Broccoli & Onion Quiche

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Ingredients

  • 1 frozen pie crust (or make one from scratch!)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

>>Preheat oven to 350°F.

1. In a large pot, toss the onion and broccoli in olive oil.  Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until softened.

2. Press ~1/2 cup cheese into the bottom of the crust. Put the broccoli and onions on top.

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3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk, and 1/2 cup cheese. Stir well, then pour over the broccoli and onions.

4. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top.

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5. Bake at 350°F until the quiche has set, around 50 minutes-1 hour.

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Pumpkin, Kale, Black Bean, and Gnocchi Stew

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I live in sunny southern California now, so winter isn’t quite like last year when I lived in central New Hampshire (too many -15° mornings for me!). When eating a bowl of this, I couldn’t help but think this would be the perfect meal for a snow day. It’s thick–the stew is somewhere in between a soup and a curry–and the smell of simmering pumpkin and cinnamon would be great after a trek in the snow.

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 package (approximately 17.6 oz) gnocchi
  • 2 15oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3 cups kale, ripped
  • salt and pepper, to taste

A couple notes: I normally try to make my meals low-sodium, but this stew really does taste better with salt. If you’re sensitive to spicy food, reduce the cayenne and chili powder to taste.

Directions

  1. In a large pot, stir together the pumpkin and milk. Cook until it reaches a boil.
  2. Add the gnocchi, black beans, chili powder, cinnamon, and cayenne, then return to a boil.IMG_0269
  3. Reduce to a simmer and cook for ten minutes.
  4. Add the kale and simmer until the kale is slightly wilted.
  5. Add salt and pepper, to taste.