I dreamt about these mushroom and spinach mini quiches and it worked! Any one else dream about food often? It might have something to do with being in lockdown though… I literally put this recipe together after waking up with every part of it on my mind.
Last week I did a 5-day juice fast. Let me tell you, it was an incredible week of detoxing, fasting, cleansing and connecting. I feel so good and I am still busy putting that lengthy blog post together for you. So, in the meantime, I’m here to share my celebration breakfast I created the morning after – these gorgeous quiches served with a fresh and crunchy green salad drizzled with a homemade dressing. I teleported to Greece for a moment.
The base of these mini quiches are delicious garlicky brown mushrooms, that have been (almost) dry fried in a large pan to get rid of most of the moisture. Because no-one wants a soggy quich-y. Get it? Haha. Apologies, the fast seems to have brought out more sillyness as well.
Next, I rinsed my baby spinach thoroughly and scrunched them dry in paper towel. I prefer using raw spinach as much as I can. The idea of wilting them doesn’t sit too well with me. I chopped the spinach and placed it on top of each mushroom base – the 2nd layer base layer. Then I added a layer of white cheddar cheese; yellow cheese is also fine but make sure it’s strong in flavour. And finally, I poured the egg-milk mixture evenly into each muffin hole and sprinkled it with finely grated parmesan cheese. They baked for about 18 minutes at 180 degrees and as a final touch I turned on my grill to brown the tops.
I had some wobbly, wet quiches in my lifetime already, and quite frankly, I didn’t like it. For me a quiche needs to be firm yet moist. I experienced such joy when I lifted these mini quiches out of each muffin hole without struggling. They are perfect for your kids’ lunchboxes…. wait, are the children going back to a school building any time soon?
As mentioned above, a quick green salad with a garlic infused balsamic and olive oil dressing was paired with these quiches for a morning of glory. I had a new appreciation for every single ingredient that went into this breakfast treat. And obviously this had to do with the fact that I haven’t eaten solid food for 5 full days prior to this, but I want to appreciate all my intake like this. Here’s to a new normal.
I really hope these mini quiches bless you as much as they did me.