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Whole Baked Onions

Onions are incredibly sweet when they’re baked and make a delicious, fresh tasting companion to any dish or as part of a picky board or a Sunday roast!

To serve 2-3 side dish…

2 onions, red or white

4 sprigs of rosemary

8-10 sage leaves

2 tbsp olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180c/ 350f/ gas mark 4.

Lemon & Thyme Roast Carrots

These carrots are amazing served with a roast or jumbled into salads with a crumbly cheese, munchy leaves and crunchy seeds for a delicious lunch!

Serves 4 as a side

Ingredients:

1 bunch of carrots, leaves twisted off and washed

6 sprigs of thyme

1 lemon

1 tbsp

Olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c/ 350f/ gas mark 4.

Butternut Bake With Sage, Chilli & Carraway

Deliciously comforting, this vegpacked bake is perfect for these Autumn days. 

Ingredients to serve 4-6 people:

2 butternut squash
1 chilli, deseeded and finely diced
2 tsp caraway seeds
8 cloves of garlic
1 bag of spinach
1 big handful of vegan cheese of your choice
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil
6 - 8 sage leaves
1 handful of seeds or chopped nuts of your choice

Method:

PB PIES

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

Boxxfresh Chilli Mole

Mole (pronounced 'mo-lay') is THE quintessential chilli sauce native to Mexico. It literally means ’everyday sauce' - and is ladled over nachos, tacos, enchiladas, burritos or served on rice. 

The Boxxfresh Chilli Mole skips out the 'Con Carne’ (‘with meat’) and goes back to its true origins with tomatoes, black beans, dark chocolate, chillies and cinnamon spices to create the deep soulful flavours that will have you reaching for seconds!

 

Ingredients to make 6-8 portions:

Shallot Bake

Searching for a simple but scrumptious plant-based midweek meal? Our Shallot Bake is a 35 minute sensation of creamy-crunchy gratin gorgeousness!

Shallots are a chef’s secret ingredient: sweeter, smoother and more tender than onions. They dial up the flavour and combine especially with Thyme.

Serves 4-6 

Ingredients:

6-8 shallots cut into halves or quarters 

1 tbsp of plant-based butter

A handful of fresh thyme leaves removed (or 1 tsp of dried) 

Boxxfresh Bourguignon

Insanely delish and packed full of plant-based goodness…A Bourguignon is just a fancy word for a casserole with a generous glug of wine to bring out the flavours of the roots. 

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  

Warming Winter Tea Tonic

Warming Winter Tea Tonic

 

This is a wonderfully soothing, warming, fresh brew, full of delicious ingredients to enjoy any time of the day! Making this on the stove top means that the ingredients get to infuse, mingle and can be topped up with fresh water for a second and third pot!

 

Make a pot to share or to fill a thermos to sip throughout the day. 

 

To make 4 cups:

 

8 - 10 Sage leaves

Approx. 4 inch piece of ginger, sliced

Reduce Waste, Save Your Money, Help Our Planet!

The Issue:

Food waste is a BIG issue - with TV documentaries, Netflix docufilms and articles literally all over the internet available at our fingertips about how our food systems, the way we shop, eat and waste food is affecting the world; we feel that we all have the power to educate ourselves just that little bit more to take action against climate change and reverse the destructive habits we’ve come to find ‘normal’. 

 

HERE ARE A FEW FOOD WASTE FACTS THAT’LL LEAVE A SOUR TASTE: