Mushroom and veg pie with parsnip rosti topping

Lisa

It was Regather’s prize-winning flower grower/wrangler/designer, Rachel, who recommended this dish the other day. Mushrooms, onions and winter roots in a lovely mustardy gravy and a crispy topping.  That’s a Goldilocks dish: not too heavy, not too light. Rachel tells me the recipe doesn’t suffer for having less than the full whack of mushrooms – use what you have.  And we …

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 …

Swede and veggie sausage one pot

Francesca

This recipe almost got beaten to the finish line for this week’s edition by a decadent fondant swede dish, but the swede chunks were bathed in a frankly obscene amount of butter! So with healthy-start January in mind, instead we have this hearty meal in a pot from the always reliable thedoctorskitchen.com – but the seasonal swede from the box …

Split pea and veg soup

Francesca

Back to basics this week with a simple, hearty and very healthy soup. Yellow peas/lentils bring a lovely flavour but if you want a quicker process go with split red lentils which don’t need soaking and boiling first. This soup is great with dark rye bread – either Tower of Bagel’s or Forge’s Dark Peak.