Spiced pumpkin, cranberry & goat cheese tarte flambée


Delicious & easy fall food as a starter to share or a 1-person dinner

I just love to make tarte flambée. I swear, I could make & eat it almost every single night, because it’s quick and easy to make and simply delicious.

It’s (almost) pizza, has an amazingly crispy bottom that only takes 3 minutes to prepare, you can top it with anything you like and baking time is 10 minutes, which makes it incredibly quick.

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Aromatic baby spinach, grape and gorgonzola quiche

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Comfort food quiche for cold & grey fall days

The weather has been cold and grey lately, so I’ve been looking for something with some stronger flavors. Also, I really love baking things when it’s cold outside, because the oven warms up the whole apartment, it smells delicious and since I admittedly make a mess in the kitchen while cooking it’s good to have time to fix that 😛

Since I’ve been going around the countryside and seen amazing grapes I decided I should integrate them into a recipe. And what fits better to grapes than cheese (and walnuts)?

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Fish Lorraine

Fish Lorraine

A new interpretation of the most famous quiche

First recipe in almost two months!!
I found a new and very cool flat mate (Pablo, he’s Spanish) recently and between moving stuff around, going to Ikea and a bit of a rough patch in terms of motivation and creativity time has been flying. Can you believe it’s Christmas in two months?? Crazy!!

Anyway, I’m back and after a burst of creativity (I mean it, I literally sat there around a week ago and suddenly around 10 recipe ideas hit me out of nowhere!! :D). So now I’m busy cooking and trying all these things) I’m incredibly excited about this recipe.

We all know the classic quiche Lorraine, but I wanted to give the whole idea of Lorraine a new spin. Quiche Lorraine is delicious, but not exactly healthy. Also, making pastry, blind baking etc. just takes FOREVER! This is why this recipe is great! You have a potato base, so no mixing stuff together, kneading, cooling, blind baking etc., which is also healthier and saves time. Also, I think it’s a really nice way of preparing fish (kids will love it!) aaaaaaand last but not least you have this amazing Lorrain flavor 🙂 Hidden with the fish you’ll also discover this hint-of-lemon flavor that I find great.

Now, to call this dish outright healthy might be a bit of a stretch due to all the cheese in it. However, it features lean protein from eggs and fish, omega-3 fatty acids and good carbs (=potatoes). And while it is true that sour cream and cheese contain quite a bit of fat, they are also high in protein and contain lots of calcium, vitamin D, potassium and magnesium. Last but not least, bacon just makes (almost) every dish more delicious 😉
So if you are looking for a way to make this dish almost super healthy, I suggest to serve if with a nice veggie salad containing tomatoes, avocado, bell pepper etc. 🙂

Sounds convincing? Great – let’s get this cooking!

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