Farmer’s Market Trip: Leek & Asparagus Quiche

I’ve just returned for my trip to Korea, Japan, and China. It really felt like Spring everywhere else in the world, except here in Los Angeles, where it’s currently 90 degrees.

Eating healthy and organic food in Korea and Japan fueled my desire to get back into the habit of shopping at my local Farmer’s Market in Hollywood on Sundays. I love going to the Farmer’s Market because I can talk to farmers and get advice on how to pick the best produce, see what’s in season, and just be surrounded by delicious fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Have you ever tried a fruit or vegetable in season? It makes a world of a difference in texture, taste, and juiciness. It’s hard to go back to eating not in season vegetables after tasting how wonderful they should taste!


I bought some leeks, artichokes, kale, radishes, and a butternut squash. I made a leek and asparagus quiche adapted from Martha Stewart’s recipe.


Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 leeks (white and light green parts only), halved and thinly sliced, then well washed
  • 1/2 tsp Coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 bunch (1 pound) asparagus, tough ends removed, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • Pinch of Ground nutmeg
  • Trader Joe’s Pie Crust fitted into a 9-inch pie plate, well chilled
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (4 ounces)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with rack in lowest position. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium. Add leeks and asparagus; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until asparagus is crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes; let cool.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt, teaspoon pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg. Place pie crust on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese; top with asparagus mixture. Pour egg mixture on top.

  3. Bake until center of quiche is just set, 50 to 60 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let stand 15 minutes before serving

I served a slice of quiche with a side of organic greens. It was a hit at the office! It was my first time making a quiche, but it was super easy. Can’t wait to try making it again with other farmer’s market purchases.

Have you ever made a quiche? If so, what are your favorite ingredients you use?


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Indoor BBQ with charcoal! Yes, you heard right!


The Homping Smoke Less Charcoal Indoor Grill is not exactly “smoke less”, but the smoke that comes out is clean burning and harmless. The Homping grill uses white charcoal to heat the grill and the flame keeps constant and burning with the built in electric fan control. Enjoy great tasting charcoal flavor in your favorite meats, seafood, and vegetables indoors.

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Clean burning charcoal = no smoke!
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Amazing Meals! Orange BBQ Recipes starring Livart Orange Barbecue Grill!

Amazing Meals with Livart Orange Barbecue Grill!
The Livart Orange BBQ is a versatile grill, capable of creating beautiful gourmet dishes! Here’s some great ideas featured on The Food Network’s List of “Top Recipes for Indoor Grilling” found here:

Here’s some of our favorites that are both delicious and healthy too!

Appetizers: Grilled and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Gorgonzola (Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis)

Grilled and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Gorgonzola

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1/4 cup
12 ounces turkey sausage, casings removed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons fresh thyme
2 tablespoons fresh oregano
3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
1 cup (4 ounces) Gorgonzola, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
6 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill or the Livart Orange Barbecue Grill.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey sausage and cook, stirring frequently, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the mascarpone cheese. Add the thyme, oregano, bread crumbs, 1/2 of the Gorgonzola, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir until all ingredients are combined.

Brush the mushrooms on both sides with the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the mushrooms, stem side down, for 3 minutes. Turn the mushrooms over and grill for 2 minutes until tender. Fill each mushroom with the sausage mixture and top with the remaining Gorgonzola. Return the mushrooms to the grill and cook until the stuffing is warmed through and the cheese starts to melt, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Cook’s Note: The assembled mushrooms can also be placed on a baking sheet and cooked under a preheated broiler until warmed through.

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Entree: Lamb Chops with Fennel and Tomatoes (Recipe Courtesy of the Food Network Kitchen)

Lamb Chops with Fennel and Tomatoes

1 medium bulb fennel, trimmed and cut into 8 wedges
4 plum tomatoes, cored and halved lengthwise
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 cloves garlic, smashed
2 15 -ounce cans cannellini or butter beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or parsley
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (optional)
4 5 -ounce lamb chops, fat trimmed and bones frenched (ask your butcher to do this)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss the fennel and tomatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the vegetables on the baking sheet, with the tomatoes cut-side up. Roast until the tomatoes are soft and the fennel is golden, about 30 minutes, turning halfway through.

Meanwhile, cook the garlic in the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the beans and 2 1/2 cups water and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid thickens, about 15 minutes. Stir in the oregano and parmesan, if desired.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat the Livart Orange Barbecue Grill. Season the lamb with salt and pepper and grill until marked on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until just firm to the touch, 4 to 5 more minutes for medium-rare. Divide the beans among plates and top with the lamb and roasted vegetables.

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Thanks to our satisfied Orange Barbecue Grill Customers!


Special thanks to Nelson Yong and Arian Lori-Amini for posting these photos of them using the Livart Orange Barbecue Grill!

The Livart Orange Barbecue Grill is the perfect solution for barbecue in any weather and for any occasion. It’s great for yakitori style grilling, steaks, hamburgers, pork chops, chicken, portabello mushrooms, asparagus, sea bass and many other culinary delights.

Livart Orange Barbecue Grill and the Orange Barbecue Grill Deluxe is available at! Buy one today and enjoy grilling delicious good, just like Nelson Yong & Friends and Arian Lori-Amini!

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“FYI, me and my buddies regularly have Livart grill days.”
– Nelson Yong

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“Here is a Japanese A5 Wagyu ribeye on the orange grill ;)”
-Arian Lori-Amini

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Come join us at ASD Las Vegas 2014! Booth #SU2270!

Come join us at ASD Las Vegas 2014! Booth #SU2270!

Come join us at ASD Las Vegas 2014! Booth #SU2270!

LG Livart will at Las Vegas March 16-19 to showcase useful appliances, home and office goods, and other general merchandise.

Featuring the hot selling Livart Orange Barbecue Grill and the Orange Barbecue Grill Deluxe.Also featuring the Homping Indoor Clean Charcoal Grill, the new line of Vivarte Rice Cookers , the new Livart 1-Cup Mini Rice Cooker, the Livart Mini Mixer and many more.
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