April 26, 2010

Back in Action

What can I say?  It’s been an eventful few weeks!  The biggest thing that happened was that Sam and I got engaged (yay!) and with that came a dizzying week of dinners out and quick meals eaten at home after drinks with friends.  The ring was on tour, and now I’m in full wedding planning mode.  We barely made it to the grocery store last week, but after a weekend with my parents and a short “stocking up” trip to the more friendly and less expensive Jersey food stores, we’re back in action.  So what was on the menu tonight?  A classic yogurt quiche filled to the brim with onions, asparagus, and spinach - nice and warm on this wet April night.  Nothing too fancy, but the yogurt gives the quiche a lightness unlike others I’ve tried.  I caramelized the onions and sautéed the spinach before assembling the quiche, which gave it a nice depth of flavor, plus I didn’t use too much cheese so the vegetables really shown through.  The whole thing took a bit longer than usual to cook – the spinach gave off a lot of liquid – but it was a great combination.  Feel free to substitute as many vegetables as you want!

Vegetable Yogurt Quiche

9 in unbaked pie shell
1c. shredded swiss cheese
½ onion, thinly sliced and carmelized
8 asparagus spears, cut into 1 in. pieces
1 bag spinach, sautéed
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c. plain yogurt
¾ cup milk
salt & pepper
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

Heat the oven to 375 F.
Sprinkle swiss cheese, asparagus, spinach and onion over the bottom of the pie shell. Whisk together eggs, yogurt, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour into pie shell. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and a dash of pepper.  Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.  The quiche should be set.  Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


  1. Congratulations and best wishes on your engagement! Have you set the date?

    I can't wait to try your recipe, with the addition of the yogurt. What a clever idea.

  2. Congrats! Very exciting news.

    Yogurt is such a great idea! Sounds delish!

  3. HURRAY! We want to see the ring too!

  4. Thank you friends! We're very excited. More about the wedding planning after this weekend! Oh, and thanks for the notes on the quiche too :) I'm having it for lunch today as well!


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