Thanksgiving Quinoa Quiche

Have you ever wondered what happens to jellied cranberry sauce when its cooked? No?

Turns out .. not much.

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I got a little funky in the kitchen this afternoon.

But first, I started off with a  5 mile run at Fort Toulouse. My legs were heavy and tired still from Sunday’s 21 mile run. They didn’t want to move very quickly so I decided to be ok with that and just enjoyed the run at a slightly slower usual pace for me. The weather was unusual for November, comfortable but more reminiscent of Spring than Fall.

Lunch was inspired by two things … quiche and Thanksgiving.

I started off planning to make my Quinoa Crusted Veggie Quiche that I created a few weeks ago, but then I thought of Thanksgiving dressing and decided to take it in another direction by adding lots of sage and jellied cranberry sauce.

1. Cook 1 cup dry quinoa per package instructions and press into casserole dish.

2. Top quinoa with a layer of sauteed veggies of choice. I used zucchini, onion and mushrooms today.

3. Layer slices of jellied cranberry sauce on top of veggies.

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4. Whisk together 8 large eggs and season with salt, pepper and dried sage. Pour on top of dish.

5. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for approximately 23-30 minutes or until eggs are set.

I added a little fresh chopped parsley to mine, but later discovered that I don’t really like parsley afterall.

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I served it up with a side of leftover Taffy Apple Salad.

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Yum! The total calorie count for the quiche came out to 267 per serving (makes 6).

My snacks for today included this yummy veggie spring roll from Earthfare …

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And a Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Starbucks, otherwise known by me as a skinnamon.

I double dipped in the exercise today by going to a lovely Hot Yoga class tonight. Lots of hip openers, flows, balance poses and back stretches. But my favorite part is final savasna.

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Aaaaaah! All is right with the world when in savasna.

Class let out at 7:30, well after my normal dinner time so my meal was simple tonight.

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Subway Veggie Delight flatbread with lettuce, tomato, extra pickles, red onion and black olives … rosemary Veggie Straws and a Michelob Ultra Amber.

Aaaah again. What a great day.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Thanksgiving Quinoa Quiche

  1. Very interesting recipe! I never would have thought to mix cranberry sauce with eggs. When I saw the picture, I thought they were tomatoes, lol! Thanks for sharing! ~Ruth~

  2. I love quinoa – I make a quinoa salad with avocado, dried apricots, raisins and a lemon cumin dressing. Very tasty!

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