As the the temperature outside drops, this weeks box is full of comfort veg, to warm us all up a little. The Squash is a firm favourite of ours, a great substitute for meat and it contains those all important vitamins. If, like us, you are feeling a little bunged up then try out this great red lentil and squash curry stew. The squash will give you that vitamin boost and the spice from the curry powder should do just the thing to take the edge off the cold. Follow the recipe below:
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 sweet onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp good quality curry powder (or more to taste)
225g red lentils
225g greens of choice
Fresh grated ginger, to taste (optional)
Salt & black pepper, to taste (about 1/2 tsp salt)
- Chop the squash and place in boiling water for 10 -15 minutes until cooked, set aside.
- In a large pot, cook the olive oil, chopped onion and minced garlic. Sautee for about 5 minutes over low-medium heat.
- Stir in curry powder and cook another couple minutes. Add broth and lentils and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes.
- Stir in cooked squash and greens of choice. Cook over medium heat for about 5-8 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and add some freshly grated ginger to taste. Enjoy!
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For more ideas on how to eat the vegetables in this week’s box, try searching on our webpage for past blogs!
This Week’s Bounty
Valour Potatoes, Lancs
Jerusalem Artichokes, Perry Court
Squash, Perry Court
January King Cabbage, Perry Court
Cauliflower, Perry Court
Apples, Kent (All Boxes)
Pears, Kent (Medium and Large Box)