Onion and chickpea soup with Yemeni ‘hawaij’ spicing


It’s onion soup, but not as we know it. It’s by the brilliant Yotam Ottolenghi (who else!?) and has the most beautiful, complex, aromatic spice combination – properly warming but not via chilli heat. (I would never, ever have thought to put cardamom, fenugreek and cloves together in a soup but it’s gorgeous.) A heavy mortar and pestle is fine …

Squash and Borlotti beans tray bake with tomatoes and sage


This is a cracking dish which got a rapturous review from Regather team member Jess who made it last week. It’s also the third outing of a squash+beans recipe this season, but this one with the unique flavour accent of fresh sage – and lots of it – plus plenty of garlic and white wine. Don’t forget you can still …

Pumpkin (or squash), black-eyed bean and coconut curry


It’s Halloween season so crates of beautiful organic squashes are giving us a workout at Regatherand inspiring this week’s dish. Recipe from Meera Sodha’s book ‘Fresh India’. Fresh curry leaves areworth seeking out – get them at Waitrose or big Sainsburys (sometimes Ozmen has them too) andfreeze any you don’t use straight away. Serve this curry with basmati rice and …

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Spiced squash and white beans with lemon and mint


This week at Regather it’s all about the squash… from our own Regather farm and from Sheffield Organic Growers, both in the Moss Valley. We love how autumn squashes make the veg boxes look so enticing, especially nestled in with vibrant green brassica leaves. Recipe from Diana Henry (from ‘A Change of Appetite’). She has suggestions on tweaks, e.g. to …

Rachel’s quick veg and tomato stew with bacon (or smoked tofu)


This week’s staff recommendation comes from a superstar who has helped steer Regather from the time when it was just little green shoots – the brilliant Rachel, who can turn her hand to almost anything. When she’s not taking care of finance and HR and working on veg box (or hundreds of other things), she’s raising a delightful doggie, Beau, …

Spicy corn, black bean and feta salad


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 …

Favourite couscous salad


This is a lovely, simple, substantial salad for lunch boxes or picnics. I went through a phase of eating it at work for lunch almost every day for months on end, with little tweaks and variations. The five core flavours – tomato, onion, mint, feta and lemon – are the essential ones (think Greek salad) for that tangy lip-smacking factor. …

Courgette, coconut and sweetcorn subji


This fresh and fragrant vegan recipe comes from Meera Sodha and makes great use of the courgettes and tomatoes frequenting our early summer veg boxes. If you don’t have quite enough courgette weight, supplement with some diced pepper. Fresh curry leaves are wonderfully aromatic and you can usually get them in Ozmen and Waitrose.

Cherry tomato salsa


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.

Patatas bravas


Just the words ‘patatas bravas’ make the mouth water! We love turning our attention to the staples in the box – potatoes, onions and carrots – and we’ve gone with a classic dish today. Recipe by Jamie Oliver. Don’t forget you can add organic garlic and tinned tomatoes to your Regather order via the online shop. So why not make …