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Quiche!

Last week in Youth Health Ambassadors, we baked quiche which was delicious!!!! I loved the taste, and the texture, but best of all I loved all the bell peppers we added to it. It gave it a whole new taste compared to the one we had made before, containing cheese, spinach, and tomatoes. Quiche is absolutely a great pastry to bake at home for parties or dinner because it is very easy to make and can be fun because you can make it unique every time. Sort of like an experimental dish, where you can mix all your favorite foods, bake and savor the flavor.

Our quiche contained, cheese, bell peppers, eggs, milk, salt and black pepper. The fun part was mixing them all in which was later put on the pie dish to bake. The only thing I was too nervous to do was pouring the eggs into the pie dish when it was already containing the other ingredients. I was afraid of it over flowing, which may have made it look ugly.

There isn’t anything I didn’t like about the quiche, mainly because it has become one of my favorite foods ever since I was introduced to it. They all taste great. I don’t think there can ever be “bad” quiche, “there hasn’t been a quiche I did not like”, said by the mentor of this program, Christina. It is highly true, because of the fact that you can make how you would like and add anything you want to it makes it lovable food. If we were to make quiche again, I would like to try making it with chicken in it. I wonder how that would taste.

Vegetarian Chili

Last week in Youth Health Ambassadors, we made chili which was an easy recipe and very inexpensive. It included a meat substitute (soy), pinto beans, kidney beans, green onions, chili powder and corn. What I liked about the recipe was the flavor and the amount of time it took to make, it’s a great ideal when you are with a hungry stomach. What could have made the chili better was if we had added bell peppers and maybe rice. Other than that the chili was delicious. I would consider this recipe to be a side dish or an appetizer to go with something like nachos, celery or baked potato. It’s a great recipe because it’s a quick healthy dish.

Here is the recipe:
1 15 oz can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 15 oz can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
6 oz meat substitute such as Morningstar Farms Recipe Crumbles or Lightlife Gimme Lean (both can be found at Target and many other grocery stores)
1/2 cup of water
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin powder
salt and pepper to taste

Toppings can include:
shredded cheddar cheese
chopped green onions

Mix all ingredients together and let simmer for 30 – 45 minutes. Season to taste. Top with toppings and serve hot.

Recipe makes 4-6 servings, depending on how large your bowls are.

This recipe cost us $9.60 to make because we already had the spices in our pantry.