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Gluten Free Menu of the Week: Cheddar Asparagus Red Pepper Quiche Recipe
Posted By yum On March 22, 2009 @ 8:02 pm In Dairy, Eggs, GF Support Groups, Menu, Menu Plan Monday, Party Food, Party Menu, cheese | 10 Comments
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You can find more great menus over withOrg Junkie . As always, many thanks to Cheryl for temporarily housing the Gluten Free Menu Swap at her blog . The theme of this week’s gluten-free menu swap  is Latin cuisine, which inspired me to try to come up with a baked recipe for chilies rellanos (on the DH’s request).
Sesame Miso Eggplant 
Tofu with peanut miso paste
Wednesday: Vegan Raw Foods
Zucchini Un-pasta with sauce
Dehydrated falafel and tahini sauce
Saturday: Latin Cuisine
GF Baked Chilies Rellanos
Gluten-Free Baked Goods: Banana Muffin Recipe
Recipe of the Week: Gluten-Free Potluck Quiche Recipe
Alas, no light salad or dressing recipe for you today. Lately I’ve been baking up a storm of hearty, protein-rich recipes, so I thought I’d share one of my favorites with you today (with more to come, including a dairy-free version). Recently we had a Celiac Bay-Area Gluten-Free Potluck Luncheon. When I heard the theme I immediately thought- what could be a better gluten-free, vegetarian luncheon item than a lovely quiche? I’m always pining after the veggie quiche in the refrigerator case at coffee shops, but can never had them due to the crust. But crust is no obstacle to the gluten-free baker! Many people use potato hash browns as a quiche base, and it is true that they make a lovely crust. But, I happen to be partial to a nice, decadent gluten-free pastry, so for this event I mixed up a batch of Gluten-Free Pantry Crust and rolled it out. And I cursed. Oh yes, I cursed. Maybe I hadn’t let it chill long enough, but after the ease of Chebe pastry or even my own recipes, I found that particular crust a real hassle to work with. Next time I’ll either make my own recipe or follow Bette Hagman’s dream crust recipe. However, once it was baked with a lovely filling, it tasted lovely and was everything a vegetarian quiche should be, so I suppose all is well that ends well.
Gluten Free Asparagus Pine Nut Quiche Recipe
Gluten Free Pie Crust*
1 small bunch (or half of one) of asparagus, end snapped off and cut into 3 pieces or so.
2 tsp. olive oil
3/4 cup milk
Blanch asparagus for a few minutes then drain.
Sautee onion in olive oil. When it turns translucent, add other ingredients through the pine nuts. When pine nuts have toasted, take pan off burner, add drained asparagus, put sauteed veggies in pie crust, and sprinkle with cheese.
Mix milk and eggs together, whisking and seasoning
Bake 35 minutes or so at 375 or until quiche is firm and lightly brown on top.
*I used Gluten-Free Pantry pastry mix, but think I prefer Bette Hagman’s Dream Pastry Mix for handling OR, for an easy “cheating” move- use Whole Foods GF Bakehouse pre-made pie crust.
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