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Veggie Savoury Rice 

A bowl of tasty, wholesome rice and veggies - is there anything more delish!? This dish is ideal for using up the last few veggies in the fridge before stocking up on more of the good stuff, so grab a bowl and get stuck in!

Serves approx 4:

2 small / 1 large onion finely chopped

2 garlic cloves crushed or finely chopped 

4 carrots 

1 leek 

200g Tenderstem Broccoli 

A few mushrooms 

1 tsp Mixed Herbs

2 tbsp Tamari 

1 veggie stock cube 

250g of brown rice 

1 tbsp of olive or coconut oil

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

Keep It Fresh Tips!

We want you to get the most out of your Boxxfresh delivery - to use up every little bit! Our naked veggies sometimes need that extra TLC without the plastic packaging... so here’s a few tips to keep your veggies fresh!⁠

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