RSS Feed

A Week of Meatless Meals!

Posted on

I’m really enjoying these meatless meals I’ve been coming up with lately so for this week, I’ll be posting a whole week of recipes instead of just on Friday.

Sweet Pea Quiche

Adapted from Niagara Cooks by Lynn Ogryzlo

Ingredients:

1/2 c. all purpose flour

1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp. thyme

1/2  tsp. rosemary

1/2 tsp. tarragon

1/2 tsp. basil (note: adjust the quantities of the herbs is using fresh herbs or according to taste – also it can be nice to sprinkle some of the fresh herbs over the quiche before baking)

pinch of salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1 egg

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen green peas

4 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup milk or heavy cream (for a lighter recipe, I have used skim milk successfully – you can also use evaporated skim milk and it will mimic the thickness of the cream a little better)

(note: when not eating meatless, the recipe originally called for 2 slices of bacon, diced and cooked, and I like to use diced and cookedpancetta instead)

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:  Combine the flour, cheese, herbs, and pinch of salt in a food processor until mixed well.  Add the butter and continue to process until the mixture resembles the texture of cornmeal.  Add the egg and process until a firm ball of dough forms.  Roll out the pastry and place in a quiche dish or springform pan (about 6 inches if a deep pan, 9 inches if shallower).  Prick the pastry with a fork and place in the refrigerator to chill it.  Sprinkle the peas over the chilled pastry base.  Whisk together the eggs, milk/cream, and seasonings and pour this over the peas in the pastry shell.  Cover with foil – loosely so that it has some ventilation in it – and place in a 400 degree F oven for 2o minutes.  After 20 minutes, remove the foil and continue to bake for another 25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.  Can be served warm or cold.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: