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Fruity Spiced Parcels

Fruity Spiced Parcels

These are lovely little bites to serve either mid morning with a lovely coffee or as an evening treat with a mulled wine!

Makes approx. 32

100g light olive oil
3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
2 apples
2 pears
2 handfuls of mixed dried fruit or mixed vine fruit
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground clove
1 tsp mixed spice
1 pack of vegan filo pastry
Icing sugar for a snowy dusting

Spiced Red Cabbage

A delicious seasonal addition to any roast!

Ingredients:

1 red cabbage, core removed and finely sliced
3 red onions, finely sliced
2 apples, cored and finely sliced into matchsticks
1 cinnamon stick
150 ml Balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp honae or maple syrup
Olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Method:

The Boxxfresh Bubble

Bubble and squeak is one of life’s great pleasures, it’s totally delicious, feeds a crowd and obviously brilliant for using up any leftovers!

The ingredients for the bubble is all down to you and what you have left over from your Christmas feast - we would suggest a combination of any of the following leftovers:

Grandma Veida’s Parsnip Bake

A delicious festive family favourite!

Recipe to 4 - 6 as a side dish:

4 parsnips
2 handfuls of freshly grated vegan cheese (there are lots of great ones out there now... others need a little improvement... so try a few, experiment and choose your favourite!) 
A big knob of vegan butter, about 25g
Olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Method:

Kelly’s Famous Sprouts

Love them or hate them the humble Brussel is a seasonal must-have.

Kelly’s famous garlicky roast sprouts are such a treat - we’d challenge any sprout-phobe to not like them!

 

To make 4 portions:

500g sprouts

2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely mashed

2 sprigs of rosemary

75g vegan spread or olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

 

Method:

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

Roast Cauliflower With Rosemary & Garlic

We love this roast cauli served hot from the oven or slightly cooled and tumbled into a warm salad. Don’t leave behind the lovely crispy rosemary and jammy garlic cloves which are delicious to eat once they’re roasted! 

 

Serves 4 as a side dish:

Ingredients:

1 cauliflower

4 cloves of garlic

2 sprigs of rosemary, leaves only

Olive oil 

Sea salt 

Freshly ground black pepper

 

Method:

Get A Leek Of This!

It's a common misunderstanding that the dark green tops of leeks are only fit for stock or the worse - feeding compost heap (cringe!). No, no, no… not the case! Prep your leeks right and you’ll get more out of them than you could ever imagine!

 

1. Start by trimming off the root tip and the thinnest slither of the tops. These are the only bits you’re not going to cook with!

2. Lay your leek on a chopping board and you’ll see clearly that it naturally splits into 3 parts.

3. Slice your leek according to the following guide:

Garlic Prep Top Tips!

Garlic... a Boxxfresh flavour essential! We always rely on natural flavours at Boxxfresh and garlic is one of our favourite go-to's! From a slow cook, a roast dinner to a stir fry... here are the ways we love to prepare our garlic!

Whole Bulbs 
Wrap whole bulbs of garlic in tin foil with a drizzle of olive oil and bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool then peel the super sticky-sweet cloves of garlic from their skins to serve with a picky board, blend into soups or jumble into warm salads.