Healthy Veggie Quiche – A very light and thermomix (or not) recipe
Healthy monday is back. The end of scholo year was a nightmare. So many things to do! But I’m back with my healthy program for you!
It’s summer here! Yeah! We have 37/38 ° C woooooo! So we need here some fresh, light meals. I had some veggies and eggs in the fridge. I didn’t know what to do with them until I thought to change a bit my quiche recipe into a lighter one. More suitable for the weather! As it was so hot, we ate that quiche cool. Just from the fridge. And it wasn’t bad at all!
I know it’s spring here! But a warm filling soup is always good for rainy evenings!
I suggest today a totally veggie soup but still really filling and full of vegetarian proteins.
There are a lot of Minestrone soup recipes. Each italian family has its own recipe. The idea is to mix vegetables cut in dices, tiny soup pastas, and of course a mix of pulses (I bought mine in a packet at my organic food store: chickpeas, lentils, peas, beans…).
I was really happy to work with Katia, a very nice lady who asked me to write a post about my gastronomical adventures during my travels.
You can find this post here. (Sorry it’s in french!)
It was a real pleasure to write this post because it shows exactly how I get inspired in my recipes creation during my international holidays. To discover new countries and new food, nice restaurants… That’s my lovely passion!
So I want to share with you today this recipe for my Healthy Monday series. It was inspirated by Yotam and his fabulous book: « Plenty ».
To start the week with healthy and filling food, have a try with this recipe. I was totally inspired by Zamamabakes. I discovered her blog recently and totally felt in love with all the yummy recipes. She created rice slice. So funky! Rice slice! I mixed her idea with my original way of cooking rice and veggie plate. So it became something in between that we call here in France a « gratin ».
I started with the low heat method of baking rice and veggie. Remember you have to make the water boils and once it’s boiling you just put the heat to minimum position. And put the cover on the pan without taking it over while it’s cooking.
I didn’t add bacon because i wanted it light and meatless. I added a mix of 3 eggs and 1/2 cup soya milk.
I didn’t have enough brown rice so i made a mix with white rice, brown rice, spelt, coral lentil.
In this so cold winter time, i suggest another soup recipe. Something very easy, thermomixable and really filling. Pumpkins are the best in winter!
Ok you may say, boring another pumpkin recipe soup! Yet, i fancied up by enriching it adding, coral lens, chestnut, and a spoon of oat flakes. I got this tip from my friend Saveursetastuces. Add a spoon or two of oat flakes in soups to enrich them, give them consistency. Here we go?
Put everything in the themy except sesame seeds and soya milk.
min, speed 2, 90°C
Mix at Speed 10 for 15 sec
Add soya milk and that's it!
You could try with another veggie milk, must be also good with rice milk or almond milk. Spice it up as you like. If you don’t have the magical thermomix, don’t worry just mix well all the ingredients after cooking them.
It’s another veggie recipe. So it’s perfect for my healthy mondays posts!
What i like very much about that recipe is that my kids loved the quinoa patties and they usually don’t eat quinoa at all. The other thing that i liked so much is that it’s very adaptable and you can flavor them as you want, as you can, following season vegetables.
In the original recipe, they are pesto flavored. Of course as always, i’m missing some ingredients. So i decided to try 2 different flavors: mustard and tomato puree.
Add the egg, bread crushed, shalott, flour, salt and pepper.
Separate in two parts in two bowls.
Add mustard in one of the part and tomato in the other.
With a tbs or your hands make some balls.
Put some flour to keep them to attach too much.
And fried them in olive oil.
You could add spices and herbs of course. I didn’t, because i wanted my children to eat that! And they are that kind of kids you know… picky! It also can be transformed easily in a gluten free recipe using rice flour for exemple.
Enjoy the good and healthy food! While waiting for the sweet cakes recipes!
For my first healthy monday post, i suggest this delicious veggie quiche.
You could even turn it into a vegan one.
I used carrots and potatoes. No beet-root. The purple color is the color of an ancient variety of carrot: purple carrot! Isnt’it nice? Kids almost thought it was raspberry!
The paste is totally vegan. I made it flat. I added the grated vegetables on it and pour the sauce. It’s really 5 minutes to make and 30 min to bake so a very easy recipe when you have to check homeworks, give bath and all that jazz!