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 …

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 …

Anna Jones’ baked red lentil dhal with tamarind-glazed sweet potato

Lisa

Quick-cooking red lentils are THE most versatile dried pulse and we are now stocking organic red lentils by Suma. Great for soups, stews and dhals – and for sneaking some plant-source protein into tomato-based pasta sauces for fussy kids.  An Indian dhal is a lovely partner for curried veg from the box, or just some simple roasted kale or roots.  …

Ethiopian spicy yellow split pea stew

Lisa

We’re so pleased to be stocking new vegan products by Suma including organic yellow split peas. These protein-packed gems have a subtle, distinctive taste which really shines in a plain Greek-style fava dip. Also, they can turn a simple chunky veg soup into a balanced meal. (I like to batch-cook a large quantity of split peas until they’re starting to …

Roast root vegetable soup

Lisa

If you’re looking for a healthy seasonal veg soup recipe to recalibrate your post-Christmas body and mind, look no further! No fewer than SEVEN items from the typical Regather veg/fruit array in December/January – nine if you count the optional extras of fresh organic ginger and garlic. Huge thanks to customer Annette for submitting this recipe.

‘Surprisingly delicious cabbage’

Francesca

Cabbages are so underrated. I’m always delighted to have one in my veg box because it can go into so many favourite autumn/winter dishes. Stir-fried with other veg plus cashews or tofu; added towards the end of simmering a soupy stew of potato, beans, onion, tomato and paprika; a Keralan cabbage thoran with coconut and chilli; gently stewed with sliced …

Old-fashioned, home-made ginger nuts… and roasted kale

Francesca

Our staff recipes continue with inspiration from our delightful farm colleague, Dave. When asked for his favourite way to cook or eat something off the farm at harvest time, his charmingly unexpected response was…. ginger nuts! Dave says they are “amazing – I’ve baked these for the farm team and they always go down a storm. Melvyn said they are …

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 …

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 …