Sunday, March 22, 2009

On The Buses

Argh! I missed the gym yesterday because the bus after work didn't come! *pulls hair out* Apparently the bus driver didn't even turn up for work that day, so I guess a lot of people missed their bus rides. I was so annoyed because this whole week I've either been too tired to go or really lacking in motivation and today I took all my stuff for the gym and got changed at work and no bus. Gah! I even had a new workout planned in my head and everything *pout* I was so pissed off when I got home. I guess I will go on Sunday *sigh*

I have a new recipe for you guys. It's nothing new, just a quiche :-P I've made it twice now - one last night and one tonight. Last night I just had vegetables in it - spinach, onion, broccoli, red pepper and tomato. Tonight it was mushroom and chicken and it was soooo good!

Vegetable Quiche

7 whole eggs
250g low fat cottage cheese
1/2 onion chopped
enough puff pastry to line your pan (I used 1 sheet of the ready made stuff)
sea salt & cracked pepper to taste
whatever vegetables you want to use
if you want chicken - I used about 250g raw weight and boiled & shredded the chicken
your choice of herbs if wanted

Whisk eggs together and then add cottage cheese, salt and pepper and blend together with a stick blender. Stir in onion, your choice of vegetables and chicken if desired. Line your baking dish with puff pastry (I used a 9" pie dish) and pour egg mixture into dish. Bake at 220 degrees celsius for about 50 minutes then lower the heat to 150 degrees celsius for 10 minutes. Bear in mind my oven is a load of crap so your cooking times will vary. Basically, keep an eye on it! The quiche is excellent for lunches and even a quick breakfast!

If you want to make it even lower calorie, omit the pastry to make it crustless and reduce some of the the whole eggs used and replace with egg whites!

I also made Chilled Avocado Soup last night to have with the quiche and it was sooo good! I served it slightly lukewarm though because I didn't really feel like having stone cold soup. Definitely try it. That blog has some good recipes actually!


  1. LOL. Would your reference to "On the Buses" be the same as mine? Are you secretly a POM?!

    You know Carry On films too??

  2. Haha... yes it would. My brothers were mean and nicknamed me Olive because I liked eating sweet things. Bastards!!

  3. Di, you just made my morning picturing that :D

    I had SO forgotten Olive! Actually, all of it. I am totally going to track some down for old times' sake, I bet the you tubes have some ...

    Bless your sweet, bunny-loving heart; your excitement about the future bunny is cockle warming to see. Not long now, right?