Sahlab – sweet, creamy hot drink AND ancient aphrodisiac!

Rich, creamy & delicious, topped with nuts and cinnamon, sahlab is a winter treat!

As a child, I visited Israel pretty often with my family. I have lots of cousins, aunts and uncles there (and friends, too!) so we typically went at least once a year. However, these trips were almost always in the summer, and my first memory of Israel in the winter …

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Lemon berry blondie bars

Squidgy, sweet, tart & studded with delicious berries, these lemon-scented blondie bars are a quick & easy tea-time treat the whole family will enjoy.

Almost a year ago we loaned Kipper’s old car seat and stroller to some friends who were expecting their first baby. When I ran into the Mum and not-so-little Baby at the shops last month, I realised we were VERY overdue for a catch-up, and we invited them round for tea. …

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Vegan twix bar slices – dairy-free millionaire’s shortbread

vegan millionaires shortbread

When I told DH I was making vegan millionaire’s shortbread he said something like, “Vegan millionaires? That’s a bit niche isn’t it? There can’t be many of them around!” Oh, how we laughed… Ahem. Making a gooey vegan caramel has long been a goal of mine, just because caramel is …

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Spice-roasted cauliflower & broccoli with warm olive couscous salad

spice-roasted cauliflower & broccoli with warm olive couscous salad

This is the sort of vegetarian meal that many meat-eaters – my own dearest DH included – often complain about, as it consists basically of side dishes, with no identifiable lump of protein to be seen. However, to such people I say, get a grip – it’s delicious! You may …

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Super-low-carb & gluten-free ‘diabetic’ chocolate cake

low carb, gluten-free chocolate birthday cake

A few days before my father-in-law’s 94th birthday, DH set me a challenge. His Dad was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, but, being in his nineties, he’s finding it a little hard to adapt to his new eating regime. In particular, after 93 years of eating cake, biscuits, sweets, chocolates etc., …

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