Individual spinach artichoke quiches cooked inside portabella mushroom caps for a festive low carb, gluten-free meal. This post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market and Kitchen PLAY.
Holiday entertaining can be both incredibly fun and incredibly stressful. I am the sort of person who has grandiose plans for every holiday get together, spending months envisioning all the delectable dishes I will make that will have my family and friends oohing and aahing. But as the date draws nearer, reality sets in and I begin to see the need to scale back on those plans. After all, the whole point of a get together is to enjoy each other’s company, not to spend time fretting over the elaborate spread of food.
One thing I have learned is that there is no shame in taking shortcuts when you are the hostess. I daresay that smart shortcuts are actually the key to any hostess’s success. Knowing you can pick up a few great prepared items, give them a wave of your magic wand, and make it look like you did everything from scratch is what helps keep you sane on the big day.
For years now, I’ve been living in an area that was Whole Foods-less, the nearest one being a good 30 minute drive away (in good traffic). But within the last 4 months, two beautiful new Whole Foods have opened close to me and I am thankful that they opened in time for the holiday season. Because when it comes to prepared foods that you can pass off as homemade, Whole Foods does it right. For the Buy Some, Make Some event with Whole Foods Market and Kitchen PLAY, we were asked to use some Whole Foods products to show how you can make your life a little easier when entertaining this holiday season.
The idea for these little quiches made with Whole Foods Spinach Artichoke Dip and cooked in Portabella mushroom caps actually came to me in a dream. Weird but true. I’d seen quiches cooked in mushroom caps at another event and thought it such a fantastic idea for a healthy, gluten-free blogger such as myself. And since I’ve been eyeing many of the goodies at my brand-spankin’ new Whole Foods store, it somehow entered my sub-conscious to use their prepared dips as the mix-in for the quiches. I have to say, it worked rather brilliantly. Apparently I not only dream about food all day, I dream about it at night too.
These individual quiches are perfect for a holiday brunch or cut into quarters as an appetizer. You could also use crimini mushroom caps and make them into little bite-sized quiches. And feel free to play with the filling. The Caramelized Onion Dip from Whole Foods would make an excellent filling as well.
Check out all the great holiday ideas from the Whole Foods Market Holiday Guide. They even have online ordering to make your life that much easier! And be sure to check out the other great Buy Some, Make Some recipes on the Kitchen PLAY site to get great ideas for holiday entertaining.
Also join us for a Holiday Twitter Party on December 10th at 7pm EDT. You could win one of 10 Whole Foods Gift Cards valued at $50 each! Register here and use the hashtag #wfmholiday. https://kpwfmholiday2.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kitchen PLAY and Whole Foods Market. As always, all opinions, thoughts, recipes, ideas, random tangents and incoherent ramblings are my own.