Sunday, June 26, 2005

Weekend food blogging



After talking to a couple of people last week about Heart-healthy Spa Chicken I had to make it again myself.

I usually make a recipe as written the first time, then make changes if I like it enough to try again. I now use double the amount of black beans, and about one and a half times the salsa of the original recipe. (We like it saucy.)

I love this recipe because
1) it's easy,
2) it's healthy,
3) it's tasty,
4) it's quick to prepare (although it cooks about an hour).

You can use canned beans and salsa, or get all Martha and make everything from scratch if you've got the time.



This one is my husband's creation. You need:
deep pie shell
6 eggs
diced tomatoes
diced onion
shredded cheese
about 1/2 Cup milk
small amount ham
garlic
parsley
pepper
salt

Pre-cook the pie shell 15 - 20 min at 350 degrees. Scramble the eggs, mix with other ingredients, and pour into the shell. Cook about 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until firm.

He used about 2 slices of tomato and one slice of onion chopped up.

8 comments:

M'Zelle Jenny said...

This pie sounds tasty ! What does 'C' stand for in 1/2 C ? Cup ?

Rurality said...

Oh yes, Cup, sorry I'll fix that. An American Cup is not the same as a British Cup apparently.

In the US, one cup = 240 ml, and in Britain it's 280 ml. (In the US, 8 ounces, in the UK 10 ounces.)

I'm not sure which system Canada uses.

Rainypete said...

So much for "Real men don't eat quiche" eh? It's ok, lot of other men do too.

We meet on wednesdays in an undisclosed location for support.

Rurality said...

Hey Rainypete real men even cook quiche LOL.

Zanne said...

Oh yum. I'll have to try both recipes. I made the ultimate comfort food last night - macaroni and cheese. Been wanting to try the recipe - it's Patti LaBelle's. I ain't heart healthy anything - 5 types of cheese, butter, half and half...and the entire recipe adds up to 800 calories! But, it was wonderful!

jenni said...

That pie looks delicious. I'm going to try the recipe this weekend. I'll let ya know how it turns out.

Rurality said...

Zanne I saw that recipe - yeah heart attack waiting to happen, but yum.

Jenni it's even better if you can get your husband to make it LOL.

The Spa Chicken recipe is not exactly photogenic, but tastes good and is very filling.

Rurality said...

Recipe has moved to: http://www.alabamapower.com/recipe/spachicken.asp