Easy Broccoli Quiche

I don’t even want to think about it yet, but the holiday season is upon us – if the commercials on TV are to be believed, anyway :) Soon, we’ll be planning parties and RSVPing to things, and one of them is bound to be a potluck.

Here’s Ridiculously Easy but Very Impressive (aka REVI) recipe, one that is so easy your friends won’t believe it when you tell them how you made it after serving it to them at a potluck brunch.  It’s also vegetarian.

Easy Broccoli Quiche – serves 4 hungry people or makes 8-12 potluck brunch slices

From allrecipes.com

2 tablespoons butter

1 onion, minced

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 cups chopped fresh broccoli – gotta be fresh, frozen makes it watery.

1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese

4 eggs, well beaten

1 1/2 cups milk

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon butter, melted (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F

Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions, garlic and broccoli. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft.

Meanwhile, press 1 cup of the shredded cheese into the pie crust to keep it from getting too soggy.

Spoon vegetables into crust.

Combine eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in melted butter, if using.

Pour egg mixture over vegetables and top with the other ½ cup of cheese.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until center has set.

Let’s make a meal – plan!

The one item in your budget that you probably have the most control over is your grocery bill. Too many people spend way too much on groceries… period.

If saving money is a priority for your family then your groceries should be a top priority! Believe it or not, The Magic Fridge offers several options that will save you both time and money.

Less Stress
It’s 6 o’clock, your family is hungry, tired, complaining and you have no idea what’s for dinner. Trying to come up with something to cook at the last minute a whole lot of fun. Dinner will be much more relaxed when you don’t have to stress about it.

Quality Time
Dinner time use to be the time for families to gather and share news and experiences of the day. Parents and children can pay some needed undivided attention to each other. Make dinner a daily family tradition, again.

Eat Healthier
Cut down on the fast food and enjoy a home-cooked meal. Home-cooked meals tend to be much healthier than hamburgers with fries, fried chicken or pizza. When you plan your meals, you tend to include healthier alternative such as chicken breast, salads and vegetables.

Help End Breast Cancer while you eat!

On Sunday October 3rd, 2010 thousands of united hearts will walk side by side, connected by the common goal of ending breast cancer and improving those affected by the disease worldwide.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women and although its causes are still unknown
the National Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet related.
Emerging new research clearly shows us that food and lifestyle choices can make an incredible difference in lowering a person’s risk of breast cancer. This means that now, perhaps more than ever, we can each choose to proactively fight now against breast cancer.

Here are three must-have anti cancer recipes that just happen to be tasty as well.

Broiled Salmon with Balsamic Raisin Syrup and Sauteed Garlic Greens
Inspired by a recipe from The Fitness Kitchen cookbook by Shelly Sinton, the balsamic syrup succulently enhances the presentation as well as the flavor of this omega-3 rich dish. The sautéed greens add color, hearty flavor and a delicious dose of antioxidants and other cancer-combatting phytonutrients.

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Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew
The sweet potatoes are rich in cancer-fighting beta-carotene and other phytonutrients and lentils are packed with fiber. Colorful and delicious, this meal also makes an excellent lunch.

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Pumpkin Oat Pancakes with Orange Yogurt Sauce
Low in calories and high in fiber, pumpkin turns ordinary pancakes into an extraordinary healthy breakfast! These pancakes will give you a satisfying morning meal all while fighting cancer!

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Pumpkin Oat Pancakes with Orange Yogurt Sauce

It is estimated that this year, 250,000 new cases of breast cancer (invasive and in situ) will be diagnosed among women in the United States.

Diet is crucial in protecting you against breast cancer.

Pumpkin Oat Pancakes with Orange Yogurt Sauce

For the pancakes:
1-1/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons freshly ground flax meal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-1/4 cups solid pack pumpkin
3 eggs (or 6 egg whites)
1 cup low-fat milk (try almond or rice milk for a change)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Canola oil

For the sauce:
1 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon minced orange zest
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. To make oat flour, place rolled oats in a food processor and pulse until ground. Add oat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, flax meal, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice
  2. to a large bowl and whisk to combine.

  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, eggs, milk and vanilla until well-blended. Add wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to combine.
  4. Preheat skillet or griddle to medium-high heat and brush with canola oil. Pour 1/4-cup batter on griddle and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until edges of pancake have set and bubbles on top of the pancake burst. Flip and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes or until second side is lightly browned. Repeat with remaining batter.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients. Serve pancakes warm drizzled with sauce. Garnish with extra walnuts, if desired. Enjoy with a side of fresh orange or cantaloupe slices.