We’ve all been there. You’re at a party having a great time when something you ate makes you want to high tail it out of there. Yet you just couldn’t pass on Aunt Jean’s creamy spinach dip or your BFF’s famous dulce de leche.
Don’t let dairy be the next Debbie Downer of your party. Try this Fiesta Black Bean Quiche for your next family brunch!
But wait-don’t quiches have to have some type of milk product or milk substitute?
Yes-but have you heard of the NEW milk made from special cows!?
Special cows? Do they eat glitter and make rainbow milk?
No!! These cows are naturally bred to produce only the a2 protein!
So what is this a2 protein and what does it have to do with Debbie Downers, you ask?
The a2 protein is a highly digestible protein that is the original protein cows were born to produce in their milk. Cows long ago began making milk with just one type of protein, the a2 protein. Many years ago cows somehow formed a genetic mutation in their milk to create both the a1 and a2 proteins. Yet all other mammals’ milk contains only the a2 proteins! No wonder breast milk is so amazing!
The a1 protein is known to be the main cause of stomach discomfort and digestive issues in people that most will mistake for lactose intolerance. There is also some recent findings that most typical milks may increase the risk of diabetes and other health problems.
The a2 Milk Company™ founded in New Zealand found a way to fix this problem and began breeding cows that naturally produced only the a2 protein-“nothing added and nothing taken away”.
They sell only the best milk at these locations (check out this Product Locator and find it for only $4.49 per half gallon!). You can even get a coupon here: a2 Milk® $1 Off Coupon. And you can stock up because this milk has a very long refrigerator shelf life too! The carton I bought in April lasts until the end of May, though we both know I will have used it up in my cooking by then!
And yes, it is REAL milk! My husband keeps asking me, is it real milk? Yes, honey, it is real milk and it is BETTER for you! And you can be sure you are getting the purest milk due to The a2 Milk Company’s™ quality control system.
I love the dedication this company has to making us feel good about their product. Every question and answer you need is on their website. You can even follow them on Twitter or Facebook and get recipes on Pinterest.
And while you are checking out a2 Milk®‘s site, be sure the print out this recipe! It’s loaded with zesty vegetables with a salsa twist and nourishing black beans. And it’s not overly fatty as it is not loaded down with cheese or a greasy pie crust. Just fresh produce, a2 Milk® and a touch of flour. Yummy!
Fiesta Black Bean Quiche
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Number of servings: 8
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1 cup diced fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 14 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 large white onion, sliced
- 2 jalapenos, sliced (seeded optional)
- 5 green onion with chives
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- 5 large eggs
- 1 cup a2 Milk®
- 1 large avocado, sliced into 8 slices
- Preheat your oven to 375F. Prep the vegetables.
- In a skillet, heat 2 tsp vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the jalapenos and green onions. Cook until vegetables are tender but still bright green, about 3 minutes more. Stir in the drained black beans and roasted tomatoes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and seasonings. Whisk to combine. Crack in the eggs and pour in the a2 Milk®. Whisk carefully until the mixture is completely blended. Spoon the vegetables into a 9″ greased spring form, pie or tart pan. Carefully pour the egg and a2 Milk® over the vegetables.
- Place in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool about 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with sliced avocados.
Enjoy this at your next Cinco de Mayo brunch while you brag about awesome this milk is!