May 8, 2013

Real Food - Quiche Recipe and what we're eating this week.

I'd always thought Frank and I ate pretty healthy. At least tried to. But after reading up a bunch on "Real Food" (this Real Food website got me started) I realized we weren't quite as healthy as I had hoped. I started really looking into the whole movement and even have a few books at home now on the topic that I am devouring at night, trying to learn as much as I can on the subject. When I went through my cupboard, I couldn't believe all the products that have ingredients that I don't even understand in them. I had blueberry muffin mixes that didn't actually even contain real blueberries! So ridiculous they can even advertise their products as blueberry muffins. So much sugar in EVERYTHING! So, we purged. And decided to plant a ton of veggies and fruits in our garden.

Broccoli just cut from our greenhouse.

My grocery bills have not gone up at all, and in fact went down. Although, I do find that we are having to go to the grocery more often to buy fresh produce. We aren't totally only eating real food at this point, but, we're doing a whole lot better and I'm having fun trying out new recipes. I have also been MUCH better at planning out our weekly menus.  So, I thought I'd share in our process of converting to a real food diet and some of the recipes we enjoy along the way, as well as our dinner menu for the week. I'd love to hear from you all if you have some great real food recipes to share or information out there for me on the topic!

May 6th to May 12 Menu
Monday - German Organic Pfefferwurst with Organic Broccoli and Potatoes
Tuesday - 2 Quiches. 1 Vegetarian and 1 with Nitrate Free Natural Bacon. Large Salad for a side (with carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, dill, cilantro, apple, cucumber in an olive oil/honey/sesame seed dressing chopped up super fine).
Wednesday - Leftovers (soccer game night and home late)
Thursday - Wild Caught Salmon (not sure how I'll prepare it yet), green beans, whole grain couscous. 
Friday - Homemade Pizza night! I'll prepare the crust Thursday night. 
Saturday - Chicken Shawarma Greek Pitas with fattoush
Sunday - Dinner out for Mothers Day 

Quiche Recipe
I used this recipe for super easy whole wheat crust. Turned out great! So easy!
Bacon Quiche:  I added organic whole milk, a various blend of cheeses (about 2 cups worth of cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella), 4 organic eggs, and crumbled nitrate free bacon.

Vegetarian Quiche: I added a blend of cheeses (2 Cups worth), 4 organic eggs, cooked organic broccoli I chopped up, and tomatoes chopped up. Salt and pepper and whatever other spices you love (cayenne, garlic, basil, you get the idea). You could do spinach, peppers, onions, etc.. So many veggies will work.

Here they are in my tiny German oven
I made three crusts since I thought it would be nice to have a good pie for dessert. I precooked the crust for 10 minutes at 400 degree, and then filled it up with a bunch (probably about 4 cups worth) of mixed berries (some were getting mushy in my fridge, the others are organic cascade farm frozen berries). No sugar needed! That white stuff you see is whole wheat white flour.

I'd always used Pillsbury Dough Pie Crusts in the past. I checked out the package ingredients and was not impressed and couldn't believe all the additives (see below). Not buying that ever again. The whole wheat crust only took me 5 minutes to make and was so much better tasting!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link and review of the whole wheat crust recipe. I dislike buying the pillbury crusts, but haven't found a quick and whole wheat alternative until now. Quiche is super popular with my kids, so it now in heavy rotation on the dinner menu.


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