Kale, Mushroom & Swiss Pie

This smells the whole house up delicious! Serve with a soup or salad for a very filling meal.

For the filling:
Reserve 1 1/2 Cups shredded swiss or guerrier cheese

1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 bunch kale, washed well and chopped
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
3 TB olive oil
1 TB crushed red pepper flakes
salt to taste (I use about 1 TB)

Put everything together in a saute pan on medium, except the cheese. Stir to coat veggies in oil and seasonings. Let wilt. Stir occasionally. Cook until onions are completely translucent. Cook off excess liquid.

Crust:
3 C brown rice flour
1/3 C olive oil
4 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
splash rice milk

Mix all dough ingredients together very well. If your eggs are very large or have very large yolks, they may be moist enough to pull dough together without milk. Dough should be soft but hold a ball.

1. Press dough into pie plate or casserole dish.
2. Sprinkle 1/2 C cheese onto crust
3. Spread 1/2 vegetable mixture over cheese
4. Sprinkle 1/2 C cheese over veggies
5. Spread the remaining veggies over cheese layer
6. Top with remaining 1/2 C cheese

Bake 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes until crust is golden and puffed up.

French Onion Fondue

This will kick up your veggie or relish tray in a big way. Hot dips are perfect for winter entertaining and the sharp cheese flavors in this one pair nicely with winter wines.

2 yellow onions, diced
3 TB butter
1 Cup beef broth
16 oz cream cheese
6 oz swizz cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Caramelize onions in butter over medium heat. When onions are GBD (golden brown delicious), stir in broth 2 TB at a time. Deglaze the pan and allow the broth to reduce. Allow to reduce by half. Stir in cheeses and reduce heat to low. Stir well to incorporate.

Dip can be served immediately or covered and stored in the fridge up to 5 days until your party. To re heat, pop in the oven with the rest of your party spread until bubbly. Also great served in a chaffing dish to maintain temperature. A warmed serving dish will keep dip very soft for about 2 hours.

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