Veg Hacks

Vegetable enlightenment from Riverford chefs. Our Veg Hacks will veg-ucate and inspire you to well and truly get to grips with the green stuff, reducing food waste and experimenting with new cooking techniques as you go.
From how to break a cauliflower down into multiple cuts, to kale stalk pesto and more.

Latest Veg Hack

Broccoli

In this week's Veg Hack, Bob demonstrates how to get twice as much broccoli from one head, by tapering the stalk as you cut the florets, resulting in a tenderstem broccoli effect.

Whole baked onions

lowly acquiring a small mountain of onions? This week's Veg Hack is for you. James demonstrates how to properly peel and cut an onion without waste, and shows how roast them whole for a seriously good side.

The breakdown of fennel

It's hard to beat the taste of British asparagus. In this week's Veg Hack, chef Bob looks at how to prepare, roast and make into a simple recipe. It could challenge all you have been told too, if you have always 'snapped' your asparagus to break off the woody ends. Bob explains why that isn't the way to go.

Roasted Asparagus with Eggs & Herbs on Toast

It's hard to beat the taste of British asparagus. In this week's Veg Hack, chef Bob looks at how to prepare, roast and make into a simple recipe. It could challenge all you have been told too, if you have always 'snapped' your asparagus to break off the woody ends. Bob explains why that isn't the way to go.

Braised chard with garlic

In this week's Veg Hacks video, chef Bob looks at how to cook Swiss chard, which is the whole head of chard you'll find in our boxes (and that people commonly mistake for pak choi). Bob makes a simple side with the leaves and stalks, but you can use this preparation method for a number of recipes.

The breakdown of a kohlrabi

This Veg Hack focuses on the extraterrestrial looking kohlrabi... it's definitely one of the more unusual looking vegetables you'll find in our veg boxes. Here's chef James breaks it down into 4 cuts and suggests ways to cook and eat each of them.

Whole baked cremated cabbage

In this Veg Hack video, James cremates a cabbage... it sound odd, but trust us on this one! It's quite possibly the simplest cabbage recipe ever - involving no prep, and using the whole vegetable, meaning no waste.

Kale stalk & toasted cumin pesto

In this Veg Hacks video, chef James makes a simple Kale Stalk Pesto, so you can make your veg box go further and never have to waste kale stalks again.

How to breakdown a cauliflower

A zero waste approach to cauliflower... Firm, flavourful caulis are a staple in our boxes, but it's not all about the florets. A cauliflower can be broken down into a number of cuts, all of which taste fantastic when cooked in the right way.

Whole baked celeriac

Introducing the first video of our new Veg Hacks series. Salt-baking celeriac is a no fuss way of approaching this gnarly-looking vegetable. The result is packed with flavour, and can be used in a number of ways. Would you try this?

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