*Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free

Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 9 large free range eggs
  • ¼ cup milk (I used full cream milk but unsweetened almond milk a good substitute)
  • Salt & Pepper and herbs as desired
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • About 10 medium mushrooms, halved & finely sliced
  • Fresh herbs – I used Thyme and Oregano from the garden
  • 250g pkt of frozen spinach steamed, squeezed dry & chopped roughly
  • ½ cup chopped red capsicums (peppers)
  • 4 slices lean middle bacon, diced and dry fried until crisp. (Optional)
  • 12 x 20g cubes of cheese (Optional. Gruyere is a great choice but tasty, mozzarella, feta, goats all will work well!)

Method:

  • In a large bowl or jug whisk your eggs together with the milk and season with salt & pepper and any herbs you want to use.  A stick mixer is a quick and easy way of doing this directly in the jug – less washing up! Pour mixture into a jug if you used a bowl for the whisking part. Set aside.
  • Fry onions with a bit of olive oil in a large fry pan.  When starting onions are to soften, add the mushrooms, capsicums and whatever other vegetables you like!) and brown.  Stir through spinach.
  • Fill each case with your vegie mixture.
  • Press a cube of cheese, and a few bits of bacon (if using) into each quiche.
  • Pour egg mixture into each case until it’s about 2/3 full.
  • Bake in a moderate oven for about 20 – 25 mins.
  • Enjoy hot or cold.

*Experiment with whatever vegetables are in season or needing to be used up in the fridge – reduce that shopping bill and your carbon footprint!  😉

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