Root veg gratin

Lisa

This creamy mustardy gratin is just the ticket in this cold, bright weather and a luxurious way to treat the hearty organic roots from the veg box as they approach the end of their season.  Recipe from Nigel Slater in last weekend’s Observer food pages. Feel free to adjust the proportions of the veg in the list according to what …

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 …

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.

Miso sesame parsnips

Lisa

One to consider if you’re going for non-traditional flavours on your Christmas table this year, but still focused on the classic produce from the box. Recipe by the brilliant Anna Jones. This one is definitely not just for Christmas! You can get white miso and other types of miso paste in most larger supermarkets now – and certainly in Waitrose …

Parsnip, orange and nut muffins with cream cheese frosted topping

Francesca

We haven’t featured a sweet treat for ages and this one is perfect for seasonal baking. A lovely way to use parsnips from the box in February and get the most out of the nutritious, chemical-free zest of organic oranges. The recipe is based on one by Nadiya Hussain but her original is for a whole cake (two layers with …

Root vegetable pachadi

Francesca

This Meera Sodha recipe was published with post-Christmas in mind but really it’s a lovely (and so nutritious) weekend lunch at any time of the winter. And so flexible: pick out whatever root veg take your fancy from the box. Shredded kale instead of sprouts would be fine. And bear in mind that beetroot will make the whole thing pink!

Maple-glazed parsnip, chestnut and feta loaf

Francesca

A fabulous veg centrepiece for your Christmas feast, starring some of our faithful box gems – parsnips, leeks and mushrooms – along with lots of lovely nuts and herbs. Most types of nuts would work well, so use what you have but do include the chestnuts. Like lots of Christmas veg recipes, the Method is bloody long, so long we …

Parsnip gratin with apple allioli

Francesca

Heated debate in the veg packing room recently about the best way to cook and eat parsnips. The consensus was that plainly roasted parsnips can’t be beaten, but we reckon this decadent gratin recipe by Thomasina Miers is a treat worth the effort. The apple allioli condiment is of course optional.