Rice and peas (and broad beans) – Italian style

Lisa

What to do with the lovely organic broad beans and peas fresh from the farm? This dish is a version of Risi e Bisi – traditional Venetian rice and peas. Like a slightly soupy risotto, but not requiring the constant stirring.  The recipe is adapted from one by Henry Dimbleby and Jane Baxter – it’s designed (pragmatically) for frozen peas …

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 …

Peanut and cucumber noodles

Lisa

With organic cucumbers as box regulars again now, we wanted to recommend a mouth-watering dish that wasn’t a classic salad or a pickle.  This recipe by the brilliant Anna Jones fits the bill. It’s her version of a bowl of noodles at a neighbourhood Taiwanese restaurant in Los Angeles. So here we are:  cucumber inspiration from Taiwan to Sheffield via …

Red ratatouille risotto

Lisa

This vegan recipe by the BOSH! guys (Henry Firth and Ian Theasby) is both summery and sustaining and it’s a great match for Regather veg box contents right now. The ‘Red’ is a nod to red wine in lieu of the traditional white for a risotto. No worries if you don’t have quite enough fresh tomato weight – perhaps bump …

Vegan kedgeree with fresh turmeric root

Lisa

We are now stocking fresh organic turmeric root alongside our other lovely aromatics – ginger, garlic and chilli. Fresh turmeric has a wonderfully musky, earthy flavour which goes beautifully with rice dishes like this delicious vegan kedgeree. Recipe from Demuths Cookery School. Soak the yellow split peas overnight to reduce cooking time and energy. Don’t be tempted to substitute red …

Macaroni cheese with leeks

Lisa

Last week we were enthused about well-dressed raw salad veg. This week it’s comfort eating, but starring a vegetable, of course – organic leeks.  If you still have wild garlic in your locale, it goes beautifully in place of the garlic cloves. Wilt a good handful of leaves (washed and chopped) into the leek mixture as it finishes cooking at …

Aloo baingan – potato and aubergine curry

Lisa

The end of Ramadan is fast approaching and Eid al-Fitr celebrations begin on 2nd May so our recipe this week is inspired by the feasting! We’ve chosen a dish from a feature by food blogger Izzah at Tea for Turmeric on traditional Pakistani Eid recipes. For this vegan Aloo Baingan, use organic potatoes, onions and an aubergine from the veg …

Hot cross buns! And a savoury breakfast course from the Regather box

Lisa

In the run-up to Easter, we are supplying delectable hot cross buns made by our friends at Forge Bakehouse. Two flavours – cranberry & orange, chocolate & ginger.  Forge HCBs are probably the best Easter buns I’ve ever eaten:  a real treat at breakfast or lunchtime.  Why not spoil yourself also with some specialty loose-leaf tea, coffee or vegan hot …

Chicken thighs with kumquats and olives

Lisa

Our lovely customers want some ideas for organic kumquats frequenting the fruit boxes. Here’s a savoury, mouth-watering dish to make delicious use of these tangy little orbs. Recipe by Michael Solomonov on www.forward.com, one of their “best Jewish dishes of 2021”.

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 …