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 …

Penne with Jerusalem artichokes, Red Russian kale and walnuts

Lisa

This pasta dish has lovely, subtle, umami flavours to complement the distinctive taste of Jerusalem artichokes. One of the surprise ingredients is the Suma vegan mushroom pate: you can order it from our online shop. You could use any kind of kale but the Red Russian worked wonderfully. An obvious addition would be a few fresh mushrooms, if you have …

Spicy harissa sprouts & broccoli with halloumi

Lisa

In the week before the feasting begins, give your seasonal organic sprouts and other veg the healthy treatment in an easy tray-bake. Recipe adapted from Rukmini Iyer’s book The Green Roasting Tin. The beauty of this recipe is that you can sub and swap veg as you wish. I recently made it with halved sprouts and lots of carrot batons …

Kale pesto for pizza

Francesca

Treat yourself to a yummy but healthy pizza starring the organic kale in the box. A good excuse to get some Forge Bakehouse pizza dough. The pesto also goes well with pasta, of course, or drizzle it on roasted root veg. Recipe idea from www.cookieandkate.com

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 …

Miso roast squash and potatoes with kale and almonds

Francesca

We’re into December! Time for the festive recipes to start. Starting off nice and easy with this gorgeous dish is by Anna Jones, veg cookery maestro. If you can’t get hold of a butternut squash, go with a dark green/grey-skinned squash with the rich orange flesh. You could even try seasonal sweet potato instead.We want to feature the ultimate festive …

Pasta with squash, sage and walnuts

Francesca

Fresh sage is gorgeous with squash and pumpkin, and did you know that the Regather community garden (out front on Club Garden Road) has a couple of big sage bushes? Come on down and grab some. Squash and sage also make a great risotto – loads of recipe variations online. The pasta dish below is from loveandlemons.com: they call for …