February 17th is National Random Act of Kindness Day, but we don’t think the celebration should be limited to just one day a year. Sometimes we hear stories from our home freeze dryer community about how they’ve used their freeze dryers to perpetrate Random Acts of Kindness, or to help their friends and neighbors by sharing their stash of freeze dried food. For example, sometimes cooking a nutritious meal is the last thing a busy parent wants to do, and sometimes it’s just the thing an elderly person needs. Whether you’re celebrating on February 17th or any other day of the year, sharing a warm, nutritious meal is an easy Random Act of Kindness.
We love sharing quiche. It’s nutritious, it’s easily adapted for vegetarians, and it’s easy to re-hydrate. And, making a quiche with freeze dried eggs is easier than you think.
Here’s our favorite nutritious, crowd-pleasing quiche recipe:
Squash and Mozzarella Quiche
- 1 pie crust – make your own or use a store-bought pie crust.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups sliced green or yellow squash (fresh or freeze dried)
- 2 cups sliced zucchini (fresh or freeze dried)
- 1/4 cup diced shallots
- 1 tablespoon chopped thyme (fresh or freeze dried)
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Black pepper to taste
- 6 tbs raw egg powder + 6 Tbs water = 3 whole eggs
- 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (fresh or freeze dried)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Saute squash, zucchini and thyme in olive oil for four minutes
- Whisk together milk, salt, pepper and egg powder and water in a bowl until blended
- Layer sauteed squash on bottom, sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese, then pour in milk mixture
- Bake for 45 minutes
- When cool, cut into squares