Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Artists Synchroblog (June)


The Artists Synchroblog (June) – The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post every other month on the same topic, sharing our experience or perspective. On alternate months we undertake a Pinterest Project where we each take inspiration from a pinterest picture, create something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then post about it.
Welcome to my 2nd-ever Artists Synchroblog post. This month we are all supposed to pick a Pinterest project to complete and then blog about the process and outcome. We can pick any topic—art, metal, food, whatever. At first, I thought I would pick a metal project, but then I thought it might be fun to pick a food/recipe to complete instead. I mean, how many beautiful food photos have I "pinned" and NEVER even tried to cook?! A ton! 
Seeing that I'm not a cook, I chose something pretty easy to make—little mini quiches. They're a great grab-and-go morning food, they're healthy and full of veggies, and WHO can mess up breakfast, right!? :)
Here's the original pin I found on Pinterest. It links to a lovely blog called Kalyn's Kitchen®, where Kalyn shares healthy home-cooking recipes. I'm definitely going to be frequenting her blog. Click this link to visit her blog -- Kalyn's Kitchen®.
photo via Pinterest - source: Kalyn's Kitchen®

Using the idea and recipe from Kalyn's Kitchen®, I then went off on my own and altered it a bit. The fun thing is that you can add anything you want to the little mini quiches. I chose to use mushrooms, zucchini, vidalia onions, peppers (from my Hubby's garden), and FF cheese. I sautéed all the veggies in some light virgin olive oil, because I didn't want them to be too crunchy. (I might have over-done it a bit) And I added some dried chives and black pepper while cooking.


Next, I beat a dozen eggs, added a little milk and some dried chives. 




Then I spooned some of the cooked veggies into each section of a greased muffin tin, and topped each with FF cheddar cheese. Next I poured in the scrambled egg mixture to a little over 3/4 full, and stirred a little so that the veggies wouldn't all be on the bottom. 



I baked at 375 for 20 minutes, and that was that. Oh, they puffed up while baking, but settled back down after I removed them from the oven.









I think they turned out pretty good, for my first try, and I already know what I'll do differently next time. Next time I think I will get one of those fancy silicone muffin tins like Kalyn uses. I think I'll leave out the vidalia onions and use green onions instead (like she did). I'll also decrease my cook time, and I'll add a dash of salt to each muffin tin mixture before cooking. All in all, I'm calling this one a success!
A big thanks to Kalyn's Kitchen® for the great idea! And a big thanks to my Hubby for being my taste-tester/guinea pig!
As always, thanks for visiting,

To see what Pinterest projects the other Synchrobloggers chose, check out the following links:


    11 comments:

    1. Those look great Amy. I love quiches for getting rid of leftovers.

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      1. Thanks! Yeah, that's a good idea too!

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    2. I'm not really an egg fan but those look great... quiche is about as close to egg as I get and I love pepper!

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      1. Thanks! Yeah, I think I'd like to try it with all kinds of different stuff next time. But mushrooms are my fav!

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    3. I love little mini quiches- so yummy and your look great!

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      1. Thanks Pp! I bet your's would be amazing!

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    4. Oh I so love your rendition of what inspired you from Pinterest. I'm hungry now!

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      1. Thanks! I picked something really easy, because I am so NOT a cook! :)

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    5. Those look great! I might have to give them a try myself. Side question: HOW is your oven so clean??? I know that shouldn't be my focus, but there is NO WAY I could take a picture like that - even after I've cleaned it, my oven never looks that good!

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      1. Thanks Elenor! And I just had to laugh out loud about the oven question. It's called strategic cropping and Photoshop's gaussian blur!!! It's just an illusion of clean. LOL! Gotta tell my Hubby this one. :) :) :) I really hesitated to include that photo because the oven is a mess, but I so wanted to show the little quiches all poofed up. They were so cute then. :)

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