Curry roasted swede, parsnips and carrots with lime

Lisa

This week, the brief was swede: these hefty organic roots are a staple in the February veg boxes. Great as mash, either solo or in a root veg ensemble. Top a shepherd’s or cottage pie with a mixture of mashed swede and potato (and celeriac, if you have some).  For a deeply aromatic approach to swede we recommend this roasted …

Carrots, carrots, carrots…

Francesca

By special request we have more suggestions for carrots this week… it seems there’s a few of you out there with a carrot backlog! Also, it’s the time of year when ideas for homemade Christmas pressies start to enter our minds. Why not try this this citrus-y carrot marmalade: recipe from Darina Allen from olivemagazine.com. Carrot ‘jam’ is a popular …

Colourful carrots

Francesca

It’s easy to take ever-versatile carrots for granted, but when the purple and yellow carrots start alternating with their orange cousins in the veg box it’s a reminder to give them star billing on the plate. Who better to elevate humble carrots than Ottolenghi… (from ‘Plenty More’): Carrots roasted with honey, coriander, cumin and thyme, and served with a tahini …

Beetroot and apple soup

Francesca

New season beetroots have been gracing our veg boxes. Here’s the second edition of our ‘Staff Favourites’ recipe series and it comes from the boundlessly creative and energetic Jess, long-time friend of Regather and team member.  Alongside her packing room and delivery work, Jess always has lots of cool projects on the go and she co-runs the clothing exchange Common …

Spicy carrot, coconut and cumin soup

Francesca

Love a good carrot soup! The kind of soup that’s still appealing in Spring. There’s something so comforting yet also luxurious about the rich and velvety finished product, if the carrots’ sweetness is offset well by spices or chilli heat and/or herby and earthy tones. This great recipe by Kiwi chef Peter Gordon (from the book ‘Sugar Club’) achieves that …

Patatas bravas

Francesca

Just the words ‘patatas bravas’ make the mouth water! We love turning our attention to the staples in the box – potatoes, onions and carrots – and we’ve gone with a classic dish today. Recipe by Jamie Oliver. Don’t forget you can add organic garlic and tinned tomatoes to your Regather order via the online shop. So why not make …

Veggie/vegan haggis (try it with celeriac and horseradish mash)

Francesca

We didn’t quite get this recipe to you before Burns Night but hey it’s still deepest winter (but the light is creeping in!) and we are Scotophiles. This dish is intensely savoury (and nutritious) – extra-yummy as leftovers the next day. Recipe is from Felicity Cloake who has the dream job of picking through chefs’ recipes to derive the perfect …

Split pea and veg soup

Francesca

Back to basics this week with a simple, hearty and very healthy soup. Yellow peas/lentils bring a lovely flavour but if you want a quicker process go with split red lentils which don’t need soaking and boiling first. This soup is great with dark rye bread – either Tower of Bagel’s or Forge’s Dark Peak.