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vegetable quiche

For quite some time, I’ve had an aversion to custard-like creations….until I found this quiche recipe. Essentially, the quiche has a higher ratio of ingredients to eggs. Which makes me a huge fan. It has a single layer of sliced sweet potato in lieu of a crust and the relatively thin egg mixture serves as an overlay.  It’s quite a simple recipe. And it’s easy to adjust the filling depending on what is in season. If you tolerate sheep’s feta, you can add 1/4 cup of that. It’s wonderful with or without it.  Pair it up with a side salad for lunch or for dinner. I’ve even had it for breakfast the next day….it’s inspired by a recipe from Chocolate and Zucchini.

1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup non-dairy milk
3 eggs, beaten
salt & pepper
1 sweet potato, sliced using a food processor fitted with the slicing attachment.
2 cups organic broccoli, stems removed and finely chopped
1 1/2 cup loosely packed organic crimini mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup organic leeks, chopped
2 tsp coconut oil

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Slice sweet potato in food processor (the goal here is to have uniform slices. This results in even cooking).
  3. Lightly grease both the bottom and sides of the quiche plate.  Spread out the pieces of sweet potato in a single layer, making sure that as much of the baking plate is covered and the pieces are touching one another.
  4. Mix milks and eggs in a bowl and whisk briskly for about 30 seconds. Crumble the cheese into the bowl. Set aside.
  5. Using about 2 tsp of coconut oil or sesame oil (higher smoking point than olive oil) gently saute the leeks, broccoli and mushrooms for about 4-5 minutes. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Transfer vegetables into prepared egg mixture and stir to coat the vegetables with eggs.
  7. Pour egg mixture over sweet potatoes and gently even it out with a spatula.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes. Then, turn the oven off and let quiche sit in the oven for additional 10 minutes (for eggs to set).
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