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The breakfasts and tea goodies were delicious - love the organic ingredients, too.

Best Santa Fe Bed & Breakfast experience thus far! Great breakfasts and munchies in the afternoon. Beautiful courtyard and rose garden.

The food you served for breakfast each morning was outstanding.

Food & Recipes

Santa Fe Cuisine
No Southwest vacation is complete without delicious food. In the morning, savor the aroma of fresh-ground, locally-roasted organic coffee and just-baked muffins as you snuggle in bed just a few moments more. Our breakfast entrees focus on southwestern recipes, using local, natural and organic products. All dishes are vegetarian, with bacon or breakfast meats served on the side. The Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast makes a special effort accommodate those seeking a healthy, organic and vegetarian bed & breakfast.

Our generous breakfasts feature a hot entree of either a sweet or savory nature. The week's menu is varied to include a Southwestern Frittata, Blueberry Stuffed French Toast, our Southwestern Breakfast Burrito, Blue Corn Pinon Waffles or other delights that change daily. Accompany your hot entrée with our homemade breads and special granola, muesli, fresh fruit salad, whole grain breads and yogurt.

When word of our cuisine spread to the food editor of The Santa Fe New Mexican, our recipes drew headlines!

From spring to fall, enjoy breakfast outdoors where bird song and flowers greet the day. On chilly winter days, feast by the roaring fireplace of the welcoming "great room."

After a day of exploration, we welcome you back with a plate of homemade cookies and our Wine & Cheese Hour. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and appetizers each evening from 5-6pm as you mingle with fellow guests and get tips on Santa Fe's best restaurants from our knowledgeable innkeepers.

Over the years our guests have asked for our breakfast recipes, particularly those of our Migas, Southwestern Frittatas, Callabacitas Breakfast Enchiladas and Blue Corn Waffles. Others have requested our afternoon cookie recipes, including Russian Tea Cakes, Lemon bars, Apricot White Chocolate Cookies. Still, the most-requested recipe is for our Daily Granola - a favorite now for 20 years! We are happy to share these and other recipes.

Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche

15 extra large eggs
1 cup cottage cheese, pureed in blender (or plain yogurt)
1/3 cup half 'n half
1 T. dried tarragon
1 onion, chopped
2 large cloves fresh garlic, minced( or 1-2 tablespoons minced or chopped from jar)
1 bag chopped spinach (when using frozen, be sure to thaw and then drain)
1-2 t. onion powder
1-2 t. garlic powder
1-2 t. pepper
1-2 t celery salt
1 cup shredded white cheese (we use a blend of three white cheeses, or mozzarella)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup hash browns (we use pre-made/frozen, which must be thawed before use)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray 9"x13" casserole dish with Pam.

Saute garlic, onions, spices and spinach in pan in olive oil.
Whisk eggs together with Half and Half, then add cottage cheese, mix until thoroughly blended.
Press hash browns into bottom of the pan to create a crust.
Lay spinach saute over potatoes.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Pour egg mixture on top.
Spread ample grated white cheese of your preference to cover eggs.

Bake at 350 for total of one hour, or until firm in center. Depending on your oven, you may want to turn the quiche around after the first 30 minutes to bake evenly.

Hacienda Nicholas • • (505) 986-1431 or 1-888-284-3170 • 320 East Marcy St, Santa Fe New Mexico 87501