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Crustless Quiches

15 Dec

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I have to admit that I am a little strange, I don’t really like Omelet’s & typically I am not really a Quiche girl, but I love these Quiches!.

This quiche recipe combines all my favourites, bacon, cheese, zuchini and zesty fresh herbs. Not to mention its super easy to make & you can add in any vegetables or herbs that you have on hand. Sometimes mine have mushrooms, sometimes they don’t, it all depends whats in the fridge when the Quiche cravings hit.

I love making the muffin versions of these as they make perfect snacks for little hands & a yummy addition to any lunch box.

They are a perfect on-hand staple as they can be frozen & pulled out of the freezer to top up lunch boxes or as a quick dinner at anytime, that’s if you don’t eat them all!! I have to make a double batch to ensure that any of mine make it to the freezer 🙂

Crustless Quiches a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 2 zuchini’s
  • 4 large swiss brown mushrooms
  • 3 shallots
  • 4 rashes of bacon
  • 3 sprigs of oregano
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 1/2 c grated cheese
  • 2 c milk
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 c spelt flour
  • 3/4 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t himalayan salt
  • 1 t ground pepper

Grate your zuchini & place in a bowl, add chopped mushrooms, diced shallots & sliced bacon rashes. Pull off the leaves of your herbs & add them & your grated cheese to the bowl & stir well to combine.

In a jug mix the eggs, milk, spelt, baking powder, salt & pepper & whisk well to combine.

At this stage you can either mix your egg custard into your filling & scoop it into your dish or muffin pan, but I prefer to use a spoon & scoop in the vege mix to the top of each pan & then pour over the egg custard. This makes little quiches chockful of yummy goodness as opposed to little omelets (just my opinion).

Bake for 45 minutes at 180 degrees.

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Then enjoy zesty cheesy goodness & thank me 🙂

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Healthy Gluten Free Sugar Free Muesli bars

30 Oct

Finding healthy, grab & go snacks that my little one gets excited about can be a challenge at times. But not anymore – she loves these Muesli Bars.

Packing lunches & making sure I have healthy snacks for days out can be a chore, I get tired of continuously baking biscuits & muffins. I am often guilty of over-using natures fast food, but fortunately my daughter loves her fruit! But one can’t eat fruit alone!!

These Muesli Bars are a Mama’s best friend – they require no cooking, can be made with what ever grains, nuts, seeds & dried fruits you have on hand & they only take a few minutes to whip up.

I love them, because they keep for quite a while in an airtight jar in the cupboard & they freeze well – which means you have instant snacks on hand – no baking required 🙂

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Healthy Gluten Free Muesli Bars a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 1 c oats
  • 1/4 c desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 c quinoa flakes
  • 1/2 c dried apricots (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 c cashew nuts (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 c sunflower seeds
  • 2 t chia seeds
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 50gm unsalted butter

Combine the first eight ingredients in a bowl & set aside. Put the honey & butter into a saucepan & heat till gently boiling. The longer you boil it for the more caramelised & harder your muesli bars will be. I heat my honey syrup to soft ball stage & this gives me a slightly chewy muesli bar.

To test if your syrup is at soft ball stage, drop half a teaspoon of your syrup into a glass of cold water – if it balls up in the water then its ready.

Pour your syrup into your bowl of dry ingredients & stir well to combine. Pour your mix into a lightly greased pan & press down well. Leave to set for a few hours in the refrigerator.

Once your muesli bar is set cut it into squares or bars & store in an airtight jar or freeze them ready to pull them out.

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Enjoy

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