I have been all about cauliflower lately.  I like it mashed, I like it turned into “rice”, I like it baked.  I’m not a big fan of it raw, but cooked cauliflower is ranking high on my veggie list these days.

The other morning, I was looking for some cauliflower inspired recipes to make for dinner this week and I came across this recipe. First, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a recipe I didn’t like on this blog, and second, OH. MY. HEAVENS!  This recipe had everything I love combined into one darling pie dish.  I HAD to make it.

So I did, but made just a few slight modifications.

 

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom, Kale and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Adapted from Closet Cooking 

Serves: 6-8

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 30 min 

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Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

For the Quiche:

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower 
  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 cup baby kale (or any other green)
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup milk or any non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk because it was all I had and it turned out just fine)
  • 4 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Prepare the quinoa.  Place quinoa and water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer.  Let it simmer covered for 15 minutes. 
  • Once quinoa is cooked, remove the lid and let it cool before adding the egg and cheese.  If it’s too hot, it will cook the egg.
  • Mix the crust ingredients and press into a 9 inch pie plate.
  • Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Remove and set aside.
  • Toss the cauliflower and mushrooms in 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Lay the veggies on a lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Lay the kale on the quinoa crust and top with cooled veggies.
  • In a bowl, mix the eggs, milk and salt and pepper.  Pour the egg mixture over the crust.
  • Top with crumbled goat cheese and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. I moved mine to the top rack for the last 5 minutes to brown a bit.

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This recipe was such a fun take on quiche.  I absolutely loved the quinoa crust.  The bottom got crispy and the middle was soft and pillowy so it was the perfect bed for eggs and veggies.  John had thirds of this one, so it is definitely a winner in our house.

Enjoy!

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7 Random Things on a Wednesday

by Lauren on March 25, 2015

1. Grayson is six months old today!  That’s half of a year.  I’m dying inside a little over this.  I’ll have a full update on the little squealer later (probably next week) but all I can say is he is one happy, happy, happy little baby right now. It is THE BEST!

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2. John and I went to Panera today to try the new broth bowls and boy was I surprised at how good they were.  I thought I’d like it, but I didn’t expect to love it! I got the Quinoa and Lentil Broth Bowl with Chicken and it rocked my world. It’s full of kale, peppers, and a ton of interesting spices.  Love love it!

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3. We’ve been grilling every single chance we get these days.  The weather is still bi-polar so one day we get a beautiful spring day and the next, it feels like January.  Ugh, I hate March!  Anyways, the grill comes out every time the sun does and last night we made grilled chicken in a peanut sauce marinade with grilled zucchini and mushrooms and cauliflower rice. It was everything!

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4. John and I have been doing afternoon coffee dates when we can.  Since we can’t really leave the house past 5:00pm with G’s sleep schedule, we try and get out during the day when he is off. Coffee dates are great because they are inexpensive, relaxing, and you can generally bring a baby into a coffee house, especially when your baby tries to drink the coffee.

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5. We are planning our first family trip in May and I’m stoked!  John is turning 30 and since we still can’t really leave the little one overnight yet (it’s hard when you’re breastfeeding), he decided he wanted to end his youth in the company of his two favorite people.  We are looking at doing a few days in Charlottesville for some hiking, wineries, and of course good eating.  It should be a blast but I admit I’m a little anxious over traveling with a baby.  I have a feeling we will need to bring two cars with all of the stuff I plan on bringing with us, you know, just in case.

6. I’m in love with the show, Fixer Upper on HGTV.  Actually, I’m in love with Jo’s sense of style.  I’ve honestly considered moving to Waco, Texas just so I can somehow apply to be on this show.

7. Every night John is working, I make the same salad for dinner.  Sweet potato, avocado, beets, goat cheese and roasted broccoli over spinach and kale.  I’m all about it.

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That’s it.

Until next time friends!

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