Keep carm and make the most of your veg

Make the most of the veg in your weekly veg box with our handy tips below

This weeks featured veg tips

This is a protein-rich dish using curried quinoa topped with soft-boiled eggs. Peeling the eggs while they're still warm makes it a bit easier. You could also replace the broccoli with spinach, kale, spring greens or broad beans when in season.

Our favourite spring recipes

Mediterranean traybake

Roasting vegetables really brings out their flavour, especially with the added garlic and rosemary. Garlic tortillas to dip into the rich tomato sauce complete this vibrant vegan plateful. Try making this with other veg, depending on the season, squash, new potatoes, courgette, or aubergine would all work well too.

Lentil dhal & tarka fried onions with spinach

Frying the onions and spices separately and adding to a dhal at the end of cooking is a technique known as 'tarka'. Cook your onions on a higher heat than feels normal, so they take on a golden colour.

Chicken & spiced lentils

This is a simple one-pot dish. The spicing is apparent but not excessive; it is the peppery watercress and pungent yoghurt that brings it all together at the end. Add the garlic into your yoghurt little by little, depending on your tolerance for the raw taste.

Spring vegetable pad thai

This version of Pad Thai, a classic Asian noodle dish, is all about the preparation. Have everything chopped and ready to throw into the wok or frying pan at the last minute, group your prepared ingredients so you have the items to be added together next to each other.

Wicked Leeks: How to freeze veg

Make your own frozen mash, keep a stash of herbs or learn how to freeze each type of leafy green in these top tips for how to freeze veg.

Our favourite spring recipes

Mediterranean traybake

Roasting vegetables really brings out their flavour, especially with the added garlic and rosemary. Garlic tortillas to dip into the rich tomato sauce complete this vibrant vegan plateful. Try making this with other veg, depending on the season, squash, new potatoes, courgette, or aubergine would all work well too.

Lentil dhal & tarka fried onions with spinach

Frying the onions and spices separately and adding to a dhal at the end of cooking is a technique known as 'tarka'. Cook your onions on a higher heat than feels normal, so they take on a golden colour.

Chicken & spiced lentils

This is a simple one-pot dish. The spicing is apparent but not excessive; it is the peppery watercress and pungent yoghurt that brings it all together at the end. Add the garlic into your yoghurt little by little, depending on your tolerance for the raw taste.

Spring vegetable pad thai

This version of Pad Thai, a classic Asian noodle dish, is all about the preparation. Have everything chopped and ready to throw into the wok or frying pan at the last minute, group your prepared ingredients so you have the items to be added together next to each other.

Check out our 'how to cook' YouTube videos

How to cook videos

We believe that veg should be the star of the show when it comes to cooking; meat and 10 veg is our philosophy! Filmed on our farm in Devon, these recipes show just how that can be done.

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