Posted May 20, 2014
By Natural Vitality Living
The beauty of quiche is its versatility, making it an ideal recipe for families looking to eat a diet free of genetically modified ingredients. When selecting vegetables for quiche, source locally grown, organic or non-GMO labeled items. In this quiche, we used organic asparagus, organic leek and free-range eggs. Pure, simple, good.
3/4 cup coarsely chopped sweet Vidalia onion (Vidalia is a sweet onion variety)
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan rock salt or sea salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 1/4 cups roughly ground flaxseeds or milled flaxseeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, ground fine
1 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil
1 leek (white and light green parts only), halved and thinly sliced, then well washed
Coarse salt and ground pepper
8 asparagus spears, halved and thinly sliced
4 large eggs
3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
1/4 cup Natural Vitality Energy28
Pinch ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 225 degrees and lightly oil six 3-inch tart pans with a dab of coconut oil. Place each on a baking sheet and set aside. Add onion, garlic, oil, thyme, salt and pepper to the bowl of your food processor. Process until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and process until mixed through. Transfer mixture to each tart pan and mold into the pans, pressing up the edges. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. When finished, remove from the oven and set aside. Adjust oven to 350 degrees.
Meanwhile, heat coconut oil in a medium-sized frying pan on medium heat. Add leek, asparagus, salt and pepper and saute for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden. Remove from heat and set aside.
Whisk eggs, coconut milk, Energy28 and nutmeg in a small bowl.
Transfer cooked asparagus mixture to the cooked crust, then pour egg mixture over top. Cook in 350 degrees oven for 30 to 35 minutes until tops are lightly brown. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.
We recommend using local, organic and non-GMO ingredients whenever possible.
By Leanne Vogel, Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Expert, Healthful Pursuit
© 2014 Natural Vitality Living