Promises, Promises

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My dogs don’t know a lot of tricks (unless licking your face counts…), but they do know one thing:  the word “walk.”


I’m committed now.  I can’t make a promise to that puppy face and back down!


So – I’m off to do a post-dinner walk.  But first: the meal itself.


My friend Catherine (I’m always tempted to call her Coach Catherine in everyday conversation – we were co-coaches at Girls on the Run this past spring) came over to meet Henry, and she brought us a bean salad.  It was a mix of three or four types of beans, yellow and orange peppers, tomatoes, corn, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and sugar.  It was great alone for lunch, and I remixed the leftovers in a quiche.


This quiche was made one-handed while bouncing a giggling (and alternatively screaming) baby boy on my shoulder. 


As the result of some amateur one-handed egg cracks, I’m pretty sure there are shells in the quiche.  Added fiber, right?


About 1 cup of the bean salad, 2 tablespoons Earth Balance, six eggs, a handful of shredded spinach, and a big splash of soy milk – maybe 1/4 cup.  The nice thing about quiches is you don’t have to be so precise.  Shredded cheese would’ve been a nice addition to the mix.


If James and Maggie had opposable thumbs, they would’ve tied on my sneakers by now.  Better get to walkin’ before the start howlin’.



  • Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep July 18, 2012, 8:11 pm

    I love quiche. I love how versatile and forgiving it is – You can throw pretty much anything in there!

  • Jessica @ New Girl, New City July 18, 2012, 8:19 pm

    That looks pretty amazing for some one-handed cooking!

  • Hannah July 18, 2012, 8:29 pm

    My dog knows when her walk time is. I always take her out after dinner, and it never fails that by the time im finished, she’s waiting by the front door staring me down.

  • BroccoliHut July 18, 2012, 8:35 pm

    That quiche looks delish! Whenever my mom would accidentally include an eggshell in a dish (which really only happened once or twice), she would say “No charge!” Consider it extra calcium 🙂

  • Sarah July 18, 2012, 8:52 pm

    That is a fritatta! Quiche has a pie crust on bottom. Strata has bread cubes. <— clearly egg obsessed here haha

  • Jolene ( July 18, 2012, 9:05 pm

    That quiche looks incredible and it stayed together really well.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 18, 2012, 9:40 pm

    That quiche looks so delicious!!!

  • Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not July 18, 2012, 10:09 pm

    In college, my roommate’s mom would make us huge batches of a similar bean salad and we would eat it for weeks on ends with tortilla chips. It’s totally a comfort food now!

  • Mandy Barrington July 18, 2012, 10:23 pm

    I love that your friends always bring food. Is this the southern hospitality that I’ve heard about? 🙂

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 18, 2012, 10:38 pm

    Looks tasty! I love eggs but I never make quiche for some reason – I should get on that.

  • Sana July 18, 2012, 10:40 pm

    I need to make a quiche ASAP, looks good!

  • Megan July 18, 2012, 11:46 pm

    Have to tell you that “Promises, Promises” is the title of an Incubus song that is my BFF’s ringer on my phone 😉

  • j3nn July 19, 2012, 1:01 am

    It’s really hard to say no to adorable puppy faces! We have one and he pretty much has his way. 🙂

  • Pauline July 19, 2012, 5:15 am

    You introduced me to the “IRL” expression on your blog, so I think of you whenever I see it. Someone posted this on facebook today, and I thought of you because of all the (supercute!) IRLs 🙂
    PS: Thanks for keeping it so real all the time and being so genuine. Life gets so busy sometimes, but I always make a couple of minutes in my day to read up on HTP (and Henry cuteness of course!). Thank you for being you!

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 19, 2012, 5:58 am

    That is impressive for a 1 handed quiche!

  • Annette@FitnessPerks July 19, 2012, 1:45 pm

    Mmmm quiche! Looks awesome.

  • Amber K July 19, 2012, 2:21 pm

    That quiche looks delicious! Hope you have a fun walk. 🙂

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 20, 2012, 2:05 pm

    Haha since starting to read food blogs, I have become a pro at one-handed cracks 🙂

  • Caroline Leigh July 27, 2012, 1:57 pm

    i don’t know if you’ve mentioned this before, but how come you don’t use almond milk instead of soy?

    • Caroline Leigh July 27, 2012, 1:58 pm

      oh and i know i’m commenting on an old(ish) post….i was on vacay and am just now catching up on my googlereader!

      • Caitlin July 27, 2012, 2:16 pm

        more protein!

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