Brighten up your Easter brunch table with this purple cauliflower and mushroom paleo quiche!
If you are here thinking this is blueberry pie, sorry. This is actually a delicious and savory paleo quiche made with purple cauliflower to give it a deep purple hue. I know it might look a bit crazy, but trust me: it’s SO good!
It always amazes how colorful real food can be. I’m always fascinated by tumeric and beets and how they can just change the colors of anything they touch. And did you know these deep pigments of our food actually tell us something their nutrient profile? Each color signifies different micronutrient levels that are so beneficial to include in our diets. That’s why I always try to put a variety of colors on my plate!
By the way, Easter is just around the corner and we don’t particularly celebrate it in our house since we aren’t religious, but I do enjoy the idea of this holiday. I honestly love any celebration that brings our loved ones together, and involves activities and games that everyone can join in on.
And what better way to celebrate than with healthy and delicious dishes that everyone can enjoy? I think this cauliflower and mushroom paleo quiche will be a perfect addition for this weekend’s brunch table. And if you don’t like the look of a purple quiche, you can just use regular ol’ white cauliflower instead and the flavor will be the same.
But Easter is all about beautiful colors, so why not have fun with it? I think kids will especially love it.
Hope you make this delicious paleo quiche, and have a happy and blessed Easter weekend!
Let’s be real, here. As much as my dairy-free, gluten-free self hates to admit it, pizza is the best. I’m definitely a New Yorker at heart and I do enjoy some gluten free pizza from time to time. While I’ve been working on a paleo crust for a while now (poor C is my test subject), I still haven’t found the perfect recipe. BUT, I have found the perfect substitute, which is portobello mushroom caps. They make the perfect sturdy base while adding tons of flavor as well.
This recipe is perfect if you are going low carb or on a sugar detox but still want that delicious, gooey pizza taste. The nutritional yeast gives a perfect cheesiness to the pesto without the addition of dairy, and the pepperoni gives that extra kick of flavor. However, you can customize your pizza however you want, like tomato sauce, cheese (if you aren’t dairy free), ham, pineapple, bacon, olives, onions, green peppers, even more mushooms… I really could go on for a while. The possibilities are endless!
My last recipe for you before I fly (almost) across the country to Cleveland to spend time with C’s family! I just realized that I’ve been working backwards with my Thanksgiving recipes. I went from a dessert recipe to a main dish to a side and now to this, an appetizer. Totally unintentional. I’m ending with a good one though. Can’t really go wrong with a recipe that has prosciutto in it, am I righhh?
This is another easy and quick recipe that’s a crowd favorite. You can use any kind of mushrooms that you can stem and fill. I like to use regular white or cremini mushrooms because they are bite sized and perfect for a finger food.
For those who are dairy intolerant, soaked cashews make a delicious cheese substitute. They are mild enough to flavor easily and become soft so they blend into a creamy texture.
You can eat these stuffed mushrooms hot right of the oven or at room temperature, so feel free to make this ahead of time in the morning if you need the oven space throughout the day for other dishes.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you are and whoever you are with!