Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spinach Mushroom and Ham Quiche on Wheat Crust



Tonight I was wanting to fix something good by using the ingredients that I already had in the kitchen. How many times do we do that? Winking smile  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do it with the ingredients I had. I was in the middle of chopping all the veggies and noticed that my onion had gone bad. So I had to make a quick trip to Walmart. Good thing it’s just down the street!


I decide to go with an easy wheat crust that my lovely coworker Lacey gave me. It just has a few ingredients and its easy and healthy.

Here are the ingredients


Notice the  garlic grape seed oil?


I love every opportunity to use this. I pick this up back when Kyle and I visited the wineries in Altus.  I use it sparingly because it’s very strong but it adds so much flavor!


Mix together all your crust ingredients and shape in pie dish


It’s not going to look very pretty because it’s very crumbly.  This was the best I could do.

Bake your crust in 400 degree oven for 8 min.

While your crust is cooking chop your veggies and mix together your filling.  I sautéed onion and mushrooms together in a little olive oil.


When the onions were just about caramelized I added 2 handfuls of fresh spinach


Mix together 3 eggs, 1 cup of milk and season with salt and pepper.


Once your veggies are done mix into egg mixture with your ham and cheese.


Do you notice something missing? I forgot to add the cheese so I added it once I already poured it into the pie shell. Accidents happen. Winking smile



Wheat Crust

1 cup of whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon of sugar

3/4 teaspoon of salt

5 Tablespoons of Olive Oil (I used 1/2 grape seed oil)

2 Tablespoon Milk

Bake 400 degrees for 8min



1 cup of cheese of your choice

1 cup Milk

1/2 cup chopped ham

2 handfuls of fresh spinach

1/2 of a medium onion

3 eggs

1 cup of chopped mushrooms


Sauté onion and mushroom in a sauce pan with a splash of olive oil. When just about caramelized add spinach. Meanwhile mix together eggs and milk mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Once veggies are done, add to egg mixture with ham and cheese. Pour into pie shell. Cook at 400 degrees for 40 min.