Smoked Salmon & Spinach Quiche

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I've been reading lots of books and magazine articles lately talking about "Super Foods". As I struggle with my weight and my health, I have been trying to incorporate as many of these foods in my diet as possible.

Today, I found a way to include two super foods (spinach and wild salmon) into a single, easy dish: Quiche!


1 frozen pie crust, baked
1 bag fresh baby spinach (Asparagus would be a great substitute)
1-2 cups smoked salmon, depending on taste
4 eggs
1 cup cream or milk
1/2 block cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt, pepper and dill to taste (fresh dill would be awesome!)

Bake your pie crust and let cool.

Saute the spinach in a tablespoon of butter or canola oil until wilted. Let drain in colander to remove liquid and cool.

Mix eggs, cream or milk, salt, pepper and dill until well combined.

Layer into pie crust:

Smoked Salmon

Cream Cheese, broken into small pieces and scattered

Egg Mixture. Make sure to work it all the way to the bottom

Top with Cheddar Cheese

Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees about 25-30 minutes, until well set.

Let cool, slice and serve. A nutritional powerhouse that tastes good!


Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Inspired by a post on Joy The Baker's blog, I had to make these cookies!

Growing up, Peanut Butter and Bacon Sandwiches were my favorite breakfast; or after school snack; or midnight treat। So I knew when I saw this recipe, I had to make them। And with only 6 ingredients, it's my kind of easy. They also happen to be gluten free, if that matters to you.

This recipe only makes about 15 cookies, so I doubled the recipe. We can't be running out now, can we?

1 cup peanut butter (smooth or creamy - your preference)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and diced small

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a baking sheet with butter and set aside.
In a mixer combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes.
Fold in cooked bacon.
Roll into large walnut sized balls and roll in sugar.

Transfer to greased baking sheet and create a criss-cross pattern with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for five minutes.

These cookies will be very crumbly, and will not transport well. However, they shouldn't last that long.

Note to my mother: This would be a perfect treat for you to make during hunting season, when that peanut butter hater you married is out of town!


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