Spinach Mushroom Sun Dried Tomato & Zucchini Quiche


Quiche has always been one of my favorite, go-to dishes to whip up since it feels fancy but is also one of the easiest things to make. It is decadent and delicious to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as my personal favorite, leftovers, and it is always a hit during a party or a family get together. I used to love to indulge in store-bought quiche, enjoying the creamy, buttery flavor, the flaky crust, and the rich filling of eggs or vegan eggs, cheese, fresh cream, and vegetables. However, once I began making it at home, I discovered that there is no comparison between a frozen quiche and a fresh one. Since it is such a simple dish, I have found no excuse to buy quiche from the grocery store or bakery anymore. I love that it is indulgent but veggie-filled and the perfect balance of summer and winter because it’s packed with plenty of fresh produce that meets a rich, buttery pie crust. Enjoy!



Pie Crust
Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Egg or Vegan Egg Substitute {however, if you make two quiches use three eggs, or three quiches with five eggs, etc}
Fresh Veggies- I used zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, onions, and spinach
3 Cheese Italian Blend {Mozzarella, Provolone, and Parmesan} & Bleu Cheese

How To Make It:
1) Mix the egg{s} and cream together.
2) Chop up all your vegetables, sauté the mushrooms, and add them to the egg and cream mixture.
3) Add cheese and make sure there is enough of the cream and egg filling to cover all of the vegetables.
4) Put your veggies and cream inside the pie crust {I like the quickness of using a frozen crust, but just make sure it isn’t made out of lard if you’re a vegetarian as many pie crusts are. Nugget Market makes a delicious vegetarian and gluten free pie crust}. Optional: Sprinkle some extra cheese on top for an even more indulgent dish.
5) Bake. I put it in at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. 


x Paris

Heart-Shaped Apple Pancakes with Whiskey Butter & Syrup

There’s something so special about a weekend brunch. I’ve always felt it was a form of self-care because it tastes delicious, is indulgent, and feels like a necessary luxury. But what I love even more is making time for a weekend brunch on a weekday. Whether it is for my birthday or a holiday {like Valentine’s Day}, making time for pancakes on a lazy weekday morning is absolutely worth waking up early for {or playing hooky}. This year, for my favorite holiday in February, I am making heart-shaped apple pancakes with a whiskey butter & whiskey syrup. I decided to spice up our pancakes recently by adding in fresh green apples {one apple with a 1/4 cup butter and 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cooked on the stove}, which gave it just the right amount of sweetness. I also made whiskey butter {1/2 teaspoon whiskey to 1/8 cup butter, whipped together with a spoon until blended} and a whiskey syrup {1.5 teaspoons whiskey to 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons sugar, warmed together over the stove, and stirred} to make the slightly girly breakfast feel just a tad more masculine. I’m making it again this morning for Valentine’s Day, and once again serving them as hearts {just use a cookie cutter to shape the pancakes}, which is a simple addition that makes them feel just a little prettier. I hope it inspires you for your next brunch, be it on a weekend or a weekday!

Pancake Mix
One Apple
How to Make it:
Pancakes {Whiskey butter and syrup recipe above}
Makes six pancakes –
1. Chop up one apple, and warm it over the stove with 1/4 cup butter and 2 tablespoons brown sugar.
2. Add it into the pancake mix.
3. Pour the batter into the heart-shaped cookie cutter.
4. Flip over.
5. Enjoy!

x Paris