Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Crustless Broccoli Cheddar Quiche + book #giveaway from author @DarylWoodGerber


Happy Holidays!

Are you having fun putting up decorations, baking, 
making lists and checking them twice?

Well, take a break. Today is for you!



Leave a comment below with your email, and I'll pick a winner in a few days. 

In the meantime...



From Daryl aka Avery: 

You all know how much I adore cheese and how much I adore quiche. I don't, however, adore the calories of a pie crust. I adore the FLAVOR!  But there are times, like when we're approaching the holidays and know that we're going to have more calories to consume - delicious, wonderful, sweet and savory calories - that we need something that's a little lighter. This is it!

I tweaked this recipe from Martha Stewart's recipe by using fresh broccoli and Kerrygold Dubliner Cheddar. She used frozen broccoli and some other Cheddar. I like fresh and I ADORE Kerrygold. 

This takes no time at all, which is a good thing because you're probably baking as you read this. Or you are in the grocery store viewing your cell phone. Or you are wrapping something. Or maybe you want to pull out your hair and scream Fa-la-la at the top of your lungs.

Breathe. (My favorite chant.) This is EASY to make. It works for dinner or brunch or lunch. And it keeps well so if you make four and only eat one, you can eat the other three over the next three days. How perfect is that??


CRUSTLESS BROCCOLI CHEDDAR QUICHE

2 tablespoons butter, for ramekins
1 ½ cups broccoli, cooked, cooled and coarsely chopped
6 large eggs
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon each, coarse salt and ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces) * I used Kerrygold Dubliner Cheddar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter four 8-ounce ramekins (or a 9-inch pie dish); set aside.

Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Trim broccoli and cut off florets (heads). Add broccoli florets to water. Cook 2-3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a cutting board, and chop coarsely.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in broccoli and cheese.


Place ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet. Using a ladle, distribute broccoli mixture evenly into ramekins.


Bake until golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.




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Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
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90 comments:

  1. Yummy Looks good! trece46@comcast.net

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  2. Fabulous crustless quiche recipe! And both books sound fabulous, especially For Cheddar Or Worse. EMS591@aol.com

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  3. I am totally going to try this! A dairy brand near me offers fat free half & half and it's never failed me yet -so I am going to try it in this recipe :) Thank you for the recipe and chance to win!
    TeacupsAndLipstick@gmail.com

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  4. Looks delicious and so easy - and fewer calories. Yes to the Kerrygold Dubliner Cheddar! Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  5. Just a few more gifts to wrap and a couple gift cards to buy. Christmas is coming together. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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    1. Mine, too. But it does seem endless sometimes. LOL ~ Daryl

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  6. lOOKS SO GOOD I am going to try this recipe. thanks for the recipe and a chance to win.

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  7. I've been wanting to find an easy, healthier quiche recipe than using my calorie laden standby! I'm definitely making this soon! You can excuse me from the contest since I already have your books...I just wanted to say thank you for the recipe.

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    1. Enjoy! And thanks, Kim, for all the support. ~ Daryl

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  8. I am making this for dinner today! Thank you for the giveaway!debprice60@gmail.com

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  9. What an delectable dish. Looks so easy and enticing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Perfect breakfast! Got everything on hand. It has all our faves. Thank you!! And thank you for a chance to get one of your books. Sooner. Rather than later. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc ((dot) com

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    1. That's what I love about quiche. It's good for ANY meal. ~ Daryl

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  11. amy guillaume lindermanDecember 7, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    i've done all my decorating, but have not started shopping. mmmm my kids would love this recipe!! aelinderman@sbcglobal.net

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  12. I copied the recipe to my Pinterest page AND posted the giveaway to a separate one under giveaways.

    I'm going to try the recipe but I'll be using my 8x8 Pyrex pan and just use a bit less egg and broccoli. Yes I want to be entered in the giveaway. I love your books so owning more of them would be fantastic. NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Nora! I'm sure that will work fine for this recipe! Enjoy.

      ~ Daryl

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  13. I don't eat cheese much since I'm lactose intolerant but I enjoy reading your books.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Sandy, sorry about being lactose intolerant. I hope you can use a pill here and there to enjoy cheese. hard cheeses (like this) are better for LI people, I've heard. ~ Daryl

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  14. I love quiche but I'm the only one in the family
    who does. Your recipe sounds delicious.
    thanks for sharing it.
    Mary Lou at txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Try to change their mind. Call this "souffle." LOL

      ~ Daryl

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  15. I love quiche! My husband just froze broccoli he picked on a neighbor's farm. Now I know a new way to use it! cheers@Marjimmanor.com

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  16. I love quiche!! I often don't eat the crust, so this is peeerfect... And your books? They are delicious, too, always sending me off to explore a new cheese.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  17. This is so funny as hubby was making hamburgers last night so he bought brocolli and cheese soup from a gas station that has a lot of ready made food to buy. I thought the gesture was so nice but the soup just was nasty at first bite so i am going to give him this and I am sure it will taste 100% better than what he brought home. Thank you for the chance to read and review one of your books. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  18. It seems like I'm always watching my calories, so I'm going to try this recipe. I think I'll cut it in half so I don't have too many leftovers. Please enter me in your contest---I love your books.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  19. These quiches sound & look so good. Thanks for the chance.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. The quiche sounds yummy. Hoping to win, thanks for the chance. donk212112@aol.com

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  21. The quiche sounds yummy. Hoping to win, thanks for the chance. donk212112@aol.com

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  22. This recipe is yummy. I omitted the half and half. I used noon fat milk.
    pstewart426@gmail.com

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  23. What a tasty win-win dish. Our family love creamy broccoli - cheddar soup and a broccoli puff my mother in law makes but this sounds easy enough to do in a pinch.

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  24. Whoops, I forgot my e-mail. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Broccoli and cheese is such a great combo. I will write this recipe down. Thanks!
    Pat
    patdupuy@yahoo.com

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  26. Easy and delish! I'd love to win either book-or both!

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    1. Hi, Martha. Thanks for stopping by. ~ Daryl

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  27. Your quiche looks wonderful! I have never eaten quiche but your recipe makes me want to give it a try. Thank you for the recipe and a chance to win a book! crossxjo @hotmail. com

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    1. Crossxjo - quiche truly is just eggs and cheese and something more. Fun stuff. ~ Daryl

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  29. Really enjoyed your live broadcast last weekend! Will have to try some new recipes. I've managed to sneak quiche onto the dinner table and my husband loved it. colleenbyrne6@gmail.com

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    1. So glad you joined in! I love doing them. ~ Daryl

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  30. How yummy is that?!
    I think I'll save a little of the cheese to sprinkle over the tops.

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  31. looks good. I'll try it whne I return from my trip.
    Thanks for the opportunity. kckendler at gmail dot com

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  32. Can't wait to try your recipe. And thanks for a chance to win one of your books.
    elainehroberson at gmail dot com

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  33. Aah this recipe sounds awesome. Thanks for the chance to win one of your books. I would be happy �� with any. gaeagon@gmail.com

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  34. Individual crustless quiches looks like a great idea for a brunch or lunch. Really enjoy your books. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I love crust less quiche. I agree that Kerrygold Dubliner Cheddar is the best cheddar. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  36. Mmmm, tasty!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  37. I cannot wait to try this. Right up my alley. scoobyvicki57@gmail.com

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  38. That quiche is right up my alley. Oh, I still need Grilling the Subject!
    I hope everyone is enjoying a Happy and safe holiday season.
    konecny7@gmail.com

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  39. An avid reader and today a recipe! What fun I am having as the snow falls gently on my deck. Reading/Eating. Yup.

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    1. Gently falling snow is nice! Enjoy. ~ Daryl

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  40. Love this recipe idea. I can tweak it several different ways. I was thinking cauliflower instead of or with broccoli. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love Grilling The Subject. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Cauliflower would be perfect, Doward. Enjoy. ~ Daryl

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  41. It looks really good but I've never been able to eat quiche... to rich for me. But, I have no problem reading books!
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Linda, someone noted above that they already made it with light milk and it turned out great. Just a thought... ~ Daryl

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  42. Thanks for recipe - will need to try!
    parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  43. Thanks for the recipe, especially because it's gluten-free. Those of us with Celiac so often get left out of the holiday fun!

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    1. Terry, you know how I am about celiac, too. Enjoy! ~ Daryl

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  44. I can't wait to try your recipe out! Broccoli and Cheddar cheese looks like a good comfort food! Especially when you live in the North East! vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  45. I love quiche, cheese, and broccoli!
    I would love to win this giveaway!
    lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  46. Yum this looks scrumptious and no crust so would fit into my gluten free diet. Thanks for the recipe.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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    1. That's one of the reasons I do these recipes, Deb. Enjoy! ~ Daryl

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  47. Hi, all. The winner of this giveaway is Kathleen Kendler. Congrats! I'll be in touch. ~ Daryl

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