Smashed “New Season” Potatoes w/ Quick Kale Pesto

Crispy, crunchy and so moorish!!

Smashed potatoes were a huge viral hit recently and we were just dying to try it out with our delicious new potatoes. Needless to say they did not disappoint, they turned out so wonderfully golden and crispy right round the jagged edges. They are amazing to eat as they are but we thought we’d whip up a quick pesto to celebrate our spuds even more!

Grab the kale in your veg box for this tasty pesto. Blend it and taste it and add extra salt and lemon juice if needed.

Lou 🙂

Ingredients: Serves 2

For the potatoes:

  • 1 kg new season potatoes, washed (this works best with small waxy potatoes)
  • oil, salt and pepper

Kale pesto:

  • 100g kale, 2 cups – finely chopped
  • 15g basil ½ cup, finely chopped
  • 50g chopped cashews 
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 200ml olive oil, more if needed
  • 50 ml water


  • Step 1: Wash the potatoes but no need to peel them. Steam or boil them for roughly 30 minutes, until they are cooked through. Let them cool for 15 minutes.
  • Step 2: Preheat the oven 200ºC, line a large baking tray with parchment paper (or 2 smaller trays) Once cooled place one potato on the baking tray, use a shape knife to mark an X on top. Then use a glass with a wide flat bottom and push down on the potato to smash it. Carefully lift the glass off. Repeat with the other potatoes.
  • Step 3: Drizzle with oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until golden and crisp around the edges.
  • Step 4: In the meantime add all the pesto ingredients to a powerful blender. Blend until combined, if it’s very thick add more oil. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  • Step 5: Dip the smashed potatoes in the pesto, enjoy!!

Chocolate & Coconut Milk – 3 ways

This is a wonderful recipe. It can be dairy free, vegan, gf and its so simple and delicious. You can enjoy it in 3 different ways, hot to drink, cold to eat or whipped to decorate a cake or cupcake.

My kids love hot chocolate so we had our first batch warm with marshmallows and sweet waffle soldiers for dipping. The second batch was made into a set mousse and some was whipped and used as a delicious icing for our chocolate cupcakes.

We have some fabulous organic products that make this recipe extra special such as Amaizin Coconut Milk and Happy Chocolate, check them out in the shop.

Which way will be your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

Lou 🙂

Ingredients: makes 2 hot chocolates or 2 small mousses or frosting for 4 buns


Step 1: Open the tin of coconut milk and scoop out the thick creamy part put it in a small pot, use the liquid for smoothies and to thin out the hot chocolate.

Step 2: Chop the chocolate and add it to the pot too along with the maple syrup. Gently heat on the lowest setting until the mix is melted and silky smooth. Sprinkle in the sea salt and stir. 

Step 3: Decide how you want to serve it: Hot/Chilled/Frosting

For the hot chocolate, if its a bit thick thin with the coconut liquid, whisk well and pour into mugs and serve straight away.

For the mousse let the mix cool and pour into glasses or mugs. Cool completely and chill in the fridge for at 2 hours. Serve with fresh seasonal berries.

For the frosting, let the mix cool and set just like the mousse. Then whip it with an electric beater to loosen and smooth onto a cake or cupcake. If it is hard to spread, dip a pallet knife in boiling water, dry it off and smooth on the frosting.