Good food on a time budget

I quite enjoy cooking. I wouldn’t say I’m a culinary genius, but I like to cook something nice every now and then. 

This is one of my favourite times of year for cooking because there is wild garlic growing everywhere. I remember loving the smell of it as a child but being told it wasn’t edible. 

These days, I am rather more aware of its culinary uses. It has an appearance and texture like spinach and offers similar health benefits. And yet it gives any dish a lovely, subtle garlic flavour. 

Hence I’d decided to cook with it this weekend before I realised how overrun with work I was. So I cheated a bit and made something really simple that benefits from wild garlic. 

I bought some puff pastry and made a cheese, caramelised onion and wild garlic quiche. I used my new Ozeri Green Earth pan to caramelise the onions. 

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I hate cleaning the pan after making caramelised onions, so a good non-stick pan is a must. As you may know from this post though, I’m trying to avoid nasty stuff at the moment. And believe it or not, non-stick pans are infamous for being coated in nasty chemicals. 

This pan has no harmful chemicals and yet you hardly need any oil. The patterns on the surface aid the non-stick properties and its ceramic surface is also more resistant to scratches. 

And my caramelised onions that are usually welded on after cooking just wiped off when I’d finished. Perfect. 

As for my cheats quiche, I popped the caramelised onions onto the puff pastry on a quiche tray. I put some mixed herbs in with the eggs and beat them with a tiny bit of milk before pouring them into the pastry.

I grated the cheese and popped it on the top before putting it in the oven. 

I then went back upstairs to carry on working for about ten minutes, before realising I’d completely forgotten the wild garlic – the whole reason I was cooking in the first place. 

So, I cut it into small pieces and shoved it into the top of the quiche. I then cooked it for another couple of minutes and served it with home made sweet potato chips.

2015-04-26 18.42.03 Please note, I was sent the Green Earth pan from Ozeri for the purpose of a review. It is also worthy of note that I do cook proper food for my children, this just wasn’t one of those days. And if you are concerned about the fact that there was a small amount of wine left in each bottle in the above photo, please don’t be. It’s gone now. 



  1. Megan - truly madly kids
    April 27, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Delicious looking quiche and love the wine comment 😉

    • monsterid April 27, 2015 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you Megan – if I’m honest the wine was the delicious part 😉

  2. April 29, 2015 / 7:09 am


  3. April 30, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    Phew!! Was worried about the wine for a minute then! Good thing you mentioned it 😉 lol
    Looks lovely although gotta love that you forgot the garlic

    • monsterid April 30, 2015 / 10:45 pm

      Yeah, I’m an idiot 😉 tasted good in the end though!

  4. monsterid April 30, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    Thank you Jessie, it doesn’t last long in our house 😉

  5. May 13, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    Sounds tasty and I’m liking the sound of that pan too 🙂 I use Ozeri’s home health products but haven’t tried anything from their kitchen range.

    • monsterid May 13, 2015 / 5:28 pm

      Hi Lisa, we also have some of their home health products, I always find them to be good quality and haven’t broken anything yet, which is always a good sign!x

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