Gluten Free Quinoa, Eggs and Baby Spinach Mini Muffins


Gluten Free Quinoa
We’re in love with mini muffins! They’re great for showers, parties  even midday snacks! But be careful! It can get out of control pretty quick and before you know it, you’ll be munching on mini muffins all day! You can make them out of almost anything! Last night’s meat leftovers? Sure!  Duck eggs, rhea eggs, ostrich or turkey eggs? Why not? Don’t just stick to the traditional hen eggs. See what works best for you!

Being gluten free is more than a hype. Some choose it from medical reasons, other just want to keep their guts and bodies working perfectly. Gluten, which is found in most pastry and wheat based foods, is a protein whose purpose is to keep everything glued together, due to its sticky nature. The bad part is that gluten does more than keep your delicious bread together. It also creates sticky residue that sticks to your guts, blocking it from passing the digested food therefore creating blockages, bloating, constipation and creating a proper environment for yeast infections to develop.

The ingredients below could also make for a great frittata. But why not add it a smart twist? You can experiment with different types of veggies and spices, and why not, last night’s chicken leftovers! The possibilities are endless!

You will need:

  1. 4 fresh, organic eggs
  2. 1 cup quinoa
  3. 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  4. 1 cup zucchini, shredded
  5. 1 leek
  6. 2 tsp mineral, bubbly water
  7. salt, pepper to taste

Method:
This may easily be the simplest recipe in the world!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Wash the baby spinach and cut of the stems. Thinly slice the leek.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and stir with a fork. Add the water for extra fluffiness
  4. Add quinoa and let the bowl uncovered for 2 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, take out a muffin tray and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray
  6. Divide the mix equally in the tray and pop it in the oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving

Tip: Of course, if you’re not a fan of baby spinach, you can experiment with other leafy vegetables. Rucola is amazing for those courageous ones out these. Also, kale is a favorite, due to its crunchy texture. You can serve with fresh cherry tomatoes, cold cucumber salad or even olives, as long as they were not distilled in white vinegar. Experiment in your kitchen and you will see how mornings will rapidly grow on your heart!

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