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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:

 

Foldover Pizzas

Half way between a regular pizza and a calzone, these foldover pizzas are smaller and perfectly individually sized! Super for a quick pizza fix - ideal for a picnic, weekend lunch or movie night treat!

 

Makes 2 pizzas:

400g pizza dough: either home made or shop bought - there are some great fresh or frozen pizza doughs products available these days, ready to roll!

2 heaped teaspoons of tomato puree

1 clove of garlic, peeled and grated

1/2 a Violife mozzarella block, grated

Plain flour

Loaded Potato Twice Baked Potatoes

 

These loaded twice baked potato skins are super tasty, fun and make a great Friday night or weekend treat! 

 

Serves 4 - 6

4 - 6 medium sized potatoes 

1 red onion, peeled and finely diced

2 cloves of garlic, peeled and grated

A handful of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

2 tsp Wholegrain or dijon mustard

Vegan cheese of choice, grated or sliced - we love Violife Cheddar style block (optional)

Sea salt 

Freshly ground black pepper

Olive oil

 

Tex Mex Black Beans With Tomatoes

This is a versatile jumble of Tex Mex inspired flavours and satisfying ingredients. We love them as part of a picky board with a fresh cucumber and mint salad and a crumble of Violife Greek style cheese or ideal for piling on toast with avocado and fresh chilli.

 

Ingredients for 2-4 portions:

2 cloves of garlic, peeled and grated

1 red onion, peeled and finely diced

A handful or 150g vine tomatoes

1 jar or tin of black beans, drained and rinsed

Dried oregano or mixed dried herbs

Chickpea Curry

This is a really quick, flavour packed curry - perfect for a mid week meal with a baked potato, sweet potato, over rice or a big pile of wilted greens. 

 

Ingredients to serve 4 - 6 people:

2 white onions, peeled and finely sliced

3 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped or grated

1 large thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and grated

2 jars or tins of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 tin of tomatoes

1/2 -1 can of coconut milk 

2 tbsps tomato puree

Boxxfresh Bang Potatoes

Bang Curry Spice Packs are absolutely delicious - with all the spices expertly blended ready to cook which means you’ve got more time to experiment with different curry combos!

Theses Boxxfresh Bang Potatoes are our take on the classic Bombay potatoes, using one of the Bang Curry Kits - serve them as part of a curry feast, pile them in a wrap with avocado and coconut yogurt or simply enjoy them as they are! 

 

Ingredients to serve 4-6:

Charred Sweetcorn, Red Onion & Black Bean Salad

Roasted, toasted & charred veggies jumbled together with chilli & lime and topped with chunks of avocado can’t ever be a bad thing! This is a delicious salad to celebrate our super sweetcorn - serve it as a main, as a side, piled into a baked (sweet)potato, stuffed into a sandwich or wrap. 

Feel free to be flexible with the ingredients, if you want to turn up the heat, add another chilli, prefer more sweetcorn or want bulk everything out with more red onions and beans - go for it! This is YOUR creation!

 

Boxxfresh Juicing Boxx

Juicing Boxx

Our juicing Boxx is full of all the fruits and veggies you need to make 15 delicious, cold pressed juices!

We’ve put together 4 of our favourite juice recipes for you to follow OR you can make up your own - it’s totally up to you!

 

Your Juicing Boxx includes all the ingredients to make:

 

4 x 250ml Breakfast Boosters

4 x 250ml Kickstarters

3 x 250ml Scarlet Sunrise

4 x 250ml Kalin’ it

 

Sweet Onion & Kale Pizza

This is a deliciously different pizza topping - instead of the usual tomato based and toppings - we’re going in with sweet sticky onions, kale that turns toasted and crunchy and salty Violife mediterranean block!

We love this served with a big salad as a main course or cut up into slithers for nibbles with a refreshing drink!

 

To make 1 large pizza: