Basic Vegetable Quiche


From Swiss chard season (early summer) to winter squash season (late fall) this is always a hit at our pot-lucks. We have included two easy pastry recipes and have only tested this with homemade pastry in standard 9-inch glass or enamel pie plates. If you want to use commercial 9-inch frozen crusts, choose deep-dish and it will be just fine, but you may need to butter a custard cup or two to bake the excess filling because they are always smaller.
Makes 6 servings
Pastry for 9-inch single-crust pie, recipes follow
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped green or yellow onions
3 cups prepared vegetable, see Note
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon freshly milled black pepper
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups half-and-half or whole milk
1 1/2 cups shredded Jarlsberg, Swiss, or your favorite cheese
Prepare pie crust. On a floured board, roll out pastry to make an 11-inch round; fit into a standard 9-inch pie plate. Fold edge over and flute.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in prepared vegetable and cook until hot through, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in flour, salt, thyme, and black pepper. Beat eggs until frothy in a medium bowl; brush a little egg over the bottom of the pie crust. Beat the half-and-half into the remaining eggs. Layer half of the cheese, the vegetable mixture, and the remaining cheese into the pie crust. Pour the cream mixture over all.
Bake quiche until center appears set when pie plate is gently tapped, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside 5 minutes before cutting.
Note: Almost any vegetable or mixture of vegetables can be used in a quiche. If you are using asparagus, broccoli, celery, eggplant, fresh corn, bell peppers, summer squash, mushrooms, or zucchini, they should be sliced, added to the skillet raw, and sautéed with the onions. Carrots, green or yellow beans, peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, or winter squash should be parboiled and drained thoroughly before adding. Greens such as arugula, beet greens, collards, kale, mustard, spinach, Swiss chard, or turnip greens should be steamed, simmered or stir-fried until wilted, thoroughly drained, and coarsely chopped before adding.

Veg and Fruit Recipes from Reboot Program


Baked Zucchini with Tomatoes and Herbs

5 small Zucchini
4 Scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated
1 small Onion, chopped
2 Plum Tomatoes, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp. Celery Leaves (from inner stalks), chopped
4 Tbsp. Basil Leaves, chopped, plus extra for garnish
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. fresh ground Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Slice the zucchini in half crosswise. Cut each half
again lengthwise, and slice each of the halves into 4 equal, 1/2 inch pieces. They
should look like sticks.
In a bowl, mix together the zucchini sticks with the white parts of the scallions,
onion, tomatoes, celery leaves and basil. Mix in the olive oil, salt and pepper and
toss to combine.
Pour into a 3 quart baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Garnish with the sliced
green tops of the scallions and the extra chopped basil.
Makes 4 servings
Per serving:
Calories: 153
Protein: 1.5 g
Fiber: 1.5 g


Pumpkin Potato Bake

1 Sugar/Baking Pumpkin (when seasonal – can substitute canned out of season)
2 medium Sweet Potatoes
1 Tbsp Olive Oil,
Sea/Celtic Salt and Pepper to taste
Roast pumpkin (remove top and seeds – great for baking to save for after your Reboot)
Cut pumpkin into sections and place in baking dish flesh side down with water in the
pan. Roast in over at 450 for 45-60 minutes. Bake sweet potatoes next to pumpkin –
wash well and pierce with fork first.
Cut and remove flesh from potatoes and mix all ingredients in a bowl. Place into a
baking dish and return to oven at 350 to warm.
Calories: 402
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 8 g

 

Watermelon-Mint

4 cups Watermelon, diced
4 Mint leaves
1/4 cup Scallions diced (optional)
Place watermelon in bowl, top with mint leaves and scallions.
Calories: 48
Protein: 1 g
Fiber: 2.5 g

Rosemary and Lavender Baby Taters


Level:Intermediate      Servings:4    Cook Time:20 min.  Ready in:1 hr. 15 min

Ingredients:

1 pound mixed baby potatoes (Red Bliss, Viking Purple, Yukon Gold or Fingerling)
1 tablespoon good quality fruity olive oil
2 drops culinary grade rosemary essential oil (or 3/4 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary leaves)
3 drops culinary grade lavender essential oil
1 clove garlic
3/4 teaspoon sea salt for divided use
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon finely chopped flat leaf parsley

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Wash potatoes with cold water and dry on paper towels. Place on small baking sheet; set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, rosemary essential oil, and lavender essential oil; set aside.
Mince garlic well and sprinkle with a bit of the sea salt. Cream the garlic into a smooth paste by using the side of your chef’s knife and pressing the garlic against the cutting board; the salt will act as an abrasive.
Scrape up garlic and stir into the oil. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of the oil over the potatoes and season with remaining salt and pepper.
Toss potatoes on baking sheet until well coated. Roast in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
Remove from oven and toss with the remaining teaspoon of oil and finely chopped parsley before serving.

Another great recipe: Lentil Soup

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