Vegan chocolate orange cake

Lisa

With January at an end, we’re treating ourselves to a luscious vegan cake recipe using the zest and juice of those gorgeous organic oranges in the fruit boxes these days.  Often they are stunning blood oranges, which you can also order as an extra for your box – enjoy their season while it lasts. Recipe from food blogger and dietician …

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, …

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. …

Roasted sweet potato, leek, celeriac and cashew nut wellington

Lisa

Merry Christmas! Embrace the Welly.  I cannot resist pastry in any form – so a wellington or savoury strudel is the classic I go for at Christmas. It satisfies the eye as well as the palate and the tum, and it’s a brilliant vehicle for our organic veg. We’ve picked a vegan welly that’s not overly elaborate, using ready-prepped puff …

Leek, cider and chestnut crumble

Lisa

This mouth-watering dish is for dinner at home on Christmas Eve, aiming to please a group of fussy palates.  Leeks, cider, chestnuts and a cheesy crumbly topping… yeah!  We’ll have it with garlicky kale and some roasted carrots. Recipe by Kathy Slack from The Veg Patch and found on the fab site The Happy Foodie. Serves 4 as a side …

Roasted beetroots and onions with pomegranate

Lisa

Hope the snow is getting you all in the Christmas mood! For our next couple of recipes, I have my eye fixed on the list of beautiful organic veg we plan to offer in our Extra Large Veg Box in Christmas week.  Today we’re putting beetroots in the festive spotlight – something they are not accustomed to!  This dish of …

Rum and sultana pear cake

Lisa

Is it wrong to daydream about a cake for a whole year!? Hmmm. This is the cake! Recipe by Andi Oliver, published by The Guardian in 2021 as part of a gorgeous Caribbean influenced Christmas dinner spread. Last December we ran out of weekly recipe slots to feature it, so here it is, at long last, in all its rum-drenched …

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 …

Potato and rosemary soda focaccia bread

Lisa

If, like me, you’re a bit rubbish at making yeasted bread (I blame our superb local bakehouses – Forge, Perfectionery and Tower of Bagel – for setting the bar way too high), why not do a homemade soda bread?  Well, this one is a marriage of Irish soda bread and Italian focaccia. With potatoes from the veg box. Yum. Recipe …