In the interest of eating a serving or two of produce early in the day, I am experimenting with breakfast recipes. This one is inspired by an old favorite from the Sonoma Diet Cookbook, but I’ve almost doubled the amount of broccoli. Kaempferol is one of the most interesting phytonutrients found in broccoli. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, cardioprotective, neuroprotective, antidiabetic, anti-osteoporotic, estrogenic/antieestrogenic, anxiolytic, analgesic, and antiallergic properties. Now that is powerful plant medicine!
Crustless Broccoli Quiche
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
8 ounces cottage cheese
16 ounces frozen broccoli, cooked and drained
1 cup crumbed feta cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a deep pie dish with cooking spray or butter. Combine eggs, flour, garlic, pepper, and salt. Add cottage cheese, broccoli, feta, and cheddar. Spoon into pie plate. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
On day 15 of this 365 day project, I ate my daily five (including the slice of broccoli quiche you see above). Did you get yours?