Birthday brunch and bicycling

We filled my birthday weekend with delicious food and nice (if warmer than my ideal) biking.

We transformed a large Swiss chard harvest into this Quinoa and Kale Swiss Chard Crustless Quiche that I saw on One Hot Stove a few weeks ago, with a side of broiled asparagus to round out the meal.

I doubled the recipe and made two quiches — relatively easy and seriously delicious, all three of us devoured our pieces and went back for seconds.  Matthew said it reminded him of a grown-up take on broccoli-rice casserole.

Good thing Sir likes grown-up food!

For my birthday, I requested chocolate pudding cake, and Matthew executed perfectly (recipe coming later this week).

Later in the day, Sir headed out to Grandma’s for a sleep-over, and we pedaled eight sweaty miles (that I wouldn’t have traded for eight air-conditioned car miles) . . .

Tasty vegan food

. . . to Dinner & Bikes.*

Reflecting the flash

With the sun setting and shadows lengthening, our return ride was a bit cooler, and we further cooled things off with some frozen yogurt.

Despite reading about them for well over a year on other foodie blogs, this was my first trip through a self-serve fro-yo and topping bar — a fun ending to a fun day!


*More on the event in a later post.


  1. Nupur says:

    Belated happy birthday! So glad you enjoyed that delicious greens and quinoa quiche.

    1. Melissa @ HerGreenLife says:

      Thanks for the wishes and for sharing the recipe. It worked very nicely with the Swiss chard and the cheese I had on hand (a creamy Havarti which I subbed for the cream cheese and a Gouda and an aged Swiss which I grated and used in place of the cheddar).

  2. Happy belated birthday!! So many good eats 🙂 I am getting hungry!

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