quiche4I am pretty confident I have the best mom in the world. Sorry to those other moms out there, but it is so true.
My mom is gentle and generous and kind. She puts others above herself-almost to a fault.
In addition to still parenting my teenage siblings, she is a full time professor and gives all her extra time to volunteering in the inner city.
She’s famous for writing us “love letters” for every holiday, telling us every way in which we are special.
I have felt loved beyond belief ever day of my 37 years thanks to my mom.

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom! I can only aspire to be as kind as you are someday…

 We were often short on money, but never on attention or adoration or laughter.
I think she reminds everyone who is blessed by her presence to speak their truth.
I know she taught my siblings and me that love was colorblind by watching her unabashed compassion for humanity regardless of race, sexual orientation, or tax bracket.
I hope I pass this wisdom on to my own children and  that they always feel as cared for as I have.
A Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom and to all you Loves out there!
I hope you feel absolutely blessed and special on your special day.

Skinnier Quiche Lorraine (Serves 5-6)
4 slices of nitrate free bacon* (Find out why is important to go nitrate free.)
3 eggs
1/2 cup of fat free half and half
1/2 cup fat free milk
1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg, salt, and pepper
3 wedges of Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss
1/4 cup low-fat 4 Italian Cheese (shredded)
1 cup chopped kale
3/4 cup chopped green onions

Here’s What You Do:
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cook the slices of bacon over medium heat until done. Drain the bacon and wipe the pan, saving a tiny bit of the oil in the pan for flavor only. (To remove extra fat, wrap the bacon in a paper towel to absorb the remaining oil).Add the green onions stirring for about a minute. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs with the half and half and the milk. Stir in the wedges of Laughing Cow really using your fork to blend it well and then whisk in the seasonings.Add the kale to the pan along with some salt and pepper. As soon as the kale starts wilting, remove the pan from the heat. Spray a pie pan with non-stick spray (preferably organic) and then stir the vegetables and bacon (chopped) into the egg mixture to coat.Add everything to the pie pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top starts turning a golden brown and the egg sets. (If  you like a very golden top  you can also broil it for the last minute.)

*Feel free to sub in turkey bacon if you like. I went with real bacon that was nitrate free since the version I chose was only 2 grams of fat more than the turkey one and packs a bunch more flavor.

Serve it with a great salad like this Arugula, Shaved Parmesan and Mushroom one.

This “Special Occassion Salad” is pretty great too.

You choose 😉

Want to serve a sweet treat for Mother’s Day?

This Baked French Toast Casserole is fabulous!
And even better with a side of these Skinnier Cheesy Potatoes


  1. Aggie says:

    Your mom sounds so special!! Happy Mother’s Day to both of you!!

    This quiche looks amazing. Making me hungry :)

  2. What a sweet post about your mom! My mom would love this quiche!

  3. What a great menu for Mother’s Day! This will be my first so I’m going to bake like nobodies business! :) Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  4. What beautiful words describing your mother, you are blessed. This quiche looks fabulous, too.

  5. I want this.

  6. What a sweet post- and all the food ideas look delicious!

  7. Lina says:

    Just found your blog.
    …. And now I’m hungry… 😉

  8. Such a lovely post dedicated to your Mom – I hope you both had a fabulous Mother’s Day! This quiche looks so scrumptious!

  9. This looks amazing!! Laughing Cow cheese wedges are awesome. I need to make this, but use a vegetarian “bacon.’ I think it will be quite tasty :).

  10. I think I need this for breakfast tomorrow!!!

  11. Happy Mother’s Day. I would totally devour this right now

  12. Kelsea says:

    Just found your blog and am so excited to try some of the recipes:)

  13. Deborah says:

    I adore quiche and love that this is a lighter version!

  14. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Your mom sounds wonderful :)
    That quiche looks delicious, I’d love to try it!

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