Silver beet, Spinach and Bacon Tart (Gluten Free, Clean eating, Paleo) + Taking shortcuts

Silver beet and Spinach Bacon TartThe weather is warming up! I’m not usually a fan of warm weather but I do not mind a little sunshine for our walks and play ground dates. 

When someone ask me “How do I do it all?” I struggle to answer that question. Perhaps the right answer is that I do not do it all. In fact, I find it slightly disturbing that I’m sending out a message that I’m doing it all, and providing an image that all is nice and dandy.IMG_2458 (640x427)

I would be the first to admit I do put quite a few things on my plate. I’m working on it but I have some expectations about myself on what I take on as responsibilities. Perhaps a little too much at times, and I do find it hard to “take it easy”. That would be my journey and one that I will learn gradually. 

Recently, I was down with laryngitis. Then following a holiday, I was feeling run down again. Despite disliking taking time off work (another down side of working part time), I decided to do it instead of coughing over my colleagues. Even hubby was surprised but agreed I simply needed to rest.

Coming back to “doing it all”. I don’t. I outsource some things too.IMG_2446 (640x427)

  1. My hubby does most of our washing and would hang out our washing. I do the folding and putting clothes away.
  2. Once every 2-3 weeks, we have a cleaner that comes in to do a through clean. I highly recommend that. I resisted that initially but realised it buys me back a whole morning every 2-3 weeks with Asher. Now that is precious. 
  3. I try not to cook on Saturdays. We may have a simple pan fried fish or steak. Hubby might take over or we have cold cuts, tinned tuna and salad. Perhaps an occasional take away like a roast chicken from Woolworths, Nandos or Oporto. We were excited to see Zambero open near us! Think a big salad bowl with a slow cooked pull pork..mmmm… 
  4. We make use of “click and collect” from woolies at times. We order our groceries and pick it up
  5. We also order from The Local Grocer. I love their fresh produce and grass fed meats. Pretty similar if not the same of what we can get from the farmers markets. I do think their prices are a little higher but I look out for offers. Time saved is priceless as well. 
  6. Hubby might pick a few things up with Asher while I do a boxing workout on Saturday mornings. IMG_2445 (640x427)

One of the excitement from ordering from the Local Grocer is that we get some ingredients that we do not usually buy. Take silver beet for instance. I’m not sure why we haven’t been having it more often. Perhaps we are just not used to it. Seeing it in our box makes me want to cook with it. Experimenting with a tart base that i saw from Teresa Cutter, this is a lovely filling tart that we had for 3 days!  I love how the crust is full of fibre and vitamins. IMG_2460 (640x427)

Silver beet, Leek, Spinach and Bacon Tart
Yields 14
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Cook Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
  1. Crust
  2. 150 grams of LSA
  3. 150 grams of Almond meal
  4. 3 eggs
  5. 3-4 tbsp of olive oil or coconut oil
  6. few splash of water
  7. salt
  8. Filling
  9. 10 eggs
  10. 50 grams of feta cheese or goats cheese*
  11. 1 bunch of silver beet chopped
  12. 1 leek chopped
  13. 150 grams of baby spinach chopped
  14. 200 grams of bacon diced
  15. 1/2 cup of almond milk or your choice of milk
  16. salt and pepper
  1. Pre heat oven to 170 C
  2. To make the crust
  3. Combine all ingredients till they come together as a dough. Press onto tin to the sides. I like to blind bake it for 10 minutes with baking paper and baking beads. Cool.
  4. While it is baking. prepare the filling
  5. Salute the bacon till brown. Do the same for leek. Add silver beet and spinach till it wilts. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk and seasoning. Add veggies into eggs mixture. Pour into tart case and bake for 45 minutes till set. Serve with a big salad.
  1. *you can add 1/2 cup of cheddar instead of feta or goats. Alternatively, use 200 grams of ricotta.
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