Quiche

Quick, easy and full of protein – Quiche is a wonderful meal. It is extremely easy, versatile and freezes well. This makes it a great item to make a head of time, freeze and eat on busy nights, which can be most nights after baby arrives! Here is my basic recipe for protein packed Quiche – just waiting for your personal touch.

Ingredients
1 pie crust unbaked – from scratch or store bought
2 cups rehydrated red lentils
1 – 2 cups veggies sliced or chopped – get creative! Mushrooms, asparagus pieces, peppers, spinach… its your call
3-4 handfuls of grated cheese such as mozzarella, cheddar, Colby or swiss
4-6 eggs
1/4 cup skim milk
Salt and pepper to taste

Place your unbaked pie shell on a cookie sheet. Layer the bottom with the rehydrated lentils. If using canned make sure you rinse and drain well. Cover lentils with cheese and veggies until they reach the top of the pie shell in an even layer.

In a cup or bowl mix eggs and milk with a touch of salt and pepper. Start with 4 eggs, add them to the pie crust if the level of liquid ingredients reaches the top of the crust stop here – if you need add 2 more eggs.

Cook in a 350 degree oven for 30 – 40 minutes or until egg has set all the way through. Serve  warm or allow to cool completely, place in an air tight container or freezer bag – remove the air and freeze. Thaw then heat to serve.

*** Update***
For those looking on tips to rehydrate lentils check out my posting on Simply Fresh: http://simplyfreshottawa.com/2010/03/29/dried-beans/

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One Comment to “Quiche”

  1. Jodi, your quiche looks AMAZING. Great idea on the lentils.

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