Smashed Potato Salad with Seed Pesto & Charred Sweet Corn

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Smashed potatoes. The concept it pretty straight forward: boil some small potatoes, smash them on a baking sheet and bake until crispy. Yet until recently I had never had these before. My mom and aunt introduced me to the concept; seemingly out of the blue, they both started serving them whenever I visited and I was sold.

 

When new potatoes appeared in my CSA share this week, I had no other choice but to smash them. Several weeks ago Vega generously sent me some of their roasted sacha inchi seeds – the richest plant-based source of omega-3s on earth – so I made a simple vegan seed pesto for the smashed potatoes and added some fresh oven charred corn. The result is a delicious, crunchy potato salad with all my favorite flavors of summer.

 

If you don’t have sachi inchi seeds, choose another seed or nut to use! I love using walnuts or pumpkin seeds and usually roast them first for depth of flavor.

 

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Shakshuka Quiche with Potato Crust

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As I mentioned last week: it’s wedding season. Traveling every weekend means messy Mondays, rushed grocery trips and spur of the moment cooking during the week. Eggs are usually involved. So when Josh brought home four dozen pastured eggs from his cousin’s house in upstate New York, I declared eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

 

When I traveled to Israel several years ago, I was introduced to shakshuka – eggs poached in tomato sauce. Yet, for some reason I’ve never tried to make it myself, despite being inspired by the shakshuka recipes in Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem, on David Lebovitz’s blog and Green Kitchen Stories. To use up some eggs, I decided to create a “reverse” shakshuka recipe: a potato crusted dairy-free quiche with dollops of spicy tomato sauce. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

 

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