Warning: this is absolutely delicious and you might want to go back for seconds!
So this past weekend I made a quiche for the second time ever. Why do I remember the first time I ever made a quiche you ask? Well because I have to say I was so intimidated by the idea I never thought I knew what I was doing enough to make one and also because I didn’t think I would like it. Let me preface this with the fact that I only started cooking about a year ago. Okay yes I “cooked” dinner before this, but it was always the same.. chicken, chicken or spaghetti.. or maybe chicken again? As much as David appreciated my effort in the kitchen, my cooking was bland and boring. And then something changed, you guessed it, this was right about the time I discovered Pinterest! It completely changed my world! I basically label my life events B.P. (Before Pinterest) and A.P. (After Pinterest). Dramatic I know, but I have to tell you I use Pinterest EVERY night when I cook. You see I discovered that there are amazing recipes out there of food that I never thought of making, ingredients I never thought of mixing together and a TON of ideas that have taught me even the basics of cooking. And so here I am about a year later feeling more comfortable in the kitchen than ever! I still have a long way to go, but I am actually able to whip something up and it taste good (this was NOT possible B.P.)! So thank you Pinterest, and most of all my husband thanks you Pinterest, for helping me be inspired in the kitchen!
Sorry I’m easily distracted…let’s get back to the Quiche! So here I was 6 months ago making my first quiche. It was a bit of a melting pot of whatever I had in my pantry (eggs, black beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, chocolate chips.. JK about the chocolate chips, I’m not that crazy And about an hour later, I was shocked! Not only did my first quiche ever, turn out delicious but it was actually easy. So moral of the story, don’t be afraid to try a new recipe or dish, you might suprise yourself. With that being said here’s my own melting pot of a recipe for my Chickpea & Kale Quiche.
-5 eggs (you could use more or less depending on how big of a dish your using
-9″ pie pan or any casserole dish
-Premade store crust OR Snixy Kitchen has a great whole wheat quiche crust I followed
– 1 can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
-3 BIG handfuls of Kale
-2 tomatoes diced
-5 small sweet peppers sliced
-1 spoonful of minced garlic
-any other veggies you choose (onions & mushrooms are also good)
– handful of shredded cheese (about half a cup)
So first you want to turn your oven to 350 degrees. Next spray your pie dish with Nonstick Spray place your crust in the dish.
On medium heat sautee your sweet peppers for about 5 minutes, just until they are soft. Next add your can of chickpeas, sautee for an additional 2 minutes. Then wash your Kale and tear / chop it into small peices. (Make sure you scrub away any sediment) Combine your kale with the other ingredients and lower your heat and cover for about 10 minutes. Just until your kale starts to wilt, Note: Kale WILL shrink down so don’t be afraid to add HEAPING handfuls… it will get smaller. In a seperate bowl crack your eggs and add your cheese. After your Kale, chickpea and pepper mixture is nice and soft, transfer it to the bowl of eggs. Mix all your ingredients together and then pour into your pie dish. Bake for 45 – 55 minutes depending on your oven, mine was done in about 45 minutes.
So there you have it, not too hard right?