What's this all about?
We love whole grains! We have found that we prefer their flavor. They are also far healthier than the refined foods which characterize the typical modern diet.
Switching to whole grains helps maintain a low glycemic diet. That means you will have more sustainable energy levels throughout the day, and probably fewer problems with weight control.
We created this website with one goal: to build an online community of like-minded people who either share our enthusiasm about whole grains or just want to learn more about them.
|Chipotle Shrimp Quiche|
|Written by Zen Baker|
|Wednesday, 19 March 2008 00:40|
When life calls, convenience and pragmatic simplicity take precedence over most things. At those times I remind myself that creative whole grain cooking does not need to be complicated, challenging, or time consuming. I had no idea what recipe I would feature this week until something caught my attention from the freezer of my neighborhood health food store: a whole grain pie crust.
I immediately purchased it and dug up a recipe that I first made over 10 years ago. I don't recall the original source. I believe I clipped it from a magazine and eventually added it to a cooking journal after it evolved into what we present here. We haven't made this in a long time, but I'm really glad we decided to re-visit it. Everyone who I have served this to has asked for the recipe. I'm usually a tad embarrassed to reveal how simple it is to make.
This quiche is delicious to eat, and makes an elegant presentation when served to guests. The whole grain crust compliments it really well, adding great texture and flavor. The chipotle powder is the secret ingredient that defines this quiche. Chipotles are mesquite smoked ripe jalapeno peppers and provide a moderate warmth that won't overwhelm the palate. Once you purchase chipotle powder you will find yourself looking for opportunities to use it. It lends a wonderful smoky character that adds complexity without biting. It's a winner and so is this simple recipe.
Try it and you will enjoy a delicious quiche that is wonderfully balanced, elegant, and very satisfying. We usually accompany it with a simple mixed green salad tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette.
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