Hi guys! It's so nice to hear [and read] that so many of you are fond of fish and you're not leaving me alone in this lonely fish-hating world (exaggeration much? :P), and if you haven't cooked tuna steak before, I highly suggest that you give it a go because it's so simple that it comes together in a flash! Literally. Only 10 minutes or less. Let's move on to Quiche now, shall we?!
Lately I've been craving Quiche like no other because my mind keeps going back to the good times that Sharon, Russ, Greg and I had during their stay in Cali. As mentioned before, they visited us for Greg's ordination a couple of weeks ago and of course, that means that lots of delicious food was consumed.
Mimi's Cafe's Broccoli Quiche.
It was to die for! Sharon is the head of her Red Hats Society group, and she tells me that every time they have a gathering someone will bring a mean Quiche. She was craving it when we went to Mimi's and let me have a bite. Okay okay I fess up...I had all the leftovers that she couldn't finish! :P But it was heavn'ly my friends...
After that incident at Mimi's Cafe, I was never the same again.
So yesterday I went ahead and made a healthier, low-fat, yet delicious version for Greg and myself. This recipe is supposed to be for one serving only; however, it can easily be doubled if you decide to make another serving at the last minute! That's what I did because I ended up making the second one later on.
Green Onion and Spinach Quiche for One *Low Fat & GF*
This recipe contains less "butter" or oil than the normal version of Quiche. I used Earth Balance for the fats, but you may certainly use regular butter if you so prefer. It is also packed with fiber from the oat-crust, all while being gluten-free depending on the brand of oats you use.
Makes 1 serving (can be easily doubled)
Ingredients for Crust:
- 1/3 C oat flour (I processed rolled oats in the Magic Bullet)
- 1/2 TBSP Earth Balance (or butter)
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 TBSP ice water (add more if needed)
Ingredients for Egg Filling:
- 1 whole egg
- 2 TBSP almond milk (or regular milk)
- 1/2 TBSP Earth Balance
- 1 TBSP grated cheese
- 1 stalk of green onion, cut about 2 in. length
- 1/2 C fresh or 1/4 C frozen spinach
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
- sprinkle salt+pepper
- 1/16 tsp paprika (or sprinkle)
- Preheat your oven to 375 F degrees. I used the toaster oven so I lowered it just a small notch. Grab a food processor and mix all of the crust ingredients. You may also mix it by hand if you prefer.
- As soon as it's mixed together, spray a medium ramekin or baking dish with oil. Put the crust mixture in the baking dish and press it down till it's roughly even on the bottom. Bake it for 6 minutes and take it out of the oven.
- Get a medium bowl and whisk the egg. Then add the almond milk and whisk it well. Now, you may add the cheese, green onion, spinach, onion powder, salt+pepper, and paprika. Stir it.
- In a small skillet, cook the spinach and green onion with the Earth Balance for 1-2 minutes. Then add it to the egg filling mixture. Pour it into the crust and bake for approximately 16-18 minutes. Let it cool and deflate, and bon appetit! :)
***Step #4 can be skipped altogether, but I find that cooking the greens in Earth Balance really brings out a rich and potent flavor. ***
Baking and waiting...And voila! C'est le Quiche d'épinards et de ciboule!
I'm not sure if it's because I enjoyed it so much and I kept wanting to eat, but I paired it with a side of yogurt. Perhaps it wasn't big enough! But it was very tasty regardless. Man. Now I really want to travel to France! Haha.
I hope you have a blessed day everyone!
Oh yeah, before I go...Lately, I've been trying to find a lot of encouragement through God's word. I hope it encourages you too.
"'And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.'" ~2 Corinthians 12:9~
Whether life is easy or tough at the moment, just know that God has a reason for every single thing! When we are weak, He can show His true power and love that He has for us.
Have you tried Quiche before? What's your fave?
Do you eat more savory or sweet breakfasts?
-I tend to go with sweet, but every now and then I love a good savory dish.
Do you have verses or quotes that you love because they encourage you?