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Winter Root Stew

This is a rustic, hearty vegetable stew so keep the veggies big and chunky - they’ll soak up all the juices as they cook resulting in a delicious, comforting dish. 

 

Ingredients to serve 4 - 6 people:

2 white onions or shallots, halved and sliced

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

4 sticks of celery, thinly sliced

1 swede peeled and chopped into big chunks, about 1 inch pieces 

3 Simple Snacks To Stay Focused

Being prepared with nourishing bites to eat isn’t only a great way to stay focused when hunger strikes but the best way to make sure you don’t reach for the crisps, chocolate or even so called ‘healthy’ snacks which are just as full of fat and sugar.

Try these 3 plant powered super snacks to keep you energised - they all follow the same principles, a pile of crunchy fruit of veg with something tasty to dip them into on the side! Take them to work, add them to school lunch boxes or pop them in you bag to have on the go!

Give Your Oats Some Oomph!

When it comes to breakfast, just 5 minutes of prep the night before will set you up for a delicious and satisfying start to your day. Plain rolled oats are inexpensive and hugely nourishing… jazz them up with fruit and a sprinkle of nuts and you’ve got yourself a powerhouse breakfast to get you through the morning!

This is an all-in-one method to save you time but if you prefer, you can add the grated or chopped fruit in the morning or just before you tuck into your delicious oats.

 

Creamy Cauli & Tenderstem Soup With Crunchy Toppings

Creamy Cauli & Tenderstem Soup With Crunchy Toppings

This soup is pure warming comfort with a luxurious naturally creamy texture... a real treat to enjoy outside on one of those frosty, sunny days!

Ingredients To Feed 4:

2 white onions, roughly chopped

4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

1 head of cauliflower

1 big bunch of tenderstem broccoli

1 handful of mixed seeds

1 good quality vegetable stock cube disolved in 1 litre of boiling water

Sea salt

Boxxfresh Veg’ Bol’

This is our deliciously, rich, vegtastic, meat-free version of a classic Bolognese sauce… simply scrumptious served with pasta, rice or crunchy, fluffy baked potatoes. 

 

Serves 4

 

2 red or white onions, finely diced

6 cloves of garlic, finely minced

4 carrots, finely diced

3 big handfuls of mushrooms, finely diced

2 tsp of oregano or mixed herbs

6 Bay leaves

2 cans of lentils, drained and rinsed

3 tins of tomatoes

2 tbsp of tomato puree

Leek & Potato Pie

Sometimes - you’ve just got to have pie! 

This leek & potato pie is delicious, indulgent and a great alternative to a Sunday roast served with some roasted root veggies and a pile of braised cabbage.

 

Ingredients:

2 leeks, halved lengthways and finely sliced

3 potatoes, peeled and cut 2 cm pieces

1 large or 2 medium white onions, diced 

3 cloves of garlic, grated or finely minced

4 sprigs of thyme, leaves only

Super Sprouts & Braised Lentils

This delicious jumble is fab served with a pile of roasted root veggies!

Recipe To Serve 4 -6:
1 white or red onion, finely diced

2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
4 carrots, peeled and finely diced
1 leek, finely diced
3 tins of lentils, drained and rinsed
1 good quality vegetable stock cube
A couple of sprigs of rosemary, thyme or sage
10-12 brussels sprouts, finely sliced
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil

Chunky Veg & Lentil Soup

This soup is so versatile and open to adaptation, depending on what you have available making it a brilliant recipe to use up all those bits and bobs you don’t know what to do with!

The ingredients listed are what we used but if you have more of one thing and less of another… fancy adding other veggies or want to swap lentils for different pulses, cooked rice or chopped potatoes - go for it!  

Ingredients To Serve 8:

3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

2 onions, diced

Roasty Toasty Potatoes!

Who can resist a fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside, golden wonder of a roast potato?! Serve them with a roast… serve them part of a picky sharing platter… serve them with salad and a jumble of spiced roast veggies… or simply serve them in a bowl alongside your favourite dip!  

 

Ingredients:

1-2 large to medium sized potatoes per person

1 bulb of garlic

2 or 3 sprigs of rosemary

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Olive oil