And you thought I was going to make something with quinoa…

Yes I have reached the letter “Q” and today I have an interesting take on quiche. This recipe comes from a brand new book called The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam.

gluten-free quiche from Elana Amsterdam's new cookbook

gluten-free quiche from Elana Amsterdam's new cookbook

Elana has a lovely blog that I really enjoy and she’s kindly given me a signed copy of the book to give away on my blog!

It’s been a little while since I did a cookbook giveaway, and I’m happy to be doing this once more.

To be eligible to win a signed copy of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, you need to do one or more of the following, and then leave me a comment at after this post telling me about it:

1. Blog about The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook giveaway with a link back to Healthy Green Kitchen.

2. Share a post from Healthy Green Kitchen through a social networking site such as Digg or Stumbleupon. There are buttons at the bottom of each post for your convenience!

3. Submit a healthy recipe to my website.

4. If you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter with a link back to the blog or the homepage of the website (see above), you’ll get an extra entry! Please leave me an extra comment to let me know if you do this!

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents and it will close at midnight EST on October 31st, so don’t wait too long to enter! Make sure I have a way to contact you (if you don’t have a blog, please leave your email address so I can let you know you won).

Now on to the healthy quiche recipe!

Savory Vegetable Quiche
from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam; small changes I made are in bold

First, make the crust:

Savory Pie Crust

Crust Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 Tb. minced scallions (white and green parts)- I didn’t have any scallions, so I used 1/2 tsp. onion powder instead
1/4 cup grapeseed oil – I used 1/8 cup olive oil and 1/8 cup butter instead
1 Tb. water

Crust Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, baking soda, and scallions. In a medium bowl, whisk together the grapeseed oil and water. Stir the wet ingredients into the almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Press the dough into a 9 1/2 inch or deep dish pie pan.

gluten-free quiche crust before baking

gluten-free quiche crust before baking

Bake for 12-15 minutes , until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before filling.

Proceed with the quiche:

Quiche Ingredients:
2 Tb. grapeseed oil- I used olive oil instead
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cups broccoli, sliced into small spears (about 1 head broccoli)- 1 decreased the broccoli to 1 cup
1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes (dry packed)
1 small handful swiss chard, chopped (from my garden)
3-4 San Marzano or plum tomatoes, chopped (from my garden)
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
3 large eggs, whisked
4 ounces goat cheese- I used feta cheese
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 Savory Pie Crust, prebaked

Quiche Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion for 8-10 minutes, until soft and translucent.

While you are cooking the onion, steam the broccoli until it is bright green. Add the steamed broccoli, garlic, mushrooms, and tomatoes to the onion and saute for 15-20 minutes, until the broccoli softens.

sauteed vegetables for the quiche

sauteed vegetables for the quiche

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cheese, and salt. Stir in the sauteed vegetables, then pour the mixture into the crust.

gluten-free vegetable quiche before baking

gluten-free vegetable quiche before baking

Bake for 30-25 minutes, until browned around the edges and cooked through. Let the quiche cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then serve.

the quiche surpassed my expectations- it's really delicious!

the quiche surpassed my expectations- it's really delicious!

This book has scrumptious-looking recipes for everything from Eggplant Parmesan to Chocolate Cake with Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting. I’ll share another recipe from the book next week, and hopefully you’ll enter the contest!

If you can’t wait and need a copy right now, though, here’s how to get one:

 

18 Comments

  1. 1

    Michael / South Bay Foodies — October 15, 2009 @ 5:22 pm

    wow! that quiche looks amazing. who says real men don’t eat quiche!? i’d have a slice of that without skipping a beat! :)

  2. 2

    Cathy Webster — October 20, 2009 @ 6:56 am

    I shared my favorite raw fudge recipe with you.

    Cathy

  3. 3

    Winnie — October 20, 2009 @ 8:28 am

    Looks great- thanks Cathy!

  4. 4

    Quiche That’s Gluten-Free and A Cookbook Giveaway! « Love Clothes, Makeup and Contests — October 21, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

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    Eve — October 21, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

    Please enter me! I blogged about this giveaway: http://sweetqt.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/quiche-that%E2%80%99s-gluten-free-and-a-cookbook-giveaway/

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  6. 6

    Eve — October 21, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

    Tweeted about giveaway: http://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/5050761184

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  7. 7

    drwinnie — October 21, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

    Thanks Eve- you are entered!

  8. 8

    Lauren — October 21, 2009 @ 4:09 pm

    First off, this quiche. Yum. Second – I posted about your giveaway on my blog =D.

  9. 9

    drwinnie — October 21, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

    Glad you’re entered now Lauren!
    ps I’m following you on twitter…

  10. 10

    Lauren — October 21, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

    Awesome =D. I tweeted as well!

  11. 11

    Ellen — October 21, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

    I shared my recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Strawberry Dairy-Free Milkshake AND I tweeted about your cookbook giveaway. Hope I win!!!

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    Tara — October 26, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

    I want a gluten-free cookbook!! I posted my award winning broccoli recipe (made last night!) for you — I hope you like it.

  14. 14

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    I digged you guys: http://digg.com/food_drink/Quiche_That_s_Gluten_Free_and_A_Cookbook_Giveaway

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    drwinnie — October 27, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    Cathy,
    Your raw fudge recipe is found here:
    http://www.healthy-green-lifestyle.com/raw-fudge.html

    Ellen,
    Your milkshake recipe is found here:
    http://www.healthy-green-lifestyle.com/chocolate-banana-strawberry-dairyfree-milkshake.html

    Tara,
    Your broccoli recipe is found here:
    http://www.healthy-green-lifestyle.com/dr-taras-roasted-broccoli.html

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