Instafood

Is it wrong to drool at our own microgreens? Not when they look like this! ?? Instagram #Repost @theurbankitchen: #postworkout after training with @thebodyodyssey @no1_fitness @merchantgourmet Beluga lentils with @growing_underground pea shootsREAD MORE

Natalie’s Armenian Kitchen

Though unfortunately more recently associated with Kim Kardashian’s butt, Armenia actually has a rich culture and turbulent history, with a hearty cuisine. Featuring lamb, aubergine, fresh herbs and zingy salads which according to Wikipedia ‘require stuffing, frothing and puréeing’!READ MORE

Forgotten Grapes Supper Club

The Forgotten Grapes supper club transported us back to Basque – the magical historic region of Northern Spain where we were lucky enough to visit last year. Based in South London this unique supper club duo are handsome young things; Felix the sommelier and JamesREAD MORE

Mgeni Supper Club

Get your tiffin around this! A six course Gujarati tasting menu is what one half of Growing Underground’s Richard and myself his partner Jerina, were lucky enough to be invited to – courtesy of the Mgeni Supper Club. Hosted by the lovely Anokhee and her husband Indrajit,READ MORE

Yauatcha

This weekend involved a visit to the uber stylish Yauatcha in Soho. This contemporary restaurant serves up modern Chinese cuisine in a dressy but laid back atmosphere. We started off with a couple of cocktails at the bar whilst waiting for our table. These included a punchy amaretto…READ MORE

Asian micro coriander salad

Here’s some flavour in your face! We’ve rustled up a delicious Asian style salad with some of our very own Growing Underground micro coriander to go with a home recipe of the most gnarly, sticky, finger licking chicken wings you’ve ever had the pleasure of rubbing your lips…READ MORE

Street Feast 2015

Loving this time of year as all the food festivals kick off! On Friday we sampled some delicious food down at Street Feast in Dalston. We arrived quite early in the evening and were greeted by a security guy who took his job too seriously. READ MORE

Chocolate micro greens

We’re very excited about these fantastic new micro greens perfect for chocolate lovers – the kind of person who knows they should eat more salad but rather eat chocolate! Now with Growing Underground you can get the best of both worlds!READ MORE

Pure Taste Restaurant

Sampled the most delicious and exciting food at Pure Taste Restaurant last night! The UK’s first ‘free-from’ fine dining restaurant, suitable for specialist diets such as Paleo but to be honest the only *special* thing you will notice is how delicious and beautifully presented it all is!READ MORE

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung at the GU breakfast table! 🙂
I present to you: a mushroom, bell pepper, vintage cheddar and caramelised onion omelette. Perfect for this gorgeous sunny spring morning. A generous sprinkling of GU microherbs compulsory of course!…READ MORE

Happy Mother’s Day!

A very Happy Mother’s Day to ours and all the other wonderful mothers out there!
Here’s a bouquet of micro coriander for you! (just what you’ve always wanted right?) X

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Saag Aloo with Eddoes

We made a tasty Saag Aloo using eddoes instead of potatoes for a bit of a change and our farm grown micro coriander. (Eddoes are similar to yams for those who don’t know! 🙂 )
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Micro Coriander Prawn Curry

Our Micro Coriander King Prawn curry is spicy, full of flavour and suitable for a wheat free/ gluten free/ paleo/ pescetarian diet 🙂

Compared to regular coriander, micro coriander packs a much stronger flavour…  READ MORE

Sampford Courtenay Cider

It’s Friday afternoon and that can only mean one thing – it’s cider o’clock! Time for 1 of our 5 a day courtesy of Nic from Courtenay Cider! A welcome bit of thirst quenching from our good old West Country
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Lucy’s Dressings

We were pleased to have Lucy and Hannah visit from Lucy’s Dressings last month. We sampled some of the delicious salad dressings which were very tasty with our micro herbs! Check out where you can get hold of a bottle to transform your salad at
http://www.lucysdressings.co.uk

Ottolenghi

Sunday lunch with a difference this weekend with delicious salads at Ottolenghi Islington! (grilled salmon, celeriac, citrus & fennel with roasted cauliflower, caramelised onions and chargrilled peppers/ rosemary roast chicken with butternut squash, tahini, chickpeas and dressed green beans and mange tout) 🙂
@ottolenghi http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk

Proper Beans!

Congrats to our good friend Ben Mason for his launch of Proper Beans at Fortnum & Mason! We went along to his pop up stand and took away some delicious handmade bean combos in smoked pork and veggie options! (pictured here with Rich’s homemade kale, ginger & citrus juice)READ MORE

San Sebastián 3 of 3: Zuberoa

Finally we treated ourselves to lunch at the Michelin Star restaurant Zuberoa, where the lovely maître dee Rosa guided us through our meal with first class service in the matt black painted walls of the elegant establishment. Though often complex in ingredients and READ MORE

San Sebastián 2 of 3: Kasino

One day we ventured into the hills of stunning Lesaka to the restaurant Kasino, where friendly staff welcomed us into the beautiful garden terrace and where an old lady has been cooking multi-award-winning tortillas for years! With a starter of local deer pate and quince, she did not READ MORE

San Sebastián 1 of 3: Hola!

Last week myself (Richard) and my girlfriend Jerina took a long weekend in San Sebastian where we sampled some wonderful food (and thanks to Airbnb stayed right bang in the centre of the hustle and bustle of the old town!) On landing we threw down our suitcase and headed READ MORE

Sausage courgette carbonara

It seems everyone is a foodie at the Growing Underground farm! We all take turns in cooking up something hopefully delicious on a Friday lunchtime and today our intern Jordan rustled up his own creation of a mouthwatering creamy sausage and courgette fusilli carbonara!READ MORE

Micro Coriander Soto Ayam

For lunch today Richard made a delicious Soto Ayam soup in the office with our very own Growing Underground micro coriander. This micro herb packs an aromatic lunch and is much more intense than it’s larger cousin that you will find in supermarkets. Perfect for this dish it wasREAD MORE

Hungry salad

We love a hearty warm salad that is not just tasty but filling too – here’s one of Rich’s creations with a base of baby leaf spinach. Tossed in a pan were cubes of lardons in softened red onions. Meanwhile we boiled broad beans until cooked and then peeled them. Yes this takes a while but READ MORE

All things bright and bushy

Growing hydroponically and under specialised LED lights means there is something new to see every day down at the Growing Underground farm, right now our red mustard leaf and coriander are making for a very colourful bushy farm! So exciting to see the crops looking so bright and plentiful! 🙂

WC opening night

Last night we were at another underground location in Clapham; the opening night of the pretty cool WC – Wine & Charcuterie which used to be an actual underground toilet! They’ve managed to get the atmosphere spot on by keeping the look of the 100yr old Victorian Water closet in the decor (without the smell of course!) and with some delicious food and wine! Very unique place, highly recommended!

Greedy Salad

No limp, lonely lettuce here – try our greedy salad! Baby spinach tossed with grilled bacon, chopped apple, cucumber, feta, beetroot, spring onions and toasted pine nuts in a balsamic, olive oil and lime dressing served with lots of black pepper – and a large free range scotch egg… yum!!