Jamie’s Chunky Squash and Chickpea Soup

Our January adventure in soup continues with this spicy soup from Jamie Oliver. Ingredients 1 butternut squash, peeled and diced, reserving the seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 dried red chilli, crumbled olive oil 2 sticks celery, trimmed and finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped a few sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley,…

Carrot and Butter Bean Soup

A really tasty and comforting soup, thats easy to make. Blender is necessary. I adapted this soup from a recipe at Ocado. Ingredients 4 large carrots, peeled and cut 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large garlic clove, peeled and grated 1 large red onion, peeled and chopped 1 large leek, trimmed and sliced 2…

Frances’ Parsnip Soup

Ingredients 3 Large or 5 small parsnips, 2 cm rounds 1 onion sliced thinly oil 2 bay leaves 3 carrots chopped into 2 cm rounds a stock cube / vegetable bouillon for 1ltr of stock 1tsp ground cumin 1tsp ground coriander Method Chop the veg Heat the oil in a large saucepan Add the onion and…

Ottolenghi’s Chickpea Saute… with Fat Hen

Following on from Ottolenghi’s Chickpea Saute in his book, Plenty. We replaced the chard with fat hen, and only used 1 carrot and a large turnip in place of the other 3 carrots. It proved to be delicious, and fat hen brings a richness which works well with chickpeas, while the turnip gives an earthy…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Ultimate Winter Coucous

It was Erinma’s birthday last week and one present from @flygirltwo was an enormouuuuuus parsnip! It was all wrapped up and everything. To celebrate that parsnip, we found an extra special recipe from Mr Ottolenghi. Mmmmm tasty! 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks 8 shallots,…

Beetroot Cake

We had plenty of beetroot in the Riverford Veg Box last week screaming to be turned into cake. Unfortunately I was low on chocolate (which is unusual as I buy so much but guess it gets eaten quickly!) so no chocolate beetroot cake on the agenda… or brownies. Thankfully I came across Skye Gyngell’s recipe in…

Greek Salad

When you have cucumbers, lots of tomatoes and some cheese… time to make a greek salad. This recipe from BBC Food website is simple and easy. Go easy on the red wine vinegar and olive oil – would recommend 2/3rds of what’s suggested… Ingredients 50g/2oz black Kalamata olives 3 medium tomatoes, diced into 2cm/¾in cubes 1 cucumber peeled,…