Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mini-Crustless Vegetable Quiche

There are three questions I often ask myself before making a recipe: Will it be portable? Will it be healthy? And, will it be tasty? The answer for this recipe is yes, yes and yes.

Mostly spinach, with just enough egg to hold them together, I feel like I'm starting my day off on a good note when I eat these for breakfast.

This recipe is adapted from one in the South Beach Diet cookbook. I snagged it from my parents (sorry Mom and Dad -- I'll get it back to you!) when I first began eating gluten free -- thinking it would have lots of recipes for me. It does, in a sense, but it's very dairy-heavy so I end up adapting many of them. Including this one:

Mini-Crustless Vegetable Quiche (gluten-free, dairy-free)

makes 12 quiche

2 whole eggs plus 3 egg whites 1 ten ounce package of frozen spinach, thawed with liquid squeezed out
1/2 of a small onion, chopped
a handful of mushrooms, chopped
1/2 teaspoon of salt, pepper, garlic powder & red pepper

Mix the egg together until combined. Add all of the other ingredients and pour into muffin tins (I have re-usable silicone ones that I love) and bake at 350 for twenty minutes.

The recipe for this is very basic, so feel free to substitute ham for mushrooms, add some cheese or some bell pepper.

Henry looks MEAN in this photo, but he's not. I caught him mid-yawn.


Aubree Cherie said...

Yum! I love Quiche and haven't eaten any in a long time because of the gluten and dairy that's normally a part of it. I bet you can't even tell the different though!

Becca said...

You have seriously made my life so easy with the recipes you post. They are so easy and delicious and just perfect for me. Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

I hear you, Aubree. I can't remember the last time -- before these -- that I had some quiche.

Thank you so much, Becca! I try to keep things as simple as possible :)

GFG said...

Great recipe Liz! I eat breakfast in my car every morning so I'm always looking for portable breakfast options! BTW - your dog is adorable!!

My Year Without said...

I'm just looking at your blog for the first time and LOVE all the pictures of your pooch, Henry. My favorite are the in-the-background pictures with food in the forefront. I've done this many times, myself with my mutt, Annie!

Look forward to looking more closely at whatcha got, especially recipes!

Jack said...

I recommend a food/Henry calendar next year (with embedded recipe). A great holiday gift!

Iris said...

Such a smart idea! Mini quiches were always my favorite party appetizers. I've been meaning to do something with the swiss chard and eggs I have in my fridge. This is the perfect idea!

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