More Crustless Quiche!

After Tony’s huevos rancheros, pretty sure I could have a Mexican type breakfast every morning!  Yesterday it was a low carb wrap, the queso chipotle laughing cow cheese, black beans, egg beaters, yellow and red pepper with a bit of avocado.  Truth be told, I didn’t really taste the chipotle cheese, maybe because my black beans were seasoned?  I need to try it by itself to see if its spicy at all.

this whole wrap is 305 calories, 20 carbs, 32 protein. 9.3 fat and 8.2 fiber

Does anyone get Eating Well Magazine?  I saw a recipe for Steak & Potato Salad with a horseradish dressing – which I ended up putting over a bed of baby arugula – if you try nothing else, make the dressing – the only thing I added to the dressing was a tablespoon of Dijon mustard – it made the dish!  I just divided the recipe by 4 to make it one serving:  452 calories, 40 carbs, 41 protein, 15.1 fat, 7.7 fiber.

Love, love, loved that salad.  I wasn’t sure I would like a cold salad with the cold potato and steak, but if I could have licked my plate with any remaining dressing, I would have!

Tony and I bought short ribs over the weekend because they were on sale.  While everyone should know that short ribs need to bake or braise low and slow, I found a recipe on Epicurious about grilling them.  Hmmm.  The trick is to not over cook them so they stay tender, basically they should be pink in the middle like a steak.

it looks promising!

474 calories, 31 carbs, 15.6 fat, 21 protein, 3.6 fiber. No pesky green vegetables were involved in this dinner 😀

I added Buffalo Wild Wings spicy garlic sauce on mine.  People, I flew to close to the sun on this one – they were overcooked and just slightly tender.  I even tried to cook them low and slow after dinner to maybe try to make chopped beef bbq sandwiches, but the damage was already done.  Back to the drawing board on that one!

So remember all those tomatoes I got for $2.30?   Tony and I made a big pot of marinara sauce – basically a base sauce so that we can make a vodka sauce, or I can make a spicy sauce for me at some point.  We ended up with 22 cups of sauce!  I individually packed them in 2 cup servings for the freezer.

And I made two quarters + two pints of baja fresh salsa.  I still have 2 pounds of tomatoes in the freezer to make cream of tomato soup later in the week – not bad for only $2.30!

can you tell I need lids?

At the same store I got the tomatoes, I also bought this bag of cauliflower for .69 cents.

I thought I would make my cauliflower and potato curry soup, or my cauliflower mac n cheese, until I saw Reeni’s post about a Crustless Cauliflower Quiche.  I was in!  Although I did adapt it to what I had on hand, and I reduced some of the ingredients to make it healthier – I left out the oil and butter completely, and reduced the Swiss cheese to just 2 ounces, used egg beaters instead of eggs and only used 2 slices of bacon.

Biz’s Version of Reeni’s Crustless Cauliflower Quiche

Makes 4 servings (301 calories, 19.6 fat, 11.1 carbs, 2.3 fiber and 20.7 protein)

Ingredients

3 cups cauliflower, cooked and chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon bread crumbs
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
1 1/4 cup egg substitute
1 cup skim milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces Swiss cheese
1 ounce bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  1. Cook cauliflower in microwave on fresh vegetable setting.
  2. Spray pie plate with Pam. Sprinkle the bottom with bread crumbs. Add cauliflower, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, bacon and minced garlic. Then layer four slices of Swiss cheese over the top.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix egg beaters, cream, milk, salt, pepper and thyme. Pour
  4. mixture over cauliflower mixture and bake for 30 minutes at 425.

I didn't have any shredded Swiss so I just put four slices over the top

Thanks for the idea Reeni! 😀

Oh, and in case you weren’t sure, Tony reads all the comments:

Erica from Itzy's Kitchen left that comment . . . it was on my computer screen when I got home from work

And this morning, he showed me this comment from Sophia of Burp & Slurp:

I guess he doesn’t want me to forget what a lucky gal I am to have him – but I already know! 😀

Stats for Monday

  • 1392 calories, 98 carbs, 95 protein, 69 fat, 23 fiber
  • 44% of calories from fat (shit!)
  • 6.9 bike ride on bike machine at gym – 30 minutes
  • 15 minute one mile walk cool down
  • 15 minute walk with the dog last night

I’m off!

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34 thoughts on “More Crustless Quiche!

  1. That is hilarious – Tony cracks me up! So….should I insert my sweet Tony comment here? 😉 I love how much you guys love each other….it’s so obvious from your posts, and I think it’s so sweet!

    That is too funny you posted another crustless quiche recipe….I made your crustless spinach/broccoli quiche last night! Mmmm mmmm. I have it for lunch today and am ready to eat it now. 🙂 That quiche looks delicious, too!

  2. Wow, you seem to get so much done in a day! How do you do it? I love Eating Well too!

  3. That steak and potato salad looks BOMB! YUM

    LOL, Tony is funny. You guys make a great combo. 🙂

    Jenn

  4. Cracking up at Tony – he is one funny goomba!

    Your potato and steak salad reminds me of something we used to get from Saltgrass Steakhouse – I loved that salad. Too bad I have to go to Houston to get it now (which never happens). And that cauliflower quiche? What a great idea!

  5. thehealthyjunky

    Oh how I miss following your blog Biz! Tony is hilarious and that salad looks awesome. I just made a bunch of salsa with my tomatoes, never even thought to make marinara sauce!

  6. So i’m amazed at our genius salsa and tomato sauce moves! What a huge cost savings you genius!!

  7. I hate cauliflower, but I may try that with broccoli!

    That is a shitload of tomato products!

  8. haha i love this!!

    i was literally leaning into my computer screen looking at your pics. DELICIOUSNESS!! i want it!

    thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

  9. Oh kay…that breakfast looks so delicious that I am drooling, and I just ate breakfast. For that matter, all that looks delicious.

    I was going to ask for the baja fresh salsa recipe, but I found it in your index. Yay!!

  10. That quiche looks delicious! YUM! I am very jealous that you have a husband that likes to cook and helps you in the kitchen. Sean likes to clean up after, so I guess I’m kinda lucky. lol

  11. i love the way you mix up your breakfasts! i cant seem to get away from oatmeal and yogurt — i just love them too much. i always think of other things to make and then go back to the same routine. guess i just crave sweet over savory?!

  12. two ways to anyones heart, through the tummy or through little computer messages 🙂

  13. Thanks for stopping by my page! Yours looks great too! I always love finding healthy recipes!
    Mrs. O

  14. aw I think it’s so cute that Tony reads the comments. Hi Tony!

    I am jealous of your salsa making skills. I would love to make my own salsa and jar it for later. We go through salsa pretty fast around these parts.

  15. So how was the cauliflower quiche? Did you like it a lot? I was thinking of making it, I LOVE cauliflower but the rest of the family really doesn’t so I think I’d be on my own on that one.

    I LOVE how you bought all those tomatoes and Tony HELPED you make all that sauce. I love my husband but he’s the guy who would walk in all sarcastically and say “so I guess we’re eating spaghetti for the next 2 weeks, huh?”. Not appreciative of deals or willing to help.

    Let’s not give him TOO big of a head though…

  16. you’ve been busy! i love the marinara from fresh tomatoes, i bet it’s amazing. i remember seeing that crustless quiche from reeni’s blog, now i really want to try it!

  17. Awesomeness all around! That’s the third crustless quiche recipe I’ve gotten from you, and it will be the 3rd that I make! What a deal on the cauliflower. Is your daughter heading off to college soon? I forget what her plans are, not that it’s any of my business, but inquiring minds want to know! Have a great day –

  18. Oh my goodness….the comment thing is totally something my husband would do. So funny. Well Tony, you do seem like a great guy, but I also feel the need to write that Biz is an amazing gal! ❤

  19. That quiche looks yummy I will have to try that soon.
    That is too funny that Tony leaves you the comments about himself 🙂

  20. Okay, where do you live, ’cause I’m coming over for breakfast. Your last couple breakfasts look wonderful. Oh, I might stay for lunch and dinner, too. LOL I love Eating Well. I get ideas from there all the time, but, like you, I alter recipes freely to suit my taste or available pantry items. I’ll look for the steak salad recipe (you know that you can find the recipes online, don’t you. I spent way too many hours searching through the back issues (I have every issue from 2002 on) to find recipes before I realized you could search online. You commented on my blog that you don’t weigh in until Sept. I’m an every day (and night) gal, myself. I have no patience. I open Christmas presents early too, if DH doesn’t hide them well enough! Ciao to your Tony, he sounds like a definite keeper.

  21. ha – tony is hilarious! YOU HEAR THAT TONY? YOU’RE HILARIOUS!!!

  22. Wow Biz you are really putting up the produce, that is great. It will taste like summer during the winter, I’ll have to come over! I forgot to get you my 101dos update for week 10- I’ll just give you week 11 this Sat. Not much new really except that I am maintaining the weightloss so far!

  23. Ha ha. First off. I get so many of my new healthy ideas from your site thanks. Also thank you for the images of text. So much better than text, and seeing it made me laugh. I love that you made your own salsa. I should because i grew up on homemade salsa and Pace Picante just aint’ cutting it. Also i tried a bunch of wraps up at the girls camp i went to, and one had this Texas salsa in it that was supper good, supper healthy and delicious. Reminded me of your guac wrap at the top of your post. Anywo. Thanks!

  24. LOL too funny.. tony is a FUNNY guy!!! i love all your eats today, they look so good!

  25. I love that quiche!! Looks amazing!

  26. I’ll have to check out that magazine — Cooking Light just isn’t enough food porn in my life! 🙂 That cauliflower quiche looks so good! Saving that recipe, for sure!

  27. Biz- You are a very lucky girl! Breakfast and ribs. Yum!

    I can’t believe how much you made from those tomatoes. I need to get started making sauce with all my tomatoes. Want to come to my house to make sauce…LOL!

  28. hehe, tony is awesome 🙂 love that crustless quiche!

  29. the quiche looks delicious and i love how Tony repasted this comments! hilarious!

  30. That quiche looks great, but it’s the salsa that has my mouth watering! Do you have a recipe for that?

    I make a lot of crustless quiche too, and even have a master recipe :
    http://lowstressweightloss.com/blog/the-queen-of-quiche/406

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  32. Thank you for trying my quiche! It really is quite adaptable. And I like your description of it being delicate. What a great deal on the tomatoes! Loving all that sauce you made.

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