Sri Lankan cucumber and cashew curry

Lisa

Our Clem has a pretty long work day at Regather on Thursdays. Her lovely partner has taken on the regular task of preparing Thursday night dinners for the two of them after he pops over to Regather HQ to collect their veg box. By the time Clem arrives home, ravenous, he has transformed some of the box contents into a …

Citrus and cashew nut salad (with winter veg)

Lisa

Another excellent Nigel Slater recipe from a recent edition of Observer Food Monthly. Regather box contents in February/March are absolutely made for this dish: grapefruit, orange, beetroot, cabbage, fennel, celeriac. Plus cashew nuts and a very zingy dressing. You can substitute other preferred root veg (e.g. carrot) and green cabbage for the red, or why not sprinkle on some lush …

Spiced chickpeas with fennel and lemony yogurt

Lisa

Fresh organic fennels are making an appearance in many of this week’s veg boxes.  Here’s a light, fragrant and nutritious meal idea which carries a welcome hint of winter’s ending.  Recipe from Andy Baraghani on www.bonappetit.com. The beauty of this dish is that you can customise it easily to suit your veg box and your palate. The flavours are quite …

Pumpkin (or squash), black-eyed bean and coconut curry

Francesca

It’s Halloween season so crates of beautiful organic squashes are giving us a workout at Regatherand inspiring this week’s dish. Recipe from Meera Sodha’s book ‘Fresh India’. Fresh curry leaves areworth seeking out – get them at Waitrose or big Sainsburys (sometimes Ozmen has them too) andfreeze any you don’t use straight away. Serve this curry with basmati rice and …

Orzo risotto with cavolo nero, peas and chilli

Francesca

It’s peak brassica time! Organic cavolo nero, curly kale and red kale fresh from local farms –including our own – are a staple of October/November veg boxes. This recipe (from Adam Bush on olivemagazine.com) is another take on a classic, versatile formula: carbs+kale+garlic+chilli. Love the different textures in this dish. Add a splash of white wine just before the veg …

squash soup

Spiced squash and white beans with lemon and mint

Francesca

This week at Regather it’s all about the squash… from our own Regather farm and from Sheffield Organic Growers, both in the Moss Valley. We love how autumn squashes make the veg boxes look so enticing, especially nestled in with vibrant green brassica leaves. Recipe from Diana Henry (from ‘A Change of Appetite’). She has suggestions on tweaks, e.g. to …

Green shakshuka

Francesca

An eggy treat this week but one that packs in lots of healthy greens and some chilli, garlic and ginger which you can get as box extras. Recipe courtesy of Pippa, one of the newer members of the team. She already has her super-deft hands in lots of Regather pursuits – box packing, trike deliveries, farm work, plus gardening and …

Tofu in sambal with cashews and ginger pickle

Francesca

Welcome to the first in our series of staff favourite recipes! Introducing Steve, one of the newest members of the team, who does delivery driving 2 days a week in Nether Edge, Greystones and Crookes. Steve also runs Unbeatable Energy – doing African Drumming workshops for schools, businesses and communities. He’s chosen an Ottolenghi recipe from The Guardian that showcases some of …

Cherry tomato salsa

Francesca

Organic cherry tomatoes are plentiful right now and we’re very happy to have bumper bags of them in this week’s boxes. It’s perfect weather for easy homemade tomato salsa. Use as a condiment for things cooked on the barbecue – burgers, fish, halloumi or veggie fritters – or just get stuck in with a bag of tortilla chips.

Brussels sprout nasi goreng

Francesca

We welcome brussels sprouts back this week. The only intro necessary for this vegan recipe is a quote from Meera Sodha, its creator: “This Malaysian fried rice dish is so deliciously filthy, you may well scrap takeaways altogether.” You can buy kecap manis, the sweet thick soy sauce, in larger supermarkets or online.And it goes without saying that sprouts should …