Pesach potato gnocchi – with and without cheese – gluten free

grain free, gluten free potato gnocchi for Pesach (Passover)

Do you eat a lot of pasta? We do. I try to limit it to only two or three times a week, but it’s easy, convenient, tasty and versatile. And I think DH would happily eat it every night, left to his own devices. (I think that maybe he did, before …

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Quick smoked mackerel & avocado pate

Quick smoked mackerel & avocado pate (Pesach)

I was having my hair cut. My appointment was just before lunch, and as I sat in the hairdresser’s chair, listening to my tummy rumble, my mind inevitably wandered to the contents of my fridge, and what I was going to eat JUST AS SOON AS I GOT HOME! I had …

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Win a copy of Helen’s delicious Pesach! Enter now!

WIN a copy of Helen's delicious Pesach

You’re probably aware that I recently published a lovely book of Pesach (Passover) recipes, featuring 8 days of delicious family-friendly food. You can read more about it here. People seem to like it: “This book is a must have for Pesach. Her recipes are easy to follow and look lipsmackingly …

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Nuttilicious no bake almond-coconut fudgies

Nuttilicious no bake almond & coconut fudgies

If you’ve read the introduction to Helen’s delicious Pesach you’ll know that ‘fake chametz’ is a real bugbear of mine. Pesach only lasts for a week and if people can’t make it through without eating a pseudo-pizza (bleurgh) or similar then they have a problem, in my opinion. There’s so much delicious …

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Warm ptitim salad with flower sprouts, asparagus & pine nuts

Warm ptitim salad with flower sprouts, asparagus and pine nuts

Ptitim are something of a staple in our kitchen. These little balls of toasted pasta go by many different names – ptitim, Israeli couscous, giant couscous – and are very similar to mograbieh, fregola, and probably more. They’re easy to cook, tasty and very versatile. We eat them with a …

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Sweet & sour cabbage & tomato soup with rice

Sweet & sour cabbage & tomato soup with rice

I seem to be in a very nostalgic mood recently. This soup is the love-child of two of my early food memories.  The first is holishkes – stuffed cabbage rolls in tomato sauce that are traditionally served on Succot, the Jewish harvest festival. Each cabbage leaf is filled with a mixture …

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Stir-fry vegetables, noodles & broth – a meal with multiple options

vegetables, noodles & broth twitter

I always feel like there’s something very healthy and almost cleansing about a steaming bowl of noodle soup, full of crisply cooked vegetables and delicious Asian flavours. It’s the thing I want to eat whenever I feel a bit run down or tired, or if I need something comforting that …

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Super-fruity chocolate tiffin – a Mothers’ Day treat

super-fruity chocolate tiffin

Kipper loves helping out in the kitchen, but like all small children, her enthusiasm is definitely outweighs her skill, so recipes need to be fairly straightforward. Also, in the name of maintaining enthusiasm, there needs to be delicious spoons to lick, and tasty end results.  I was musing on all …

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Warm Spring vegetable pasta with lemon-herb dressing

Warm Spring vegetable pasta with lemon-herb dressing

It’s my turn to host Pasta Please, excitingly, and in a fit of optimism I picked the theme of Springtime for this month’s event. On the day I decided, the sun was shining, the temperature was definitely climbing, birds were singing, flowers were blooming… Well, that lasted all of five …

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