Carrots, sweet potato and chickpeas with Moroccan spice

Lisa

Here’s an idea for the carrots and sweet potato in the veg boxes.  No sweet potato? You could substitute swede, turnip or regular potato.   Serve with couscous and any kind of green veg on the side – sauteed spring greens, purple sprouting broccoli or even some sliced cucumber.

Lasagna with wild garlic and mushrooms

Lisa

Get your hands on some luscious wild garlic before the season is over. Rachel B made this lasagna last week and was entranced by the lurid green of the ‘white’ sauce. Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com. If you don’t have 450g mushrooms, supplement with grated courgette, carrot and/or some finely sliced leek.  Don’t have time to mess about with lasagna? Here’s a …

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.

Jerusalem artichoke soup

Lisa

My usual rule for soup-making at home is to batch-cook and have some to freeze. I make an exception for a small portion of precious organic Jerusalem artichokes when they appear in the box in winter and spring. I will never forget the first time I ate them. I’d been invited to a friend’s mum’s place for Christmas on the …

Punjabi potato curry

Lisa

New favourite potato dish! Devoured twice in one week, three times if you count leftovers for lunch.  Recipe by the wonderful Meera Sodha from her book Fresh India.  The quantity of spices is a little conservative – it’s safe to dial them up a notch. You can treat this curry as a simple meal, with a plain green vegetable on …

Spring greens with egg noodles

Lisa

The spotlight this week turns to the organic Spring Greens cabbages getting packed in most of our veg boxes. Here’s a really simple but lovely way to cook and eat them – recipe from Nigel Slater. Make sure everything is prepped and ready before you heat the wok. When I make this dish, I’ll chuck in some finely cut shards …

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 …

Veg dumplings for Lunar New Year

Lisa

On Sunday 22 January, it’s Lunar New Year aka Chinese New Year. It’s Year of the Rabbit! If you’ve ever wanted to make your own dumplings, now is the time. There’s a lot of recipes online, but we’ve gone for one by vegan food blogger Bianca Zapatka. Her veg combo is bang-on seasonally perfect for our boxes:  cabbage, leek, mushrooms, …

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 …

Root veg stew with Guinness

Lisa

A very happy 2023 to you all! We’re back from our break and getting busy at HQ taking delivery of lots of lovely winter produce ready for your boxes this week. Our recipe to kick off the new year is going back to basics using box stalwarts carrots, potatoes and onions, plus swede or turnips.  A vegan Irish stew, essentially. …