I have never been a low carb girl. I am not now a low-carb girl. I will never be a low carb girl.
That being said, here is a collection of some great tarts,quiches, pasties and anything else that involves carbs stuffed with veggies and, hopefully, more carbs!
The tortilla adds a delicious crunchy shell and it smells so good while it is cooking. I actually made up this recipe from items in my kitchen and couldn't believe how wonderful it tasted! It is now a hit in my family and so EASY to make. Please rate and give feedback.
Update: Since I first made this five years ago, we still enjoy this at least once a month. I have found that I can alternate the ingredients to use up items I have in the fridge. I have used mushrooms, sauteed onions, cherry tomatoes and even feta cheese instead of cheddar cheese. And it always comes out fantastic. I have also found that there are times I need to use more or less eggs depending on the ingredients. Also, a glass pie pan is so much better than a metal as it toasts the tortilla just right. Such an easy recipe with gourmet taste!
I should start by saying, “I hate ratatouille”. I’ve always had an over-cooked stew of forgettable vegetables. But when I saw this in Cuisine at Home, I had to try it. Modified to use purchased pastry crust – if you prefer, make your own. I tweaked vege ratio slightly to suit our tastes. It looks more complicated than it is. Once the veges are prepped, it comes together quickly. Try it for a show-stopping vege side at a barbeque, or an elegant vegetarian main dish. Try to choose squash of similar diameters, and slice peppers and onion to similar size.
A meatless main course or delicious side. Or cut in smaller slices as an appetizer. Uses humble, button mushrooms. Looks tricky, but is very simple once you have the veggies sliced. Depending on your cheese, you may want to use a different herb than basil. Note: do not try to substitute frozen spinach for fresh - it will be too wet, and make your tart soggy.
This is an impressive looking quiche that's easy to personalise to your own tastes. You may like to try red peppers instead of the tomato, add a few mushrooms, maybe some asparagus...you get the idea! I served this with a nice salad, a vegetable side dish and a cheese plate for a nice summer meal.
We've got a new local dairy (in such a small country, local also means national), that makes some of the best cheeses (and soy milk and soy puddings). This recipe really showcases their ricotta and feta cheeses. This is a great vegetarian dish to serve, we usually have some kind of variation after the Yom Kippur fast day. I also like to add some za'atar in with the oregano.
I alwaysmake this for brunch parties, and everybody seems to love it. I get a lot of requests for the recipe, so now I can give my friends & family the RZ link. I use a frozen pie crust to keep it easy, but it would be even better with your favorite home-made pie crust. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
A very easy quiche, that you can "muck around" with. Great way to use up any withering veggies or cold meat, or even cheese, in the fridge or freezer.
Great for lunch, brunch, dinner, a snack after school, even breakfast!!!
My daughter got this recipe while teaching in Wallumbilla, everyone there wanted to feed her, she had a great time!!!
Perfect recipe for using up leftovers! If you have eggs, milk, rice and cheese, you can practically clean out your fridge right into your quiche pan. Sometimes I even add some leftover meat. It can be served fresh hot or cold or freeze it for a quick, easy meal during the week!
I saw these on a Thanksgiving episode of Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee and I thought that I would try to make them to take over to my In-Laws for our Thanksgiving dinner. They were so easy and so delicious! My Father In-Law kept raving about them all night!
Whipping up this savory pie is a cinch when you keep frozen puff pastry on hand. Remember to use a very sharp knife to cut the pastry - if the edges of the dough are pressed together, it won't rise evenly.
I have a small cookbook from BHG that has favorite recipes from 1930 til 2001. This recipe caught my eye. I have just started to make quiche and this seems like a good starter recipe. It also seems like you also could use bacon, sausage, or shrimp for the meat.
I got this recipe a few years back on mrbreakfast.com and have been making it since. The recipe makes two pies so I will often freeze one for later or take one to work with me. I have reduced the amount of cheese considerably and also mix up the recipe a bit by using whatever I have on hand. Serving size is for one quarter of a pie. Enjoy!
This is a wonderful simple recipe to use up your garden-ripe tomatoes and fresh basil, taken from one of her most popular cookbooks "Paula Deen's Kitchen Classics" prep time does not include preparing and baking the pie crust