Thursday, May 6, 2010

Crustless Spring Quiche

Here's a great quiche recipe that will utilize the wild leeks (ramps) that are in season right now, as well as asparagus. You can also use local free range organic eggs and raw milk cheese made from grass fed cow milk sold at Mildred's Meadows to make this dish with almost all local ingredients.

1 bunch wild leeks (cut off greens halfway down & freeze for use in stock), washed and sliced thin
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese of your choice (sharp cheeses taste best)
4 eggs
1 lb soft tofu (or if you prefer the traditional quiche recipe, 2 cups heavy cream. Yeah, I didn't think so)
1/2 lb asparagus, washed and cut into spears
olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
dash cayenne pepper

In a medium frying pan heat 2 tsp olive oil and cook leeks until soft. Add asparagus and cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
In a blender or food processor mix together eggs and tofu until smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl and mix in the shredded cheese. Add the cooled vegetables and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper and pour into a glass pie dish coated with olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


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With a degree in Restaurant Managment and Nutrition and a background in and love of the culinary arts, Jess is able to whip up delicious yet nutritious meals. She gardens extensively and uses what she grows to feed her family not only during the summer and fall but throughout the winter and spring by preserving and freezing the fresh produce. She is committed to growing, buying, and eating as much local food as possible. She started this blog to spread information about eating locally and its benefits. She also wanted to have a forum to share the recipes she uses and the stories she writes. She would love the opportunity to be able to share this knowledge to increase the amount of people using local and organic products.
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