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Fresh Life Fam: Week of August 3rd

September 28th 2020


1 1/4 cups all purpose flour (plus more for dusting the counter)
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 large egg yolk
4 to 6 Tbsp ice water

0.5lbs bacon, roughly chopped
2 large leeks, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
1 tsp chopped thyme leaves
6oz Gruyère cheese, shredded
3 large eggs
1 large yolk
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Before you start making the dough, put your crust ingredients in the freezer for 20 minutes so they can be extra cold.
Add the flour and the salt to a food processor and pulse a few times.
Add the cold butter and pulse until pea sized.
Add the egg yolk and start adding the ice cold water, 1 Tbsp at a time, pulsing a couple times in between, until the dough comes together.
Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead just enough until smooth.
Shape the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and bring it to the fridge for 20 minutes so it gets firm.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
On the floured surface, roll the dough into 12-inch round and place it into a 10 inch spring form pan or tart pan (with a removable bottom) without stretching.
Roll your pin over the top of the ring to remove excess dough.
Refrigerate the tart shell for 10 minutes.
Cover the tart shells with foil and fill with pie weights (or dried beans).
Bring it to the oven for 30 minutes, until dry.
Remove the weights and foil and bring it back to the oven for 15 more minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and reserve.
In a large skillet, over high heat, fry the bacon until golden brown and crispy.
Drain the bacon and place it in a plate covered with paper towel, so the paper towel can absorb the excess grease, and leave a couple tablespoons of the grease in the pan.
Turn the heat to medium and sauté the leeks and thyme in the bacon grease until the leeks are tender but not browned. Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer the leeks to a bowl and let it cool.
Once the leeks are cooled, add the bacon and the shredded cheese and give it a good mix.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolks with the heavy cream, making a custard. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the bacon/leek/cheese mixture to the tart shell.
Pour the custard into the tart shell, making sure it's evenly distributed.
Bake the quiche for about 30 minutes, rotating it halfway through, until puffed and lightly browned.
Let the quiche cool for 15 minutes, remove from the tart pan and serve!


Cucumber, Tomato, Avocado Salad


1 cucumber, diced
4 tomatoes, diced
3 ripe avocados, diced
½ red onion, diced
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 lemon, juiced
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Slice then dice cucumber.
Slice then dice tomatoes.
Slice avocado and carefully remove stone. Scoop out inside and dice.
Peel onion and remove tops. Then slice.
Chop cilantro and place in a large salad bowl with previous ingredients.
Toss with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve in a bowl.


Tropical Banana Ice Cream


3 large bananas cut into 1-inch slices & frozen
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1 tablespoon coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Toasted shredded coconut for garnish
Chopped salted cashews OR macadamia nuts for garnish


Place frozen banana slices, frozen pineapple chunks, frozen mango chunks, coconut milk, and vanilla in the bowl of a large food processor. Process for several minutes, pulsing and/or scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary to keep things moving. At first the fruit will look chunky, but it will eventually begin to smooth out. Process until the "ice cream" looks silky and creamy, which will probably take between 3 to 5 minutes. Scoop into bowls, top with toasted coconut and chopped nuts, and serve immediately.

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