Mini Asparagus Quiche

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I’m a little lonely.  My brother- and sister-in-law and little niece are visiting from Washington DC, but they’re (plus the Husband) are all staying on the coast with my in-laws.  I’m stuck in Orlando (I have to work tomorrow) and it sucks!

 

I tried to chase away the blues with a yummy mid-afternoon snack — a Cool Cup, a special vegan treat that I’ll review sometime next week!

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Dinner was pretty fab!  I’ve been trying to expand my vegetarian protein options, so I made a mini quiche.

 

Mini Asparagus Quiche (serves 2)

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Ingredients:

 

  • 4 eggs
  • 8 asparagus heads, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 2 oz (or about 1/2 cup) of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon green pepper

 

Directions:

 

  • Mix everything together.
  • Bake at 375 in a greased mini casserole dished for 45 minutes.
  • Let stand for five minutes and enjoy!

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I ate half and really enjoyed it.  The chickpeas added a nice crunch to the quiche.

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And for dessert, I drank my daily dose of greens in Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Chocolate, which I mixed with 1 cup unsweet almond breeze:

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Healthy AND chocolatey?! I can’t believe how yummy it is!

 

I’m going to go curl up with a good book (or the soothing glow of my TV) and relax.  :)  I’ll give Maggie and James a good hug if I get too lonely!

 

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{ 21 comments }

 

  • Anna May 22, 2009, 5:50 pm

    Oh no, don’t get too lonely! At least you have some delicious quiche and yummy greens.

  • K from ksgoodeats May 22, 2009, 5:56 pm

    That quiche sounds fantastic! Thanks for the recipe šŸ™‚

    Definitely cuddle with the puppers!!

  • Catch Me If You Can May 22, 2009, 5:59 pm

    Aww! Don’t the bosses know it’s a 3 day weekend? Puppies are good company though (they don’t talk back! lol). Another good recipe I maybe trying out.

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance) May 22, 2009, 6:16 pm

    cute quiche!

  • Stephanie May 22, 2009, 6:19 pm

    Hi Caitlin!! So excited to hear more about blog summit soon (hopefully!!?)

    I hope you don’t mind. I posted the “Fat Talk” video on my blog šŸ™‚

    Steph

  • NYgirl@heart May 22, 2009, 6:21 pm

    Boo! Being home alone sucks!
    Your quiche looks really good..and I love the new photo you added! Try to enjoy your night!

  • Brandi May 22, 2009, 6:21 pm

    your quiche looks great! enjoy the evening with the pups – I’m sure they’ll cuddle with ya’ šŸ™‚

  • Recipes for Creativity May 22, 2009, 7:05 pm

    Aw, at least you have some puppy dog company for the night:)

  • Bec May 22, 2009, 7:11 pm

    enjoy your relaxing night, the quiche looks amazing!

  • J May 22, 2009, 7:12 pm

    I thought I posted this question earlier but I guess not- anyway I was wondering why do you prefer the gels for biking?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 22, 2009, 7:17 pm

    j – im sorry i guess i missed that question! šŸ™‚ i like the gels more because you can just rip off the top and shoot it in your mouth without stopping. its pretty hard to eat the bloks or beans while moving!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 22, 2009, 7:20 pm

    AWWWWW! I hope you’re not too lonely!!
    On a happy note, your quiche looks amazing and your experimentation with veg options warrants an A+!

    I hope you have a great evening!

  • Stephanie May 22, 2009, 7:53 pm

    That quiche looks awesome. Cant wait to try it out!

  • Tyler May 22, 2009, 7:57 pm

    good idea to put chickpeas in quiche! sounds delicious!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 22, 2009, 8:36 pm

    I kinda think my giveaway is as cool as zesty’s šŸ™‚ but thats just me!

    Have a great weekend!

  • Mica May 22, 2009, 9:20 pm

    If you get REALLY lonely, you could talk to the other half of the quiche that you didn’t eat. I think hugging the doggies is a better idea though. šŸ™‚

  • spicygranola May 22, 2009, 9:47 pm

    I can’t wait to read your review on those gel cups. My mom bought me some (orange and black cherry) when I was sick. I didn’t like them at first, but they grew on me.

  • jesslikesithot May 22, 2009, 11:09 pm

    Caitlin! Congrats on that 18 miler bike ride! That’s great that you helped out a guy in need on the side of the road!

    Your mini quiche, wrap and and pancakes are all looking delicious!

    I hope you had a nice night in!

  • Emily May 23, 2009, 3:32 am

    Oooh I love quiche! This looks great!

  • Stacey May 23, 2009, 7:57 am

    If you are looking for more vegetarian options, there is a really great frittata recipe in this month’s Womens Health magazine!

    I made it last month sometime if you want to check out the recipe šŸ™‚ Even my boyfriend liked it!

  • seesaraheat May 26, 2009, 6:44 am

    Ooh, is it like vegan jello? Interesting! I love asparagus quiche, I need to make it soon šŸ™‚

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