The best thing about the Healthy Living Summit 2012 (so far) is receiving a big box of goodies from SUPERVALU INC. and being encouraged to get my bake-on, stat! The Summit is nearly six weeks away and, already, there’s some bonding action going on among the attendees that opted to participate in the WILD HARVEST Recipe Contest. I can’t wait to see what my blogging buds come up with, but in the meantime, this is what I’ve been working on!
The big ol’ box contained so, so many goodies! Animal crackers, granola, raisins, peanut butter, apple sauce, spices, beans, salsa. Upon opening the box, I immediately started snacking on animal crackers while brainstorming potential breakfast ideas. Moments later, Courtney warned me via Instagram that the animal crackers were no jokin’ good and to beware. It was too late, half the bag was already gone!!
The basis of the contest is to create a fun, healthy breakfast using at least three of the provided ingredients. My initial reaction was to bake some sort of protein cookie using the peanut butter, granola, and raisins. But after further thought, that recipe wouldn’t be very me. A more me recipe would be a savory, eggy breakfast.
A savory, eggy breakfast using using some of the leftover pie crust from last weekend!
FoodFash Black Bean Quiche with Mango Peach Salsa (yields 6 servings)
1 batch of your favorite pie crust
1 can of WILD HARVEST black beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch of green onions, finely sliced
2 packed tablespoons of chopped, fresh cilantro
1 cup of milk
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of WILD HARVEST cayenne pepper
salt to taste
serve with WILD HARVEST mango peach salsa
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill an uncooked pie shell with black beans, green onions, and cilantro. Add eggs, milk, cayenne pepper, and salt into a blender and blend until slightly frothy. Pour egg mixture over beans, making sure that most of the filling is covered with egg. Bake for 50 minutes, rotating quiche once mid-way through baking. Let quiche stand for 15 minutes before serving. Serve with WILD HARVEST mango peach salsa and enjoy!
Man oh man am I happy I went the savory route. The cayenne pepper adds that kick (that I find so necessary) and the mango peach salsa satisfies that sweet/salty craving that is so appropriate for brunch. And not only is this breakfast such a weekend treat, it’s also filled with loads of protein and fiber – the perfect fuel for a weekend adventure!
*SUPERVALU INC. provided the above WILD HARVEST products for free for the purpose of this blog entry and the 2012 WILD HARVEST Blogger Recipe Contest.