clean out your fridge – quiche!

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Planning out recipes for the week is a great way to minimize food waste and add structure to your busy week. Unfortunately it can also leave you with small amounts of a variety of ingredients. Fear not faithful followers we have a solution: quiche! Quiche is a blank canvas which pairs well with any ingredients you may have on hand and is sure to impress any of your lucky dinner guests. Simply add whatever cheese and veggies to our base and enjoy a little slice of heaven. Not only is quiche versatile with the ingredients you can use but it is also the perfect meal anytime of the day! Think hash browns, peppers and cheddar for breakfast, or a lunch quiche filled with broccoli, edamame and scallions glazed with soy sauce. The possibilities are endless so please share your favorite quiche recipes with us!

RECIPE
Crust
1 ¼ cup of flour
7 tablespoons of butter cut into squares
¼ teaspoon of salt
3-5 tablespoons of cold water

Quiche Base
5 eggs
1/8 cup of milk
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup of mix-ins (we used diced onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, chives and shredded mozzarella cheese)

DIRECTIONS
Add together the flour, butter, and salt for the crust. Mix in a medium bowl, don’t be afraid to use your hands. Mix in the water slowly until the crust starts to come together. It will be crumbly! Do not worry. Form into a ball, wrap, and place in fridge for 1 hour.

Remove from fridge. Roll out dough or alternatively press straight into a greased pan (we lined ours with parchment paper for easy cleaning but still spray the parchment paper). While assembling the rest of the quiche place the crust back into the fridge.

Pre-heat the oven to 350° F

While the crust is resting in the fridge, whisk together your quiche base for about a minute. You want the eggs to have a light, frothy texture.

Next, fold in your quiche mix-ins and make sure they are evenly distributed throughout the egg mixture.

Pour the egg mixture into the crust and bake for 30-35 minutes.

If you want to decorate the top with some whole vegetable slices press those on top 20 minutes into baking.

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