Hold up. Boodles have made their way into quiches now.
For those of you unfamiliar as to what ‘Boodles’ are (and it’s not some kind of Poodle cross dog breed) – they are Butternut Squash Noodles. Boodles. See?! They’re one of the recent healthy veggie alternatives on the market, like cauliflower rice of courgette noodles (Coodles?).
Anyway, whilst doing my Sainsbury’s online shop I spied these in the New section and thought they looked tasty so snapped them up. They’re described as:
‘2 crustless harissa spiced boodles and feta quiches, made with free range british eggs and coconut oil pastry’
So they’re really going for the health/responsible eating angle with his product. The quiches also contain aubergine, which gives them a nice bite. They can be eaten cold or hot, but we chose to have them hot with some sad leftover spring greens I found lurking at the back of the fridge, and some homemade vegan Cheez (TM) that no-one really likes but needs eating.
Overall we found these quiches really, really tasty. The lack of pastry, whilst initially disappointing, makes no difference to how flavoursome these little quiches are. The layer of coconut pastry on the bottom I found a little greasy but there’s so little of it that it doesn’t really matter.
The spice level is really good too – not too overpowering – so there’s no need to worry if you’re a bit namby pamby with that sort of thing.
They only took 10 minutes to heat up in the oven, so they make a really quick, simple dinner and they have enough feta in them to please the sceptics.