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The recipe I've linked to is less egg-y than other recipes and to make up for the shortfall, it features three different types of cheese - cream, Parmesan and mozzarella. I found my frozen spinach at Aldi where it's 99 cents for a 250g box.
All you need to do is combine the spinach layer ingredients (I used a hand held mixer) and place heaped teaspoonfuls of it over puff pastry cases with a little leftover cooked chicken in them.
I got two dozen mini quiches out of the recipe. Be warned, they're very moreish.
Yesterday afternoon passed in a blur of food prep which saw me come up with three different dishes in the course of a couple of hours. Inspired by a Donna Hay facebook post, I found myself making stove top lasagna using this kidspot recipe. Dry lasagna sheets! It's been ages since I've seen them.
It was very therapeutic breaking up my eight dry lasagna sheets over the prepared sauce and then stirring the result every so often as it cooked on the stove.
My last bit of excitement in the kitchen involves this recycled glass jam jar. Eating out of repurposed glass jars. How cutting edge and ahead of the curve.....
I am now an official chia seed groupie. I reckon I'm only about 6 months behind everyone else but this is significant progress in my relationship with super foods. The last ones I embraced were cranberries and psyllium - both of which are around 20 years into their superfood life cycle and are thus practically part of standard dietary guidelines.
There has been so much talk about chia seed puddings and breakfasts lately. Not only do they look delicious but I'd also heard rumours that you wouldn't even be depriving yourself in the taste stakes if you had a chia pudding rather than an almond croissant or wedge of chocolate mousse cake. I had no choice but to investigate.
|Chia pudding - simply measure, mix and refrigerate. Too easy.|
I bought my kilo jar of chia from Costco for $20 which isn't too bad considering the RRP is $30 according to The Chia Co website.
The vanilla chia pudding recipe I followed yesterday is this one from A Beautiful Mess and requires a cup of coconut milk. It makes a very rich pudding, only a few tablespoons are enough for a rich and filling hit of decadence and healthiness (is it even possible that these two words can simulatneously describe something?). I added some maple syrup to my serve which gave it an earthy sweetness. Fresh fruit and chopped nuts are also meant to be perfect accompaniments to your chia pudding.
I've found some other recipes that use almond milk so will try this next.
Are you a late adopter when it comes to super foods?