Gorgious winter vegetables aka ‘farty food’

If you don’t like cabbages you certainly will  have a problem during the winter season, especially in Italy. The choice is enormous.

First of all I owe you my honnest philosophy about ‘farting’. Very often patients made an appointment to discuss their -what they considered to be- medical problem or annoying symptom. Of course I first excluded real medical issues such as coeliac’s disease or real lactose intolerance (although I’m convinced that for those diseases you need confirmation by proper medical testing). Farting is really very normal and, yes, you will fart more if you eat ‘farting-provocing-food’ such as onions, cabbages, cheese, lentils,… Recently I heard on the radio someone was doing  a study about  animals and farting, and indeed certain animals do not seem to fart (but I don’t know if they eat cabbage J). Instead of being a medical problem, farting is more of a society related problem. But who am I to start a revolution about that?

Back to our recipe. For 2-3 people take 700 gr of a mixture of any kind of real winter vegetable, such as kohlrabi, black cabbage, savoy cabbage, celeriac chopped by the magimix in tiny little julienne-like pieces  Add a few chopped cloves of garlic and  a mixture of spices ( 1tsp curry powder, ½ tsp of grinded cumin, 1 tsp of cinnamon or just use raz-el-hanout witch is a perfect mixture), 3 battered eggs, 200 ml of light cream, 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley, 100 gr of grated cheese (can be a mixture), pepper and salt. If you find puff pastry light, I would prefer that one (you can always go for making dough yourself). Prebake the puff pastry by putting it in a shallow oven dish at 180° while covered with strong baking paper and dried peas or another weight. After 10 mins remove the peas and paper and dry the puff pastry in the oven for a little longer. Remove and add the mixture of vegetables, spices, eggs and cream. Finish the quiche in the oven (another 25-30 mins at 180°). This is winter!


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