eggs and greens

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eggs

kale

eggs and greens are a match made on earth.

 

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I learned something new last week. A crustless quiche is one of the easiest, tastiest, most satisfying meals to throw together. And it’s equally suitable for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Pretty much perfect, right?

With springtime eggs and greens in abundance, this is an affordable, nourishing meal that even my not-so-egg-friendly man enjoyed quite a lot.

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My friend Amber‘s chickens have been laying on the regular again, and I’ve been so lucky to have received quite a few eggs from her recently. They are seriously the best eggs I have ever had, and I’ve had a lot of fresh eggs! Her chickens are no doubt happy, healthy girls.

Our garden doesn’t offer a whole lot this time of year, but we can always depend on kale. It loves the cooler weather and is super delicious and abundant right now.

 

On the day I made this quiche, we were even lucky enough to share this meal with my chicken keeping friend.

 

No-crust kale, cheese and mushroom quiche

2 Tbs of butter

1/2 – 2/3 large red onion

12 ounces kale, chopped

5 medium crimini mushrooms, chopped

7 fresh eggs

3 cups grated cheese (I used pepper jack)

1/4 tsp sea salt

fresh thyme and black pepper to taste

 

In a large sauce pan or skillet, sautée your onions in butter until soft, then add your kale. Sautée the kale until brilliant green and softened.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, beat your eggs.

Add grated cheese.

Add the onion and kale mixture.

Add chopped mushrooms, salt, thyme, pepper.

Combine well.

 

Pour the mixture into an oiled 10 inch pie pan.

Bake for about 30 minutes – until the eggs are set.

Let cool for 10-15 minutes.

 

This meal is even more delicious with toasted sourdough… recipe coming soon.

 

And just for fun, cuz I’m like that 🙂 whoever can first name the leafy plant coming into the top of the frame on the kale image above (2nd from top) – I will send you a gift! 🙂

Hope you all had a great weekend xo

 

Update: It’s an artichoke! I’ll be in touch soon, with those of you who guessed.

PS asonomagarden, your email doesn’t work so please get in touch if you’d like to receive your gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 Responses

  1. Deni

    Hi Abby! Your quiche looks delish! Will give it a try and your sourdough bread as well. I’m going to take a guess on the plant and say artichoke 🙂
    Happy Spring!
    Deni

  2. Heather Gale

    Just guessing but is it arugula? Love your beautiful photos and posts!

    Heather

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  3. Nicole

    Looks like an artichoke or something in the thistle family to me.

    Love this recipe by the way. Perfector spring!

  4. Denise

    I just made a crustless quiche recently – we are always in abundance of eggs. Eagerly waiting for the sourdough recipe 🙂

    • abby

      I think I might have seen it! I saw another crustless quiche pop up in an internet ramble the other day. It’s that time of year I guess.

  5. zumbida

    Mmmmm,mmmm! I loves me some eggs-n-greens! Our ducks are laying in fits and starts; I’ve been supplementing our garden kale with dandelion greens, nettles, and chickweed. O spring! My first thought for that plant is cardoon, second thought is mugwort.

  6. jodi

    Funny, I just finished eating eggs + spinach in my lunch 🙂 I too love that combo! I’m with zumbida, I think the plant is mugwort (artemesia).

  7. asonomagarden

    Oh that’s an artichoke! Ours are growing bigger and bigger too! I’ll have to try this recipe as we got 117 eggs in March! There’s only so many scrambled eggs a family can eat!

    • abby

      That’s a lot of eggs! I have read that quiche freezes well. Maybe a nice storage of frozen meals will come in handy for those busy summer days.

  8. Sally

    Your blog has spurred me to reserve a camping spot on a whim this weekend 🙂 I need the outdoors one last time before summer is over – and your blog was the push I needed to get myself out of the city. I will definitely be bringing this recipe along! Looks perfect for a morning in the woods.

    • abby

      I love hearing that! I have been scrambling to get my work done in hopes for one more camping trip before the weather really turns. Fingers crossed I’ll get there. Have a great time. Enjoy your eggs and greens 🙂

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