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 …

Sri Lankan cucumber and cashew curry

Lisa

Our Clem has a pretty long work day at Regather on Thursdays. Her lovely partner has taken on the regular task of preparing Thursday night dinners for the two of them after he pops over to Regather HQ to collect their veg box. By the time Clem arrives home, ravenous, he has transformed some of the box contents into a …

Vegan kedgeree with fresh turmeric root

Lisa

We are now stocking fresh organic turmeric root alongside our other lovely aromatics – ginger, garlic and chilli. Fresh turmeric has a wonderfully musky, earthy flavour which goes beautifully with rice dishes like this delicious vegan kedgeree. Recipe from Demuths Cookery School. Soak the yellow split peas overnight to reduce cooking time and energy. Don’t be tempted to substitute red …

Chicken thighs with kumquats and olives

Lisa

Our lovely customers want some ideas for organic kumquats frequenting the fruit boxes. Here’s a savoury, mouth-watering dish to make delicious use of these tangy little orbs. Recipe by Michael Solomonov on www.forward.com, one of their “best Jewish dishes of 2021”.

Fajitas with red pepper and halloumi

Lisa

Beautiful organic red peppers are dropping frequently into the veg boxes. Fajitas with red peppers are a quick, lip-smacking treat: recipe below from Olive magazine.  For a vegan version, fry up slices of smoked tofu instead of the halloumi and use soy cream. And there is always the traditional chicken fajita alternative, of course. This is an opportunity to shout …

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 …

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.  …

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 …

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.