Sweet Potato Quiche Crust

Apr 19, 2016 by

Sweet Potato Quiche Crust, something different then a regular crust. This time with Sweet Potatoes. Not only tasty it’s actually healthier 🙂

Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 tsp canola oil
1 (5-ounce) bag baby spinach
1/2 Vidallia Sweet Onion
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne red pepper
4 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1.5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
 
Preparation:
 
1. Preheat the oven to 350°, then peel and slice sweet potatoes.  Coat a pie dish with cooking spray, then fill the bottom of the dish with layers of sweet potato slices. Cut the sweet potato rounds in half and fill around the edges of the pie dish; round side facing up. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn heat up to 375°.

2. For the filling, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and the sliced onion, cooked till caramelized then add the spinach; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir with a whisk.

Arrange spinach mixture in crust; pour egg mixture over spinach. Sprinkle with feta. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Let the quiche rest for 5 minutes.

 

 

Sweet Potato Quiche Crust
 
Sweet Potato Quiche Crust, something different then a regular crust. This time with Sweet Potatoes. Not only tasty it’s actually healthier ?
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag baby spinach
  • ½ Vidallia Sweet Onion
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne red pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1.5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°, then peel and slice sweet potatoes. Coat a pie dish with cooking spray, then fill the bottom of the dish with layers of sweet potato slices. Cut the sweet potato rounds in half and fill around the edges of the pie dish; round side facing up. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn heat up to 375°.
  2. For the filling, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and the sliced onion, cooked till caramelized then add the spinach; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir with a whisk.
  4. Arrange spinach mixture in crust; pour egg mixture over spinach. Sprinkle with feta. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Let the quiche rest for 5 minutes.
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Bok Choy

Aug 29, 2015 by

Bok Choy, also known as leafy Chinese cabbage, is one of the popular vegetable in mainland China, Philippines, Vietnam and other East-Asian regions. At the same time, this humble Brassica family leafy-vegetable has captured attention of the western world for its sweet, succulent nutritious leaves and stalks. Bok Choy is one of the popular very low calorie leafy vegetables. Nonetheless, it is a very rich source of many vital phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals and health-benefiting anti-oxidants.

Ingredients
  • 1 bunch of baby bok choy
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
Instructions
  1. Cut, wash and rinse the baby bok choy. On this picture I did cut out the core. With baby bok choy that is not really necessary, it’s totally up to you. I use my salad spinner to make the bok choy as dry as possible.
  2. Mince the garlic, add 2 tbsp olive oil to your hot wok or skillet. Cook for 30 seconds. Add the red pepper flakes. Make sure you don’t burn the garlic. Then add the baby bok choy. Stir Fry for about 1 min. Add the salt and the sweet soya sauce. Serve over rice and a sunny side up fried egg. Prick the egg yolk and mix with the bok choy.
Bok Choy
 
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Bok choy, also known as leafy Chinese cabbage, is one of the popular vegetable in mainland China, Philippines, Vietnam and other East-Asian regions. At the same time, this humble Brassica family leafy-vegetable has captured attention of the western world for its sweet, succulent nutritious leaves and stalks. Bok choy is one of the popular very low calorie leafy vegetables. Nonetheless, it is a very rich source of many vital phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals and health-benefiting anti-oxidants.
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Recipe type: Side Dish Vegetable
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch of baby bok choy
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
Instructions
  1. Cut, wash and rinse the baby bok choy. On this picture I did cut out the core. With baby bok choy that is not really necessary, it's totally up to you. I use my salad spinner to make the bok choy as dry as possible.
  2. Mince the garlic, add 2 tbsp olive oil to your hot wok or skillet. Cook for 30 seconds. Add the red pepper flakes. Make sure you don't burn the garlic. Then add the baby bok choy. Stir Fry for about 1 min. Add the salt and the sweet soya sauce. Serve over rice and a sunny side up fried egg. Prick the egg yolk and mix with the bok choy.
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Tomato Pie

May 22, 2015 by

Just in time for the season. If you like tomatoes like I do, you will love this tomato pie. In this tomato pie recipe I used Kumato tomatoes. It’s not necessary to use these tomatoes, any tomato will do.

Ingredients

  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry
  • 6 Kumato Tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 oz. Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ oz. fresh basil chiffonade
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small pan, sauté the onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until translucent, add the 1 tbsp mustard and set aside.
  2. Put the puffed pastry sheet in a pie dish.
  3. Layer in half of the sliced tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. If you don’t like a “juicy” pie, put you sliced tomatoes in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Set them aside for about 1 hours so the liquid can drain
  4. Spread the onion mixture over the tomatoes. Add the mozzarella cheese and half of the basil. Layer the remaining tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil and vinegar over the tomatoes, top with the remaining basil.
  5. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, 2 tbsp of olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the tomatoes.Bake 30 minutes, or until topping and crust are golden brown.
Tomato Pie
 
Just in time for the season. If you like tomatoes like I do, you will love this tomato pie. In this tomato pie recipe I used Kumato tomatoes. It's not necessary to use these tomatoes, any tomato will do.
Author:
Recipe type: Dinner/Side Dish
Cuisine: Universal
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry
  • 6 Kumato Tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 oz. Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ oz. fresh basil chiffonade
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small pan, sauté the onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until translucent, add the 1 tbsp mustard and set aside.
  2. Put the puffed pastry sheet in a pie dish. Layer in half of the sliced tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. If you don't like a "juicy" pie, put you sliced tomatoes in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Set them aside for about 1 hours so the liquid can drain. Spread the onion mixture over the tomatoes. Add the mozzarella cheese and half of the basil. Layer the remaining tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil and vinegar over the tomatoes, top with the remaining basil.
  3. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, 2 tbsp of olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the tomatoes.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, or until topping and crust are golden brown.
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Black Bean Burger

May 18, 2015 by

The first time I tasted a vegetarian burger was at Lenny’s. And I must say I didn’t miss the meat at all.  I actually liked it a lot. Not to say that I am becoming a vegetarian, I still like meat. I figured it can’t be to hard to make one, and here is my version of a Black Bean Burger.

Ingredients
  • 1 bag of dried black beans
  • 1 tbsp chicken base
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 (4 oz) can of chiles
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • ½ chopped onion
  • hamburger buns
  • mayo
  • tomato
  • pickles
  • lettuce
  • cheese of your choice
Instructions
  1. Rinse and wash the dried beans. Put them in your crock-pot, add 5 cups of water, 1 tbsp of chicken base and the package of seasoning what came with the dried beans. Cook on low for 12 hrs or high 6 hrs. After the beans are cooked I used 4 cups of the cooked beans. The rest you can use for something else like soup. If you don’t want to wait that long use 2 (14 oz) can black beans, but do rinse them
  2. Put the cooked beans in the food processor. Add to the smushed beans 1 egg, the breadcrumbs, chiles, cumin, chili, hot sauce and the chopped onion to the beans.
  3. Shape 6 patties, you can either grill them or fry them in a skillet. Remember you just have to brown them the beans are already cooked.
  4. Toast the hamburger buns, spread some mayo on the buns and top with the burger, cheese and the rest of toppings. You be surprised how good a vegetarian burger can be.

Black Bean Burger
 
First time I tasted a vegetarian burger was at Lenny's. And I must say I didn't miss the meat at all. I actually liked it a lot. I figured it can't be to hard to make one, and here is my version of a Black Bean Burger.
Author:
Recipe type: Dinner/Vegetarian
Cuisine: Universal
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 bag of dried black beans
  • 1 tbsp chicken base
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 (4 oz) can of chiles
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • ½ chopped onion
  • hamburger buns
  • mayo
  • tomato
  • pickles
  • lettuce
  • cheese of your choice
Instructions
  1. Rinse and wash the dried beans. Put them in your crock-pot, add 5 cups of water, 1 tbsp of chicken base and the package of seasoning what came with the dried beans. Cook on low for 12 hrs or high 6 hrs. After the beans are cooked I used 4 cups of the cooked beans. The rest you can use for something else like soup. If you don't want to wait that long use 2 (14 oz) can black beans, but do rinse them
  2. Put the cooked beans in the food processor. Add to the smushed beans 1 egg, the breadcrumbs, chiles, cumin, chili, hot sauce and the chopped onion to the beans.
  3. Shape 6 patties, you can either grill them or fry them in a skillet. Remember the beans are already cooked, you just have to brown them.
  4. Toast the hamburger buns, spread some mayo on the buns and top with the burger, cheese and the rest of toppings. You be surprised how good a vegetarian burger can be.

 

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