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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

Loaded 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

 

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:

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:

Rustle Up Some Sizzlin' Veggie Sides!

A side of veg may have had a bad rep in the past - a slightly dull, soggy pile of boiled veg you feel obliged to eat to tot up your veg count. Well not anymore!

Sides of veggies should be as exciting and delicious as the main event - all it takes is a couple of tips and simple recipes. Roasting, stir-frying and charing all keep in the goodness of the veggies and add a bit of char or golden caramelisation around the edges adding scrumptious flavour… Add some citrus, herbs & spices or oil and vinegar and you’ve got yourself some super Jazzy sides everyone with be fighting over!

HOW TO EAT MORE FRUIT & VEG!

We all want to eat more fruit and veg! We know it’s good for us! But how do we do it? And more importantly, how to we add more more of the good stuff onto our plates without thinking we have to give up the food we love?

Guess what - it’s not about giving up the foods that tickle your fancy, it’s just about adding more fruit and veg and finding a little bit of balance! Enjoy your pizza with a big salad or a Friday night burger with a delicious, crunchy slaw.