Taco salad for breakfast yesterday, eggs for dinner today.
Dinner for breakfast, breakfast for dinner. Someone must have set the clocks ahead 12 hours.
Tonight was a crustless quiche with spinach, mushrooms, red pepper and onions. Crustless quiche means no grains or refined carbohydrates, it saves you on calories too. I was pretty strict with my grain intake for a while after reading Deep Nutrition at the end of last year (i.e., eating very little grain) but I am eating more grains from time to time now.
All of this has very little to do with why this quiche was crustless tonight – a grain free meal was nice, but it was not my primary motivation for skipping the crust. Crustless quiche is just plain old easier.
(Crustless quiche is basically just an omelet in a pie pan.)
Crust or no crust, I’m still calling this quiche. Quiche is defined as eggs and cream. This is eggs and cream!
(Well, eggs and half and half and whole milk. Close enough.)
Crustless Spinach (and Mushroom and Red Pepper and Onion) Quiche
serves 4 – 6
2 Tbsp butter
1/3 c diced red pepper
1/3 c diced onion
3 – 4 mushrooms, chopped
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach
2 oz shredded asiago cheese
1/2 c half and half
1/2 c whole milk
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
Preheat oven to 350. Saute vegetables in butter until soft, adding spinach last.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs, stir in milk, half and half and spices.
Grease a 9 inch glass pie pan with butter (or olive oil). Transfer cooked vegetables to pan and spread evenly.
Top veggies with shredded cheese,
and slowly pour in egg and cream mixture. Carefully move unbaked quiche to the middle of the center rack of oven.
and then start picking up the mess any busy babies might have made while you were making dinner.
Bake for 30- 35 minutes or until eggs are set in center. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Dinner is served!
Crustless vegetable quiche and a simple tossed salad, Leafy Green Win! Asiago cheese is also A Salad Win, for the record.
Set the clocks ahead 12 hours, we’ll probably be having breakfast for dinner for breakfast tomorrow.