Sneak a bite for your human family, as well! If making solely for humans, feel free to substitute cream for Kefir. If Kefir is not available in your market, you can also substitute plain greek yogurt.
1 frozen pie crust
3 cups plain kefir
1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
.5 cup shredded fresh spinach
4 free range eggs, lightly beaten
.25 tsp salt
A few grinds of black pepper
.25 cup of parmesan cheese
.25 cup of ground or diced beef or chicken
Preheat the oven to 400° F.
Warm the basil and kefir in a small saucepan over low heat for about 10 minutes and set aside. Heat the oil gently in a medium skillet and add in the spinach and cook until it just begins to stick to the pan, and then turn off the heat. Whisk together the warmed kefir, eggs, salt, pepper and cheese. Add all these to the spinach, stirring gently so that everything is thoroughly combined. Sprinkle the meat onto the bottom of the pie crust and cover with the whisked mixture.
Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for 15 minutes. Transfer the dish to the middle rack, turn down the heat and bake for another 30 minutes at 350°F, or until it feels firm on top. Let cool for 1 hour and serve!
Canine Quiche© is from The Honest Kitchen book, Made out of Love, available at www.thehonestkitchen.com.
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