Quiche 1 Quiche 2

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Quiche 1 Quiche 2 makes me think of Thing 1 and Thing 2 in Cat in the Head Ya with me on that?

Ah, quiche. What a lovely meal! I've made vegan quiche, but I wanted to make a low fat non vegan quiche and it was a success. Every crust recipe called for butter and I refused to go there. I finally thought to look on Cooking Light's website and found this excellent crust. It's crispy and "buttery" without butter. You can really fill these quiches with whatever veggies are in your veggie drawer, crying to be used. In any case, make sure to cook you veggies first: it will keep the quiche's water content low and make it cook faster. I made one red pepper quiche and once I used half of the veggies, I added some spinach and made a spinach and red pepper quiche.

The crust recipe makes two crusts, so if you want to cut the recipe in half, you'll need to do it for both items. Serve this with a salad of greens, cucumber, grapes and pecans for dinner, eat it with ketchup for breakfast, or throw a little salsa on it for a sweet little lunch.

4 eggs
1 cup egg beaters
1/2 cup fat free half and half
1/2 cup fat free milk
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dill
1 large red pepper
1/2 yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
2 cups spinach
olive oil, for cooking

Prepare crust and set in pie plate. Set oven to 350.

Heat a skillet with some olive oil. Chop red peppers and onion and add to pan. Cook until translucent, getting soft. Chop garlic and add. In the meantime, whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add egg beaters and whisk. Then, add dairy products and whisk. Add the seasonings and whisk...again. Add half of the egg mixture to one quiche pie plate. Take half of the red pepper mix (mushrooms would be good in this too.) and stir into the pie plate filled with egg.
Next, saute the spinach in the reserved red pepper and onion mix. While the spinach cooks down, add the rest of the egg mix to the other pie plate. When the spinach wilts, add the mix to the second pie plate and stir.
Place the quiches in the even and cook for 30-35 minutes. Make sure the center is fully cooked.


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