Lunch

Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 900ml chicken broth (or vegetarian broth)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1cm chunks
  • 250ml milk (available from Morefresh)
  • 125g split red lentils
  • 500g baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Indian curry paste of your choice
  • Plain yoghurt for serving (optional)

Method

This recipe will serve 8 people.

Put the broth, onion, and curry paste in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the lentils, then reduce the heat and cover, simmering for 5 minutes.

Add the sweet potatoes to the saucepan, then cover again and simmer for a further 10 minutes, until the lentils and sweet potatoes are tender. Add the milk.

Carefully pour about 1/3 of the soup into a blender (remember it’s hot!). Puree, then return it to the saucepan. Add the spinach and stir over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes, until the spinach is wilted.

Stir in the lemon juice and serve with a dollop of yoghurt if you wish.

If there is too much for one meal, store in a sealed container in a fridge and eat the following day.

Bacon and Cheese Fritata

Ingredients

  • 700g salad potatoes
  • 175g bacon
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
  • 6 large free range eggs (available from Morefresh)
  • 30g cheese, grated (available from Morefresh)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Method

This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

Boil the potatoes for 6-10 minutes, until they are almost cooked. Slice them. Preheat the grill to medium-high.

Fry the bacon in 1 tbsp oil in a large oven-proof frying pan until cooked, then set it aside.

Using the same pan, fry the garlic and pepper for 5 minutes, adding more oil if necessary.

Add the potatoes to the pan and fry for another 3 minutes, then add the bacon and stir it together.

Crack the eggs into a bowl or jug and beat them with a fork. Add 1 tsp parsley and season with salt and black pepper. Pour the mixture into the frying pan, then sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Cook for 5 minutes.

Transfer the frying pan to the grill and cook it for a further 5 minutes, or until the mixture is cooked through.

Serve a slice with some salad and enjoy!

hummus and beetroot crispsBeetroot Crisps with Humous

Ingredients

  • 250g of beetroot
  • Olive oil
  • 2 x garlic cloves
  • Fresh thyme
  • 1 a large can 400g of chick peas
  • 2 x tbs of tahini paste
  • 1 x lemon
  • 1 x tsp of smoked paprika
  • 50g coriander leaves
  • Extra olive oil

Method

Peel the beetroot and slice thinly.   Pick the thyme leaves and add them and the sliced beetroot to a bowl.  Add a tablespoon of the olive oil and stir gently to coat the beetroot.

Line a couple of baking trays and spread the beetroot out and roast in the oven for about 15 mins  or until the slices are crisp.  Allow to cool completely.

Peel and slice the garlic – pop in a blender with the chickpeas and the water from the tin.

Add the rest of the ingredients and an extra slug of olive oil and blitz until smooth

Season, tip into a bowl.  Decorate with a little olive oil on the top and serve with your lovely beetroot crisps.

If, (and it is highly likely) there is any humus left, it will keep in the fridge for several days.

Enjoy!

italian veg soup

Italian Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

  • 800g of chopped vegetables (large chunks/pieces).  Why not use : cabbage, carrots, broccoli, courgette, (in the veg box this week) and celery.
  • 1 x 400g can of borlotti beans
  • 1-2 gloves of garlic
  • 2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
  • 170g tomato puree
  • 1.7 litre of water
  • 1  vegetable stock cube (optional)
  • Pinch or three of chilli flakes
  • 2 tbs of chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp of dried  basil
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 300g of small dried pasta
  • 1 tsp of salt

Method

In one large pot, add the olive oil, garlic, vegetables, beans, herbs, tomato puree, water, stock cube (if using).  Stir to combine, bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for 30-45 mins.  Check seasoning half way through.

In a separate pan of salted boiling water, cook the pasta and then add to the soup pan.  Combine and enjoy.

If you plan to save some of the soup to use later, we recommend not adding all the pasta.  Cook and add it as you use the soup.

Celeriac remoulade

Celeriac Remoulade

Ingredients

  • Medium celeriac – shredded
  • juice from one lemon
  • 4 x heaped tablespoons of good mayonnaise
  • Two tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • Two tablespoons of double cream or crème fraiche
  • Two tablespoons of chopped parsley

Method

Once shredded (about the thickness of a matchstick), toss the celeriac in half the  lemon juice.  This will prevent it from discolouring.
Mix together the mayonnaise, mustard and cream/crème fraiche and parsley.

Season with salt and black pepper and fold gently in the shredded celeriac.

Leave for about half an hour and then serve.

recipe_kaleKale & Mango Salad

Ingredients

  • 200g Kale
  • lemon squeezed
  • Extra virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 x ripe mango

Method

Prepare kale by removed thick stalks and thinly slicing the leaves.

Combine all ingredients, except the mango, and gently massage into the kale, using your hands, for about a minute, until the kale is soft.

Chop the mango and toss with the kale and serve.

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