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Veggie Cottage Pie Recipe

Nana Marie (The Boxxfresh Babies Nana and Kelly's darling mum) makes THE best cottage and shepherds pies. This is her incredible, veg-packed veggie version – it’s pure comfort and an absolute family favourite.

Ingredients:

3-4 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped into small pieces or grated 

1.5kg potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped

4 cloves of garlic, finely minced

2 white onions, finely diced

3 sticks of celery, finely diced

2 big handfuls of mushrooms, finely diced or grated

Veggie Savoury Rice Recipe

A bowl of tasty, wholesome rice and veggies - is there anything more delish!? This dish is ideal for using up the last few veggies in the fridge before stocking up on more of the good stuff, so grab a bowl and get stuck in!

Serves approx 4:

2 small / 1 large onion finely chopped

2 garlic cloves crushed or finely chopped 

4 carrots 

1 leek 

200g Tenderstem Broccoli 

A few mushrooms 

1 tsp Mixed Herbs

2 tbsp Tamari 

1 veggie stock cube 

250g of brown rice 

1 tbsp of olive or coconut oil

Plant-based Bourguignon Recipe

Insanely delish and packed full of plant-based goodness ...! 

Kick back and enjoy the simplicity of our recipe from the Boxxfresh Kitchen - it will become one of your staples.

Ingredients to serve approx. 6: 

4-5 shallots - peeled and cut into quarters

4 cloves of garlic crunched or finely chopped

2 tbsp olive oil  

1 bunch of carrots washed and cut into large chunky slices 

1/2 celeriac peeled and chopped into good size chunks (similar to the carrots)

Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

Rich, delicious, and totally satisfying -  these beans are super simple to bung together and won’t fail to impress! Serve them on toasted Vegbred for a power packed brunch, cook a batch and portion them up to freeze for a speedy meal when you need it the most or rustle up a big pan to pile into hot baked potatoes to feed the troupes.

 

Make these beans with any bean or pulse you have in the cupboard - we’ve made them with anything from cannelloni, butterbeans, black beans, chickpeas or lentils and even mixed mixed together - they’re all delicious!

 

3 Root Veggie Mash Recipe

Everyone loves mash and this one is our full on VEG OUT - POTATOES, CARROTS, SWEDE. 

 

Serves 4-6 people:

750g potatoes (approx. 4/5) 

1 swede

1/2 a bunch of carrots (approx. 4) 

Sea salt 

Freshly ground black pepper

Plant based butter of your choice or Olive oil

 

Method:

1. Peel and roughly chop the potatoes, swede and carrots. Place them in a large saucepan and cover with fresh cold water.

Simple Garlic Mushroom Recipe

One simple batch of mushrooms... so many delicious opportunities! These gorgeous garlic mushrooms are a brilliant starting point for so many scumptious eating possibilities - simply served on crunchy toast, stuffed into a jacked spud, tossed through pasta or piled into pies... that is if they last long enough (we dare you not to eat them all straight out of the pan)!

Ingredients for 2 - 3 portions:

250g chestnut or portabello mushrooms, sliced

2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced

3 sprigs of thyme

Sea salt

Tasty Herby Stuffing Ball Recipe

This is a brilliantly basic, traditional stuffing recipe full of herby flavour, ideal for any feast! So leave the box of Paxo stuffing mix and give this a go!

You can totally customise this recipe to how you like stuffing - add dried fruits, spices, different herbs or a fresh zest of orange or lemon!

 

Makes about 10 stuffing balls:

Roughly 6 slices of bread that’s a few days old blitzed into breadcrumbs in the food processor - use whichever bread you prefer - sourdough, gluten free or our delicious Vegbred - they all work!

Plant-based Cheeze & Fruit Board Recipe

The Perfect Plant Based Picky Cheeze Board

We’ve got everything you could possibly need to create a scrumptious Cheeze Board this Christmas.

We’ve broken the elements down of the collection of goodies that we love to put together on our picky platters so that you can pick and choose your favourites and tailor your board to suit you.

 

Grapes

Wash the your grapes keep them all in one big bunch to serve!

Apples

Porkless Pie Recipe

This is our delicious pork-less, plant based version of a hot water crust pastry pie that will turn the heads of even the biggest veg-dodgers. Traditionally served with pickles & chutneys but also a super addition to any picky feast complete with a bowl of roast potatoes and a crunchy slaw!

Ingredients for the hot water pastry

This makes enough pastry & filling for 1 large pie, of course your can split this to make smaller ones. 

190g Plain Flour 

65g Plant-based Butter (we used Naturli vegan block) 

75ml Water