Spiced beetroot hummus

Lisa

Our veg boxes are so vivid in September/October, studded with colourful organic carrots, beetroots and squashes. This week, beets are the recipe focus and it was a toss-up whether to go for a healthy beetroot dip or beetroot chocolate muffins. We’ve taken the savoury route – recipe from Dr Rupy Aujla and published on BBC food. Ideally don’t squander the …

Kale and mushroom pasta bake

Lisa

Have you been craving a homey, hearty pasta bake since the weather turned? Here it is – using organic curly kale, fresh from our local farms. Kale is settling in for its solid season in the veg boxes. So versatile:  soups, stews, pasta, risottos, stir-fries or just roasted into kale crisps. We’d love to hear your favourite ways to cook …

Apple and walnut salad

Lisa

Sheffield apple season has arrived early!  We’re delighted to have the first UK organic apples of the season in our fruit boxes this week – including some beauties from our neighbours in Moss Valley, Sheffield Organic Growers (thank you, Huw and the orchard team). Add a Regather fruit box to your order here. It’s almost sacrilege to do anything with …

Beetroot and feta tart

Lisa

Having grown up knowing beetroot only as vinegary slices in jars from the shop, it’s been a right pleasure making friends properly with beetroot as an adult, on the allotment and in the kitchen (and at Regather, of course). Mid-summer organic beetroots fresh from the field are just lovely – and so, so versatile. This simple savoury tart recipe from …

Macaroni cheese with leeks

Lisa

Last week we were enthused about well-dressed raw salad veg. This week it’s comfort eating, but starring a vegetable, of course – organic leeks.  If you still have wild garlic in your locale, it goes beautifully in place of the garlic cloves. Wilt a good handful of leaves (washed and chopped) into the leek mixture as it finishes cooking at …

Beetroot carpaccio

Lisa

Another recipe inspired by the launch of our new organic Salad box. Ultra-thin raw beetroot slices sent to umami-flavoured heaven with a dressing of balsamic vinegar, lemon, olive oil, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and yogurt. Recipe by Jamie Oliver and republished on The Happy Foodie. Quantities easily halved if you only have a couple of beetroots to hand.

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 …

Homemade sauerkraut: green cabbage and carrot

Lisa

Many of us love having versatile cabbages in the veg box, but if you want to expand your cabbage repertoire we suggest making your own delicious, nutritious, organic sauerkraut or kimchi.  The health benefits of ‘live’ fermented veg have been well documented: packed full of nutrients and good bacteria for a happy gut biome. My own sauerkraut learning curve has …

Kimchi latkes

Lisa

We are now stocking organic Hot ‘n’ Smoky Kimchi by Loving Foods.  It is truly delicious: use it as a topping and flavour boost for plain rice and stir-fried veg. Or try these kimchi latkes – little shallow-fried potato and kimchi patties. Recipe idea from Kirsten & Christopher Shockey in their excellent book Fermented Vegetables – my favourite culinary book …

Cheesy leek and butterbean patties with sun-dried tomatoes

Lisa

Loving the beautiful young leeks in the veg box lately. Sometimes they’re just too nice for a classic leek and potato soup, a delicious staple though that is. These fried patties are very more-ish and go well with oven-cooked, skin-on chips or wedges made from organic spuds or sweet potatoes. And a bowl of peppery green salad leaves from Regather …