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 …

Curry roasted swede, parsnips and carrots with lime

Lisa

This week, the brief was swede: these hefty organic roots are a staple in the February veg boxes. Great as mash, either solo or in a root veg ensemble. Top a shepherd’s or cottage pie with a mixture of mashed swede and potato (and celeriac, if you have some).  For a deeply aromatic approach to swede we recommend this roasted …

Spicy corn, black bean and feta salad

Francesca

We’re so happy to see organic sweetcorn in the boxes again. Try making this delicious, Mexican inspired dish (from Jennifer Joyce on bbcgoodfood.com) using seasonal tomatoes and onions. Or, if you have more kitchen time to spare, have a go at some Mexican tamales which employ corn husks as wrappings (e.g. www.thespruceeats.com/garden-vegetable-tamales-3029744) and a fermented salsa to go with it …

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 …

Cherry tomato salsa

Francesca

Organic cherry tomatoes are plentiful right now and we’re very happy to have bumper bags of them in this week’s boxes. It’s perfect weather for easy homemade tomato salsa. Use as a condiment for things cooked on the barbecue – burgers, fish, halloumi or veggie fritters – or just get stuck in with a bag of tortilla chips.

Sri Lankan Runner Bean Curry

Francesca

Yes, the second recipe in two weeks inspired by the fabulous cuisines of south Asia (and the second in a row from bbcgoodfoood.com). With beans running rampant for farmers and allotmenteers alike, they were a must for this page this week. You could substitute other green beans for runners but adjust the cooking time. For purists who want a simpler …

Thai tomato and courgette salad with peanut crumbs

Francesca

This is Meera Sodha’s take on Thai som tam salad but without the papaya: “a taste of Bangkok but via an English allotment”… hot, sour, salty, sweet, but also cold and crunchy. And it gets extra points from us for being a new way to have courgettes. Don’t forget you can buy organic limes and garlic as extras via the …

Crispy fried rice with cucumber, peanut and herb salad

Francesca

Our last recipe for cucumber was a cocktail. Now we’re getting back to main events with this vegan dish by the wonderful Meera Sodha. Can’t beat the original blurb: “Addictively crisp and chewy hard-fried rice is mixed with an eye-wateringly punchy, sweet, sour and crunchy salad”. The rice needs to be cooked the day before and kept cold in the …