Updated: Apr 24
I love this quick recipe and it's a perfect meal for Autumn, looking after the Lung and Large Intestine energy, which are the organs related to the Metal Element and the season.
Check out some of the benefits these ingredients have on your energy before trying out the recipe.
Sweet potato is sweet, nourishing to the qi, blood and yin, and it strengthens the Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine and Kidney energy. It also eliminates toxins and is rich in Vitamin A, C & E... a big tick for Vitamin C right now. Leeks are warm, sweet, sour and pungent and help to circulate the qi and blood and clear cold from the body. It also strengthens and regulates the Lung, Stomach, Spleen and Liver energy. Tomato is cool, sweet and sour, it clears heat/toxins from the body, as well as tonifies the yin and supports the Liver and Stomach energy. Cheese is neutral and sweet and tonifies qi, blood and yin, and supports the Lung, Spleen and Liver energy. Spinach is sweet and considered neutral-cool, which tonifies the blood and yin and clears heat. It also strengthens and supports the Stomach, Large Intestine and Liver. Eggs are cool and sweet and tonifies the blood. Bacon... well that is just for me... but you can drop it if you don't love it or prefer to skip the meat.
1-2 sweet potato, sliced
1 Leek, diced - just using the white part
1 zucchini, grated
6-12 cherry tomato, sliced in half
A big bunch of spinach
Cheese, approximately 1 cup grated
8-10 eggs, whisked
2-3 slices of bacon, chopped
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Prepare your quiche tray by lining it with some oil/butter and some grease proof paper. Slice your sweet potato and then cover with some olive oil and salt. Line the tray with the slices, overlapping to cover the entire base and up the side of the tray. Place tray in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until potatoes have softened. Whilst this is cooking you can chop/grate all the other ingredients.
Cook off the leek and bacon in a pan with a tablespoon of oil or butter for about 5 minutes.
Remove your sweet potato from the oven when they are ready. Use the back of a spoon or fork press it down into the quiche tray to ensure it is pressed into all the spaces and distributed along the bottom and up the sides of the tray (it doesn't have to be perfect). Then layer the cooked bacon and leek, grated zucchini, cherry tomatoes, grated cheese and spinach over the sweet potato, distributing each of the ingredients evenly. Pour your whisked eggs over all the ingredients until it covers them and fills the quiche tray to the edges of the sweet potato, then crack some pepper over the top.
Place back in the oven for about 45 minutes. You will know when its done by its firmness, it should stay still and shouldn't be loose or wobbly. You can also insert a knife into the centre and it should come out clean. Enjoy!