Monday, July 19, 2010

Zucchini Quiche

Hi. This is getting very bad. Over a month..please forgive me. I finally ended the school year June 30th. So for some time now I have been enjoying my summer vacation. Then about a week into my vacation we started ripping down our kitchen. The husband and me and talked about redoing the kitchen ever since we bought the house two years ago. We were finally able to do it and I could not be happier. In all the apartments/houses we lived in I have never had sooo much cabinet space or counter top space. Oddly enough, we started tearing everything down on our anniversary. My in-laws took the Jakester for the night and that's what we did, tore down the kitchen. OOOOH how romantic. Then we went camping with my mom and her BF in New Jersey. The husband and I went to a few little towns where there were antique shoppes and stores. It was awesome, my mom kept Jake for the afternoon and we just took advantage of the time together. I found awesome chairs for the kitchen table for 20.00 dollars. It was a huge deal because I found Amish made chairs just like them in store in PA BUT for a few hundred dollars more. I was so excited I didn't even bargain the guy down. And if you have ever been to a yard sale with me, YOU know that's just not my style. Another awesome thing I did was a have a mini cooking day with my Jessica. Yes Jess, you are MY Jess :) you! We did try some awesome recipes and some interesting ones. I am going to post them and give you the results of what I thought. Also this morning I made a Zucchini Quiche which turned out great! This time of year I am always looking ways to do with the zucchini people give me or I buy. This recipe is very light and flavorful and I will totally make it again. As I am on a mission to eat 'Clean' please know that this is not clean at all. It has Bisquick in it and veg. oil. I would have used olive oil but didn't have nearly enough. So next time I will use olive oil but the Bisquick, I'm not sure I will ever give that stuff up. Sometimes it just makes a recipe. :)
First Up-from a biggest loser cookbook (FREE-just sayin)
Spinach and Feta Brown Rice1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1 cup brown rice
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
3 TB feta cheese
salt/pepper to taste
Cook rice. Lightly mist skillet with olive oil. Add onion and garlic to pan. Stirring occasionally for 4 to 6 mins over medium heat, until tender. Do not let the onions turn brown. Add rice and spinach. cook until the spinach is completely wilted. Stir in the cheese and season with salt/pepper. Serve immediately.
Jess and I loved this! We made two batches because we downed the first one in a few seconds.
It makes two 1/2 cup servings. And took a few minutes to put together. DEF. saving this for the recipe box.
Next up-
Potato Balls
2-3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 small onion-chopped fine
1 egg
1 1/2 cup shredded cheese(used Colby)
crushed corn flakes(used special K)
Heat the potatoes until slightly warm. Add onion, egg, and cheese. Makes balls out of mixture. Then roll balls in the crushed corn flakes. Place balls on a cookie sheet. Then make small well in the middle of the ball and add butter. Bake at 350 for 15-20 mins. Until the ball is heated thru and cheese is melted.
These also were amazing. Seriously. What else is there to say carbs, cheese, and butter.
1 avocado(skin off and pit removed)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 water
3 heaping TB of cocoa
3 TB Honey(she called for 12 chopped dates)

Put all into a blender and blend the heck out of it. Until you get a creamy, mousse like look and feel. I found this off a website called Consuming Raw.
This recipe was good. It was very rich and you would never know it was avocado. I am not sure I would make it again. But if you are working towards a clean was of eating and need chocolate this would work. I would give it 4 stars.
Fourth up-
Black Bean Brownies.
We in the blog world have seen this recipe over and over. Jess and me needed to know what the fuss was all about. I do not have the recipe we used but because you can google it, I am not worried. My word of advice to you would be WAIT FOR THEM TO COOL BEFORE CONSUMING. We of course ate them right out of the oven so I could still feel that "bean texture" They weren't bad but after I got home and they cooled down. I ate them again and again, and again. So if you are on a gluten free diet or looking for a healthy way to eat your brownies, these would work. Just wait for them to cool.. I didn't try but I am pretty sure I could have passed them off on the Husband after they cooled. So in the end they were good and I didn't feel guilty after I ate them.
Now for the recipe that is the title of this post. I made this today for the weekly gathering at my mom's. I am really trying to cook new recipes because I have enough printed ones from blog sites and enough cookbooks to feed the world until Dooms Day. So this is from a cookbook I got at a yard sale, of course.

Zucchini Quiche
3 cups unprepared zucchini, grated
1 cup Bisquick
1/2 tsp Lawry's seasoned salt
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp oregano
2 cups grated moz. cheese
2 T snipped parsley(used dried)
1/2 cup veg. oil
4 eggs, slightly beaten
pepper and salt to taste
Heat oven to 350. Grease a 9 by 13 pan. Mix all ingredients in a bowl then spread in pan. bake until golden brown about 25 minutes. cut into squares and serve warm or cold. This was awesome. tired some before I went to my mom's and now I can't wait to eat it for dinner.

Enjoy and see you before a month is out!
linked up to Tasty Tuesday


  1. Ooohh...I want to try the Biggest Loser rice recipe. Looks good!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today...

    BTW, LOVE your blog name! :)

  2. Fun and crazy recipes! Chocomolay! Never heard of such a thing, but I do have my first zucchini and the quiche sounds delish. Thanks for visiting.

  3. I'll have to try this, it looks so yummy!

  4. I LOVE THE NAME OF YOUR BLOG! I will definitely try the brown rice, spinach and feta. I'm all about quick and simple. Not sure about the chocomoly...?

  5. Yes! Black bean Brownies do need to cool! I find they taste the best the next day after sitting in the fridge! Your recipe sounds very similar to mine for the avacado spread!

  6. The black bean brownies sound terrific. Thanks for the reminder! I would love for you to join me for this week's edition of What's On the Menu Wednesday. Mister Linky is up and ready for you.

  7. I'm always at a loss with zucchini. Thanks for the inspiration. Sounds yummy. So glad you linked up with tasty tuesdays. Feel free to share any other great ideas anytime.


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