April 28, 2014

eShakti Info and Sale!

Hey, everyone! Hope your week is starting off great. We are getting ready to hunker down with some storms tonight and praying hard that they aren't as severe as the ones 3 years ago in this area.

But first I wanted to let you all know a little about the clothing company, eShakti, that I have a link for in the sidebar. I ordered a dress from them back at Christmas and it was so fun to be able to custom fit it just for me! It can be challenging to find modest dresses these days so having a place that will allow you to choose length, sleeves, neckline, etc is so nice.
They have great sales pretty often and this week is no exception with 40% off being offered for pretty several spring items on the site! Plus, if you're a new customer and sign up they give you a $25 credit to use towards the purchase. You just can't beat that! Here's a link if you're interested in browsing or you can click the banner to the right of the page.
Happy shopping and be sure to come back and comment if you decided to buy something to let me know how you like it!!


April 11, 2014

Yummy, Healthy Quiche Pie!

Sometimes it feels like we get into a rut with our eating around here. We are all about healthy foods but it can be a little challenging to come up with new things to try. I had been in a baking mood the other morning and decided to try a quiche made with a regular pie crust. It was so good! Huge hit with the kids and not too hard to make so definitely a win/win. Thought it would be fun to share with you all in case you need some new recipe ideas as well.

I started out with a basic pie crust recipe (from my Martha White cookbook) and tweaked it just a little.
1 cup flour (I used sprouted spelt but any kind will probably work....just don't use self-rising)
1/2 tsp salt (I use sea salt since it's really good for you!)
1/3 cup butter (the recipe actually called for shortening but I like using butter instead...and I only had 1/4 cup the first time I made it but it was fine)
3-4 Tblspoons cold water (I ended up having to add more than that)
Heat oven to 400 while making the crust. Start off with flour and salt and mix well. Use a grater to add the butter, it's easier if you do about half at first and blend in, then the rest. You can use a fork or just your hand to mix until the flour resembles small peas. Then gradually add the water until the dough begins to come together and form a ball. Roll out on a floured surface until large enough to cover pie pan then place over rolling pin to move. I like to pre-bake it 1 or 2 minutes before pouring in the filling.

Filling: I used about 6 eggs with a little bit of milk added to make them fluffy. (salt and pepper to taste) After pouring them into the crust I added some chopped up baby spinach, some chopped onion, scrambled sausage (cooked), and grated cheese on top. Back in the oven to cook about 15-20 minutes or until the eggs look done.

That's it!! Super easy and so delicious too. I usually just throw things together without an actual recipe so if you have any questions about amounts then let me know in the comments. Here are a few pictures of the work in progress (forgot to take some while making the crust). Hope you enjoy it!