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Zippy Rhubarb Salsa

This is a delicious, savoury way of using rhubarb, it’s natural sharpness matches brilliantly with the other flavours.

 

Ingredients:

4 sticks of rhubarb, leaves removed, halved lengthways and diced

1/2 cucumber, diced

1 big handful of vine tomatoes, diced

2 red onions, peeled and finely diced

2 chillies, deseeded if desired and finely diced

1 avocado, diced

The juice of 2 limes

1 big handful of coriander, parsley or mint, roughly chopped

Sea salt

Thai Red Pepper Soup 

A delicious, light and fragrant soup

1 red chilli, roughly chopped, deseeded if you want less heat

3 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped

3 peppers, deseeded and roughly chopped

1 red onion, peeled and roughly chopped

A 1-2 inch piece of ginger, according to your taste, peeled and roughly chopped

1 tin of coconut milk

Tamari sauce

The zest of 1 lime

A handful of coconut flakes

Coconut oil or olive oil

 

Method:

Super Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed red peppers with mushrooms, walnuts and chickpeas - A gloriously old-school dish with a Boxxfresh twist.

To serve 2 as a main course or 4 as a light lunch or side dish

Ingredients:

2 peppers

2 handfuls of chestnut mushrooms or 2 flat mushrooms, roughly chopped

2 cloves of garlic, finely diced

1 chilli, finely diced

1 big handful of walnuts, chopped

1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

A Vegelicious Tray Of Roasties

This tray of roasted veggies is vegeliciously simple, it’s just a case of a little chopping, a little jumbling and let a hot oven do the hard work. A perfect side dish!

Ingredients to serve 4:

1 bunch of carrots

1 red onion

1/2 a large butternut squash

Olive oil

Sea salt 

Freshly ground black pepper

 

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180c/ 350f/ gas mark 4 and ready yourself with a large roasting tray.

Baked Apples

Very few things beat a nostalgic pud - they bring out the child in all of us! Make these your own by changing up the flavours of the fruit stuffing by swapping the mixed spice for your favourite sweet spice of choice like cinnamon or star anise… you can add a little grated ginger… orange or lemon zest… or use maple syrup instead of honey… even add a few chopped nuts into the mix!   

 

Ingredients for 4 baked apples:

 

4 apples

2 handfuls of sultanas or mixed vine fruit

2 tablespoons of honey

Sweet Potato & Red Onion Pasties

These pasties are packed with flavour that the whole family will love.

Recipe to make 4 - 6 pasties, depending on size

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1cm cubes

3 whole cloves of garlic, skins left on

2 red onions, diced

1 sprig of rosemary, stalks removed and roughly chopped

2 fresh bay leaves

1 handful of crumbled or grated vegan cheese of your choice

1 tbsp olive oil

Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

1 pack of ready made vegan puff pastry

Very Veggie Sandwiches

Having a few lovely veggies cooked and ready in the fridge is a great way to make sure you’ve got all the tools you need to make vegtacular lunch time sandwiches throughout the week… remember the secret to a super sandwich is a combo of textures... crunchy and smooth... gooey and crispy... trust us - you’ll never have ‘lunch envy’ again!

Ingredients:

1 Aubergine
2 Courgettes
Olive oil
Bread of choice - we particularly love toasted Sweet Potato Bread

Suggested extras:

Boxxfresh Cauli Cheese

We've taken the good-old traditional cauliflower cheese and given it a Boxxfresh twist using spinach, a mustardy cheese sauce and toasted pinenuts... you will not be disappointed!

You can use traditional white cauliflower or Romanesco cauliflower for this recipe