Not-Your-Every-Day Veggie Bake

If you roast chickens as much as we do, then your refrigerator is probably brimming with gelatinous, fatty drippings too.  You know what I’m talking about … that fatty, salty, sometimes gooey, yummy liquid on the baking tray once the chicken is done.  Somewhere along the way, when I had too much of it on hand, I decided to pour it over a tray of veggies, in place of oil/butter, and bake away.

And now, making a veggie bake any other way seems criminal!

First let me briefly tell you the nutritional benefits of the drippings (gelatin/fat)

  • Feeds, repairs and calms the mucosal lining of the small intestines.
  • Heals the nervous system.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Reduces allergies.
  • Helps better utilize complete proteins that are consumed.
  • Contains vital minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium from the bones, marrow and cartilage.
  • Useful in treating many illnesses, including digestive disorders like hyperacidity, Crohn’s, and colitis, and chronic disorders including anemia, diseases of the blood, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, and cancer.
  • Relaxes.
  • Strengthens.
  • Gives the most amazing flavor!

Cheap.  Simple.  Nutritious.  Filling.  Satisfying.  Can Feed Many.  Enjoy.

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A good basic : Crustless Quiche

Taking processed food out of the house, often means all the go-to, snack food you’re used to having around isn’t there anymore.  What’s worse than being hungry and lazy without anything easy to munch?  NOTHING.  So I’m trying to be more proactive in the kitchen … getting yummy, nutritional things made when I’ve got the time and energy, so when my useless times arrive, we’ve got things to reach for in the kitchen that will satisfy.

One of our favorite things to have around is crustless quiche.  It checks all of the boxes.   Nutritional, tastes good, fills the belly, satisfies.  And it has cheese.  We love cheese.  Another big plus is that it’s easy on the wallet.  Eating unprocessed, traditional, nutritional food here in Hong Kong is not an easy feat.  You want roast chicken without any hormones?  Almost $20 bucks.  You want eggs that come from chickens who roam free and aren’t sitting in disgusting cages with their beaks cut off?  Almost $10 US dollars!  Unfortunately, the options are few.  So it helps to find things that fill your belly without draining the cash flow.

What you’ll need

Big bag of spinach (I get this in the chinese section for super cheap.  Usually $16HKD)

6-8 eggs

1 medium onion

1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese

Sea salt

Butter

To Do

Cut/dice onion as desired.  Put a big blob of butter in a hot pan.  Grill onions over medium heat until soft.

Beat eggs in big bowel.

Grate cheese, add to eggs.

Wash spinach, wrap in dish towel, squeeze dry, rip into smaller pieces, add to eggs and cheese.

Add onions to other ingredients when done.

Add big pinch of sea salt.

Toss thoroughly.

Butter baking dish.

Add mixture and bake at 180 C for 30 minutes or until eggs are set and top is browned.

Cut into squares and serve warm.

Mix together all ingredients.

Bake at 180 C for 30 mins

Enjoy!