A Crustless Life

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the delay I had a mental breakdown last week when my camera decided to break! Please bear with me for the next couple weeks. The photos won’t be as good, but I promise you that the recipes and love behind them will make up for that while my camera gets repaired.

Todays recipe is for Crustless Quiche. When I started living a Low Carb lifestyle this was a major fall back recipe for me when I couldn’t think of what to eat. It also opened my eyes to the fact that there are sooooo many recipes out there that have unneeded carbs in them. Why does a Quiche need a crust? Why does a pizza need bread?  Why does eggs benedict need an english muffin? These are some of the many questions that are constantly running through my mind and I am so happy to share them with all of you. I hope all of you have discovered through my first few posts that this blog is not a place to find low-carb “substitute” recipes. Substitute recipes are recipes that try to make certain things taste like something you shouldn’t be eating. An example of this would be soy flour bread. It may look like bread, but it sure as hell doesn’t taste like it! For me that kind of food just makes me crave the real thing and that’s the whole reason I stopped eating them. Other than the occasional use of sugar substitutes my recipes are all natural ingredients. This recipe can be changed and manipulated into many different versions, but I figured I would start with the basics that most people would have in their refrigerator.

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 5 oz diced Canadian Bacon (Ham will also work)
  • 1/4 cup dried Chives
  • dash of Salt & Pepper

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350f.
  2. Beat eggs and cream together in a large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and mix together.
  3. Pour into a buttered oven safe pie dish (preferably ceramic or glass).
  4. Bake for 40mins or until puffed up and golden brown on the top. Depending on your oven it may take longer. I prefer to know it is done by looks rather than time for this recipe. You will know it is done cooking when you can remove a clean toothpick from the center. This means it is cooked all the way through. Enjoy!
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