Ham and Egg Quiche

A shareable morning meal, complete with fresh veggies and diced ham.

Submitted By: Vitamix

Dietary Interests: No Added Sugar, High Protein

Makes: 1 8-inch (23-cm) quiche

Total Time: 1 Hour

Difficulty: Advanced

Dough

Ingredients

  • 55 g (¼ cup) butter, softened
  • 70 g (⅓ cup) 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 200 g (1½ cup) spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Place butter, cottage cheese and egg into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 15 seconds.
  5. Combine flour, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt in a bowl.
  6. Place half of the flour mix into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  7. Select Variable 5. Turn machine on and off to pulse 5 to 7 times to incorporate. Stop and scrape the sides of the container. Add the rest of the flour to the container and repeat the process, using tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
  8. Remove the dough, place in saran wrap and wrap tightly. Place in refrigerator for about an hour. Pull and press into a 9 inch pie pan.

Quiche

Ingredients

  • 60 ml (¼ cup) full cream milk
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 red capsicum, stemmed, seeded, julienned
  • 1 onion, peeled, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 dash chilli paste
  • 300 g (10 ounces) ham, diced

Directions

  1. Place milk, eggs, pepper, onion, garlic, olive oil and chilli paste into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 5.
  4. Blend for 20 seconds.
  5. Place diced ham into the prepared quiche dough in the pan. Pour the egg mixture over top.
  6. Place in 190°C (375°F) oven until cooked through, about 45 minutes to one hour.

Notes

This is a great do ahead breakfast/brunch item. Bake off the night before and just reheat the next day.

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Pistachio Lime Zucchini Cake

Enjoy this delicious gluten-free cake with a drizzle of homemade lime sauce. Garnish with extra pistachios for an added crunch.

Makes: 8 slices

Total Time: 1 Hour

Difficulty: Intermediate

Cake

Ingredients

  • 150 g (1½ cup) almond flour
  • 50 g (¼ cup) gluten free flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 50 g (¼ cup) chopped pistachios
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil
  • 160 ml (⅔ cup) agave nectar
  • 150 g (1 cup) chopped courgette

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a 23 x 13-cm (9 x 5-inch) loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Combine almond flour, gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, lime zest, pistachios, and salt into a bowl.
  3. Place eggs, olive oil, and agave into the container and secure the lid.
  4. Turn the dial to 1 and increase speed to Variable 5. Blend for 10 seconds, or until ingredients are combined.
  5. Remove the lid plug and add courgette through the lid plug opening.
  6. Turn the dial to 1 and increase speed to Variable 4. Blend for 15 seconds, or until courgette is evenly diced. You do not want it to be come a complete liquid.
  7. Pour blended mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  8. Pour batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and cover with foil. Bake for a further 15 to 20 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Leave to cool.

Drizzle

Ingredients

  • 125 g (½ cup) goat or dairy-free yoghurt
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon agave nectar

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Turn the dial to 1 and increase speed to Variable 4. Blend for 20 seconds.

Notes

To finish, pour the drizzle over the top of the cake and garnish with pistachios and lime zest.

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Cheats Sausage Roll with Jamie Oliver

This is a super easy but absolutely brilliant sausage roll recipe. Jamie shows us a couple of little cheats making home made sausage rolls completely accessible and totally desirable.

That moment you get it out the oven and the sausage meat and pastry is still warm, now that is a magical moment! And enough of a reason alone to give this a go! Get rolling, rolling, rolling…

 

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