Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and while traditionally this holiday may be celebrated for women who have daughters and sons, it’s quite often celebrated for those who have pets, and why shouldn’t it be? It’s quite often that we hear dog owners referring to their four legged friends as furbabies, the kids or my babies. This Mother’s Day, let pets tell their Moms just how much they love her, by spending quality time together with a great meal. Lucy Postins, the founder of The Honest Kitchen – a family owned company that makes healthy, dehydrated pet foods, would like to help you do just that. She’s created a variety of nutritious recipes, some for dogs and humans alike, for her recipe book Made out of Love. Canine Quiche, is a lovely recipe for brunch with family, friends and Fido on the patio.
This dish was a huge hit with the office pups who were lucky enough to try it. You may substitute light cream for the kefir for a tastier human version.
Here are the Ingredients:
1 frozen pie crust
3 cups plain kefir
1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Â½ cup shredded fresh spinach
4 free range eggs, lightly beaten
Â¼ tsp salt
A few grinds of black pepper
â…“ cup of parmesan cheese
Â¼ cup of ground or diced beef or chicken, finely chopped
what to do
1. Preheat the oven to 400Â° F.
2. Warm the basil and kefir in a small saucepan over low heat for about 10 minutes
and set aside.
3. Heat the oil gently in a medium skillet.
4. Add in the spinach and cook until it until it just begins to stick to the pan, and then
turn off the heat.
5. Whisk together the warmed kefir, eggs, salt, pepper and cheese.
6. Add all these to the spinach, stirring gently so that everything is thoroughly combined.
7. Sprinkle the meat onto the bottom of the pie crust and cover with the whisked mixture.
8. Bake on the bottom rack for 15 minutes.
9. Transfer the dish to the middle rack of your oven, turn down the heat and bake for
another 30 minutes at 350Â°F (or until it feels firm on top).
This recipe is quite rich and should be served in
moderation. Eggs are a cooling, Yin tonic. They are
also one of the best sources of vitamin D and contain
the highest amounts of lutein and zeazanthin
when compared to 35 fruits and vegetables. These
caroteinoids can help to reduce the occurrence
of cataracts and other eye disorders.