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Yes – we know what you might be thinking! Kefir, in a quiche? Why, it actually tastes quite good and lends a creamy texture! We are loving this new discovery here at Tiny Green Mom, and decided to share our recipe. Yum!

For those sensitive to dairy, Redwood Hill Farm makes Goat Milk Kefir that is absolutely delicious!

Tiny Green Mom’s Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Kefir Quiche

Ingredients

2 Wholly Wholesome pie crusts

1 yellow bell pepper

2 zucchini

2 tsp. freshly chopped dill

10 cage-free, organic eggs

1 cup organic shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup Redwood Hill Farm Goat Milk Kefir

Freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Unwrap pie shells, place on baking sheet, and poke tiny holes with a fork in crusts. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the crusts begin to brown.

While crusts are baking, dice and chop the chosen vegetables, set aside. In separate bowl, break the eggs, and add the cheese and kefir. Stir and set aside.

Once crusts are ready, take them out of the oven. Place half of the vegetable mixture in the bottom of each crust, and pour 1/2 of the egg, cheese and kefir mixture over the top of each quiche. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and a pinch more fresh sill on the top of each one, if desired.

Turn oven to 350 degrees F, and place the quiches in the oven once more. Bake for 40-45 more minutes. Remove from oven, place on cooling racks, and let sit for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

We are big fans of Wholly Wholesome at Tiny Green Mom, and this traditional pecan pie can be made with a spelt or gluten-free crust this season, so everyone can enjoy it!

Aunt Bonnie’s Pecan Pie

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Sugar (“Mom” prefers organic sugar or Stevia in the Raw)
1 Cup Corn Syrup
4 Tablespoons Butter (“Mom” prefers organic)
3 Eggs, beaten lightly (“Mom” prefers organic, cage-free eggs)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1 9-inch Wholly Wholesome Pie Shell (White, Whole Wheat, Spelt, Gluten Free)
2 Cups broken pecans (broken into small pieces)
60 whole pecan halves for the topping

Preparation

Combine sugar and syrup in a fry pan over a medium heat for 5 minutes
Melt butter into mixture
Set aside to cool (if you’re in a rush, put the pan on a bed of ice in the sink)
Preheat oven to 400 deg F.
Once cooled, add eggs, salt and vanilla
Fill pie shell w/broken pecans
Pour syrup mixture over pecans until it’s just below the rim
Arrange pecan halves on top starting with the largest pecans around the outside in a circle and using progressively smaller pecan halves as you circles move towards the center. Be sure to save some nice small ones for the center.
Place on a piece of foil on top of a cookie sheet and place in the oven
Reduce oven to 350 deg F. and bake for 50 minutes or until pecans are nicely toasted, but not burnt.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Wholly Wholesome.*

Organic summer snacking at its’ sweetest this 4th of July! For those seeking healthier alternatives to traditional pies, ice cream, and other goodies this holiday, pair gluten-free, vegetarian Organicville Ice Cream with Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie from Wholly Wholesome! These two desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth after all of the corn on the cob and other grilled foods you may be enjoying over the holiday weekend.

Organicville’s new line of certified organic, creamy ice creams is made with skim milk and cream from small organic dairy farms. Available in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and mint, all four varieties are gluten- free, egg-free, vegetarian and kosher. “Mom” can’t believe how rich and full of flavor the vanilla ice cream tastes – hard to believe it is made from skim milk!

Organicville’s new organic ice cream products are available in pint size (473mL) containers at major supermarket chains nationwide, or online at www.OrganicvilleFoods.com.

Vegans’ rejoice! This Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie from Wholly Wholesome features all of the spices and smooth pumpkin flavor you want in a pumpkin pie, but is made without eggs & dairy. Instead, tofu puree is blended with for the same consistency. For those who shun the use of tofu – give this pie a chance! You won’t even notice that the eggs and milk are missing!

To learn more about Wholly Wholesome’s line of delectable, healthy desserts & breads, or to locate a store near you, visit whollywholesome.com.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Mom” is in LOVE with these soft, chewy and (almost) homemade cookies from Wholly Wholesome! Typically, “Mom” bakes a batch of her own homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with whole wheat flour, and as a rule, eschews anything pre-packaged or pre-made, especially cookies. But, she gave these a whirl and oh my! What a treat! Just preheat the oven, open the box, place the already perfectly formed dough on the cookie sheet, and 14 minutes later – fresh, warm and amazingly chewy cookies are ready! Yes, it is as simple as that!

Not only are the cookies ridiculously easy to make, but Wholly Wholesome uses 70% Organic ingredients. The cookies contain absolutely no preservatives, artificial ingredients, hydrogenated oils, or other additives, as well! What are the ingredients in these little blissful bites?

Ingredients

Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Raisins, Unsalted Butter, Organic Wheat Flour, Eggs, Molasses, Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, and Pure Vanilla Extract.

Plain and simple – ingredients you can pronounce and that are nutritious, as well. “Mom” loves that they use organic whole wheat flour! (Don’t worry, the cookies aren’t heavy – they are light and fluffy!)

To learn more about Wholly Wholesome products, to locate a retailer near you, or to purchase online, visit whollywholesome.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Quiche – it never gets old around “Mom’s” house! This light and fresh recipe courtesy of Wholly Wholesome is especially tasty with the addition of feta cheese! Ready in 45 minutes – it also freezes well if you want to make a double recipe!

Vegetable Feta Quiche

Ingredients

1 Wholly Wholesome Organic Pie Shell

1 Cup Diced Onion (1 medium onion)

5oz Package of Wegmans Organic Baby Spinach

1 Red Bell Pepper, diced

1 1/4 Cup (6oz) of Organic Feta Cheese, crumbled

4 Wegmans Organic Eggs

1 Cup Organic Half & Half (“Mom” uses Silk Soymilk Plain Creamer)

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Black Pepper to taste

Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 375°.

Thaw pie crust and keep in the refrigerator.

Heat a frying pan with a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Cook diced onion on med-high heat 2 minutes, add diced red pepper, cook about 1 minute more until vegetable are soft. Remove from pan.

Add spinach to the hot pan and cook until wilted. Set aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt, and half & half.

In the pie shell spread out the vegetables and crumbled cheese. Sprinkle with pepper.

Place pie shell on baking sheet and pour egg mixture over the other ingredients.

Bake until filling is set, about 45 minutes.

*Recipe and image courtesy of whollywholesome.com*

Petite and nutritious, Wholly Wholesome Mini Pocket Breads are just 100 delicious calories per serving! Great for making sandwiches, dipping in hummus, spreads, or just extra virgin olive oil & herbs, “Mom” is lovin’ these teeny pocket breads!

Why choose Wholly Wholesome? Offered in Classic White or Whole Wheat, the Mini Pocket Breads contain no hydrogenated fats or oils, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, additives, refined sugars, or bleached flour. Just all-natural, 70% organic, and wholesome ingredients that you can pronounce! Fluffy and light, they hit the spot without being overly filling.

What did “Mom” make with the Mini Pocket Breads?

Delicious Shredded Cheese Melt

Ingredients

Shredded Cheese, any variety

Wholly Wholesome Classic White or Whole Wheat Pocket Bread

Fresh Sliced Tomatoes

Preparation

Cut pocket bread in half and open pocket. Stuff shredded cheese in pocket along with the tomatoes. Place sandwich on a panini press or in a toaster oven for 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

To learn more about Wholly Wholesome products, or to locate a retailer near you, visit Wholly Wholesome.

*Company generously provided samples, images and recipe for this review.*