Swede Rumbledethumps

Lisa

Possibly the best-named dish in this collection? It’s like a Scottish bubble and squeak: mashed spuds and swede, mixed with cabbage or kale, topped with cheese and baked until golden crispy. Salivating yet? Recipe from bbc.co.uk/food. Serve with a green salad, to Spring-ify it. Lots of swedes in the boxes this week. Get rumbledethumping!

Sformato (Italian eggy veggie bake)

Lisa

I spotted this “mosaic of a flan” recipe by Rachel Roddy in The Guardian recently and knew it was perfect to go out on the Regather recipe page for Easter week. There are eggs! There are lots of veggies! And the veg component is pretty flexible according to what goodies you have in your boxes.

Butternut squash lasagna

Lisa

Vegetable lasagna has been on Clem’s mind lately, and Clem’s wish is my command! Cue some beautiful organic butternut squashes in most boxes this week – et voilà – a garlicky butternut lasagna. And it’s vegan, too. So, if you’re craving the comfort of pasta plus a bit of meditative assembly time in the kitchen, look no further.  Recipe from …

West African peanut stew

Lisa

Continuing our January theme: more delicious Frugal + Vegan action this week! West African peanut stew – aka ‘maafe’ or ‘domoda’, depending on region – is super flavourful and rich. It was first served to me by my friend Kat who trained in West African dance (and is a total natural at it).  This version is fully plant based.  Recipe …

Roasted sweet potato, leek, celeriac and cashew nut wellington

Lisa

Merry Christmas! Embrace the Welly.  I cannot resist pastry in any form – so a wellington or savoury strudel is the classic I go for at Christmas. It satisfies the eye as well as the palate and the tum, and it’s a brilliant vehicle for our organic veg. We’ve picked a vegan welly that’s not overly elaborate, using ready-prepped puff …

Black rice stuffed pumpkin

Lisa

A baked and stuffed winter squash or pumpkin is such a gorgeous, enticing dish. With Halloween and Bonfire Night around the corner, for the filling you can’t go wrong with a smoky bean chilli (recipes abound on the web). But for something a bit different – still umami-rich and nutritious – try this dish by Sophie Gordon from the book …

Kale and mushroom pasta bake

Lisa

Have you been craving a homey, hearty pasta bake since the weather turned? Here it is – using organic curly kale, fresh from our local farms. Kale is settling in for its solid season in the veg boxes. So versatile:  soups, stews, pasta, risottos, stir-fries or just roasted into kale crisps. We’d love to hear your favourite ways to cook …

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 …