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 …

Crispy Greek-style pie for Easter

Lisa

Happy Easter! Looking for a lovely vegetarian option for the coming long weekend? Here’s a super-flexible one, using organic veg from the box. Recipe adapted from bbcgoodfood.com. Use chard or kale instead of spinach if you need to: as with spinach, be sure to squeeze as much moisture as possible from the wilted greens. You could also add chopped spring …

Cheesy leek and butterbean patties with sun-dried tomatoes

Lisa

Loving the beautiful young leeks in the veg box lately. Sometimes they’re just too nice for a classic leek and potato soup, a delicious staple though that is. These fried patties are very more-ish and go well with oven-cooked, skin-on chips or wedges made from organic spuds or sweet potatoes. And a bowl of peppery green salad leaves from Regather …

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.

Bolani for Eid – Flatbreads stuffed with veg

Francesca

It’s the end of Ramadan this week, heralding the festival of Eid al-Fitr to break the fast. We are excited to mark Eid with a mouth-watering recipe for bolani – Afghan-style stuffed flatbreads, using a leek, sweet potato and garlic from the box. Recipe by Dr Rupy Aujla (aka The Doctor’s Kitchen) for BBC Food. Makes 4.

Glamorgan (leek and cheese) sausages

Francesca

These traditional Welsh veggie ‘sausages’ are like croquettes and a great way to use leeks from the veg box when you have a bit of time on your hands. Yes, they’re a slight faff but they are so worth it.Absolutely gorgeous. Consider upping the quantities to make even more worthwhile. Lots of recipe variations out there but we’ve gone with …

Leek and potato gratin

Francesca

After last week’s sweet, rich and indulgent crumble recipe, this week we’re going down the healthy route. Leeks and potatoes are of course made for each other but if you’re not quite ready for soups yet, try this lovely homely gratin. If you have some tomatoes knocking around, some grilled toms would make a nice accompaniment. Recipe from thedoctorskitchen.com.

Savoy and leek with mushroom, ginger and lemon

Lisa

This dish gives some zingy clothes to the cold weather staples of cabbages and leeks. There’s a really delicious alchemy in the melding of the mushroom, ginger and lemon. Serving ideas: (1) with a pan-fried (sustainable) fish fillet atop the savoy and leek mixture, plus a side-dish of potatoes from the box; (2) as a vegan main – add a …