May 28, 2013

Cheese-Vegetable Quiche!

Last weekend I went camping and rafting with a bunch of friends. The place was located in a small community called Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, about one hour away from Montreal. Even though it was not my first time rafting, it was still very exciting and scary. We had a great time, but of course, nothing is perfect and the weather was terrible! The first night it reached about 6 degrees Celsius and with only one sleeping bag I had to survive it. For the second night I bought another sleeping bag to use it as a blanket. It was better, but still nothing compared to my warm, cozy and fluffy bed. 

Now, about the food...since we were 16 people and most of us are students, we needed a very low budget meal plan, which needed to occupy little space and please everyone in the group. A friend and I were in charge of the food planning, and even though it was pretty healthy to be camping-food, it could have been better.  That’s why I decided to re-create one of the meals we brought to camp: the cheese-vegetable quiche. It doesn't have to be a camping-meal though. Quiche is great for lunch, dinner or picnics.

 Here are some of the things I changed:

-I made the crust pie myself instead of buying one at the supermarket.
-Instead of using regular mozzarella cheese, I bought the part-skimmed mozzarella cheese.
-Instead of adding 6 eggs, I added 4 eggs plus 2 egg whites.

It was very yummy! I hope you enjoy it :)

Ingredients for the crust pie:
-1 cup flour
-1 ½ cups of whole grain flour
-1 tablespoon baking powder
-1 cup low fat margarine
-2 tablespoons sugar
-1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
-½ cup very cold water


-Preheat oven to 400◦F.
-Mix the flours, baking powder and sugar with the help of a spoon.
-Add margarine and mix with the help of a fork, until mixture is crumbly.
-Make a well in the center and add the water and balsamic vinegar. Mix quickly to combine.
-Put the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it. Then stretch it.
-Add the dough into an aluminum foil pan or glass baking pan. Stretch it to cover it completely.
-Bake for 7 minutes. Put aside for later use.

Ingredients for the filling:

-4 eggs plus 2 egg whites
-1 cup low fat mozzarella cheese
-2 onions cut
-2 cups cut mushrooms
-2 cups spinach
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-¼ teaspoon salt


-Preheat oven to 350◦F.
-In a medium-large bowl, add the eggs, egg whites and salt. Mix, then add the cheese and mix again.
-In a medium saucepan, pour the oil and heat over medium-high heat.  
-Add the onions and cook until slightly golden. Then add the mushrooms and cook. Finally add the spinach and cook until all ingredients are softened.
-Add the cooked veggies to the bowl containing the eggs and cheese. Combine thoroughly.
-Add this mixture to the pie crust made before.
-Bake for 30-40, or until a fork is inserted near the center of the quiche and it comes out dry.
-Serve and enjoy!



  1. Tengo que probar esto. Mis quiches son con masa de supermercado Pillsbury y CREMA DE LECHE :o

    Alquilaron los botes y remos, etc, o ustedes tenian todo? Hay un sitio alli para rentar equipo?

    1. Jajaja, me contaras! Encontramos una oferta por grupon que tenía todo incluido, pero de todas maneras creo que cuando compras el ticket para el rafting incluye todo :)

  2. Hola Raquel!! Creo que me has salvado la vida, porque el otro día compré unos puerros buenísimos y quería hacer una quiche pero más saludable. Tu receta me ha encantado así que la haré ya mismo!!
    Otra cosa, la harina que has usado es de grano entero?? Puedo sustituirla por harina integral??
    Muchas gracias!!
    Un besote desde España!! :)

    1. Hola Andrea! Qué bueno, espero que te guste! La que usé es de grano entero, pero la harina integral también sirve porque sigue siendo alta en fibra y nutrientes :)

  3. Raquel, ayer hice la quiche y como iba con prisa me equivoqué y puse una taza de agua en vez de media!! Quedó muy rica pero un poco demasiado gruesa la masa. En cuanto la vuelva a hacer bien, te lo enseño!! :)

    1. Jajaja! Qué bueno que al menos quedo rica, me contaras cuando la vuelvas a hacer :)