenged through the fridge and used whatever vegetables I had laying around in the crisper: half of a Vidalia onion, one head of broccoli, and zucchini.

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I quickly sautéed the veggies in a skillet for about five minutes, layered them on the bottom of the pie crust, layered it with shredded cheese and then poured the egg and milk mixture on top.

Thirty-five minutes later we were enjoying our tasty quiche with a side of homemade kale chips.

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The best part about the quiche is that it’s just as good served cold as it is hot. Therefor, we enjoyed leftovers the next morning for breakfast!

Remember, with “compost” quiche, you have free reign to add as many vegetables and measts you want!

Have fun.

 

Pur Water

Not quiet water in an aquarium, drops bubbles splashes

Two articles I wrote for Pur Water have just been published.

As you might have guessed, the main topic is WATER.

First and foremost, as we all hopefully know by now, drinking plenty of water is crucial for a healthy existence.

But, have you ever thought about the importance of water in the baking and cooking process?

To check out my latest article over on the Pur website where I provide an overview of the role water plays in the kitchen, click here!

 

My second article transports you to the dimly-lit relaxation room of your favorite spa except, you never have to leave the comforts of your own home.

Have you ever sipped some refreshing spa water?

My article deconstructs this soothing drink and provides you with myriad recipes to make your own simple spa water.

Thirsty?  Check it out here!

 

Vegetable-Packed Winter Comfort Soup

Vegetable-Packed Comfort Soup

Back by popular demand, we’re thrilled to have Serena, aka Seriously Soupy!

Serena started creating soups as a creative outlet for herself after her first daughter was born, which combined her passion for cooking with an interest in learning more about soups and soup making. She has given soup tours and taught soup classes and has a catalog of over 100 homemade soups. Twice a month you can find her here, at My Judy the Foodie, sharing her culinary wisdom and helping to demystify the world of soup.

Here’s what Serena has to say about her Vegetable-Packed Winter Comfort Soup:

This winter has been brutal. Sickness, colds, and generally discomfort have been the norm. As a mom of three, I recently had a bout of sniffles and a slight fever where I knew that I had to amp up the nutrients to prevent a full blown cold.

Using beans and tons of vegetables, I created a vitamin-rich soup that was comforting, super healthy, and really easy-to-prepare. With soup making, I try to focus on the flavor of the foods, so I used minimal herbs for this recipe. The flavor from the soup was contained within the richness of the vegetables alone.

This made for a delicious and healthy way to ward of my winter cold.

Hope you enjoy!

Artichoke Squares

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Last night I went to an Oscars viewing party and needed to bring a appetizer, one that appeals masses – kids and adults alike.  I turned to Mom’s no-fail Artichoke Squares because they’re tasty and filling and easy to make.

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My kids prepared the entire dish- -from the chopping to the mixing to the baking.  And, the finished product is quite flavorful, almost like an artichoke egg quiche.

We added an additional 10 minutes to Mom’s cook time and decided that next time around we would definitely sprinkle breadcrumbs over top the mixture before baking.  Otherwise, this recipe is flawless. The Artichoke Squares are a perfect addition to any breakfast, brunch or as an appetizer.

You Pick!

Enjoy.

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