Zucchini and Tomato Quiche

It had been quite a while since we had quiche and I had this need for a quiche last night 🙂

Quiche is one of my specialty. I did the regular quiche Lorraine for quite long time and switched to a version with vegetables when I started eating less meat.
I love the one with zucchini and tomatoes, it’s fresh, healthy & vegetarian 🙂

– 1 pie crust ( trick to avoid having the crust all watery because of the tomatoes: cook it half way in the oven before)
– 2 small or 1 bug zucchini
– 2 medium tomatoes
– 100 ml of milch (3.5 oz or the equivalent if a small tea cup)
– 3 eggs

Mix with a fork the eggs and the milch.
Add salt & pepper.
Cut the tomatoes & zucchinis in small pieces. Mix with the milch/egg.

Cook for at least 45 min at 350/400F.

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I like to have a small salad in the side when I eat quiche and this time I decided to try with watermelon.

It was fresh, good and original, it definitely changed the taste, from a salty note to a very fruity one.
It was pretty good!

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Samosas & Litchies

Tonight was a diner all in memory of our recent trip to India 🙂

My husband brought a big bag of litchies back from China town and we got Samosas from his family in Connecticut.

Yes. I didn’t do the Samosas my self, I am far from that level…

The only thing I had to actually do was to prepare a yoghurt sauce to go with the samosas.

– 1 or 2 table spoon of yoghurt
– add some salt, garlic, coriander depending on your taste.
Any other spice can go too, and I regretted not having any dill as it would have been perfect with the yoghurt.

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Granola for breakfast

When you go out for brunch in New York City, you often find Granola Yoghurt with fruits. Actually you even find it at Starbucks…

When I came to the US the first time 3 years back, we would travel a lot to various cities with my friends, getting cheap deals and ending up getting coffee & breakfast on the go at Starbucks.
I discovered Granola Yoghurt with fruits there and loved it.

I do it quite often at home now, it’s a good change from eggs & omelets 🙂

I usually use blackberries and bananas but this time I had peach and decided to try.

Yoghurt Granola with fruits:

– 2 tablespoons of yoghurt (either regular or Greek yoghurt)
– 2 tablespoon of Granola
– blackberries
– 1 peach
– 1/2 teaspoon of maple sirup

Of course you can adapt the proportions depending in your taste 🙂

The maple sirup was an idea from my Japanese friend Mariko, it adds a nice sugary taste!

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Oh and we had Chinese Jasmin tea to go with it – love it!

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Pasta, ti amo

I moved into a new apartment last week and didn’t get a lot of time to unpack since… Last week-end we were at a wedding in Massachusetts and I used my free 4th of July day to finally unpack most of our stuff – including kitchenware 🙂

I finally had a decent kitchen and could start organizing it – kind of.

Tonight I did what I call “emergency diner” : pasta with ready-made tomato sauce and cheese.

While unpacking we found this ready made tomato sauce that I forgot we had – or maybe my husband got it before I moved in 🙂
He was challenging me by asking if I would ever use this sauce. And I said Yes! So I thought I would start tonight since I didn’t have a lot of other options 🙂

We had this fancy cheese Pecorino Romano, that we got at Dean&Deluca. We had never heard of it and thought it would be a good change from the Parmigiana. It was a new taste and pretty good!

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