Quality, freshness, texture and taste are things we care about when it comes to food. Nothing says those words more than seasonality!
February brings us some of the best veg around, particularly the greens. Greens which are easy to cook, delicious and packed full of vitamins, iron, fibre and magnesium - making them impossible for us to resist. Here’s the line-up:
Purple sprouting broccoli: High in Vitamin C and adds a satisfying crunch to any dish.
Kale: Good source of vitamins C, K and A (beta-carotene). It’s easy to cook and turns a fairly dull salad into a substantial and delicious affair.
Cabbage: This leafy vegetable promotes healthy weight loss, as it’s low in calories and fat but very high in many vitamins and minerals.
Leek: Similar to their cousins, onion and garlic, leeks are packed full of flavour. They also provide vitamins K and B6, as well as folate and iron - great for pregnant women.
Rhubarb: Not so much green but more pinky-red! This colour comes from a polyphenol pigment called anthocyanin, meaning antioxidants. Rhubarb also comes with a strong tart flavour.
Here’s where you can find some of these nutritional heroes on the EatFirst menu:
Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Moromi: The broccoli is chargrilled and dressed with Moromi miso, giving it a slightly smoky kick. A crunchy and sweet side dish.
- Green Chopped Salad: Eating your greens is made easy! Chicory, broccoli and puffed wild rice are tossed with fresh herbs. Avocado is pureed with miso and dried olives for a well balanced, sweet and creamy dressing.
- To take advantage of British rhubarb coming into season, our chef Benn Hodges has specially designed a breakfast treat. A granola that’s packed full of energy! Made with seven high-protein seeds and nuts, which are packed roasted with honey and finished with orange zest. Served with English rhubarb and natural yogurt alongside.
It’s still a work in progress, so it really is a sneak peek into some of our seasonal gems that are in the pipeline! If you’re obsessed with fresh, seasonal produce like we are, then feel free to browse the EatFirst menu.
If you have feedback or suggestions for our menu, then by all means email our head chef, Benn at [email protected].