Mushroom & vegetable bourguignon with garlic olive oil mashed potatoes + Pesach wine giveaway!

mushroom bourguignon

Mushroom bourguignon is a rich and hearty vegan dish of fresh vegetables and aromatic herbs simmered in a red wine sauce. Serve with garlic mash for a perfect Pesach dinner. There are two things I always overbuy for Pesach – matza, and red wine. Every year I work out how …

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Salted choc chip tahini cookies from Feasting by Amanda Ruben + book review

choc chip tahini cookies

Studded with dark chocolate chunks, these delicious tahini cookies are sweet, soft and definitely moreish! Find the recipe in Feasting, by Amanda Ruben. I must admit that I’d never heard of Amanda Ruben before her gorgeous recipe book, Feasting, appeared, unexpectedly, on my doorstep. But since she lives over 10,000 miles …

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Dry-rubbed roasted salmon from The Healthy Jewish Kitchen by Paula Shoyer + book review

Dry-rubbed roasted salmon

A delicious and simple spice-crusted roasted salmon recipe, from Paula Shoyer’s new book The Healthy Jewish Kitchen. Do you wish you could eat more healthily? It’s no secret that a lot of what we think of as Jewish food falls at the less healthy end of the spectrum. Traditional dishes tend …

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Asian style sesame green bean salad (+ bonus recipe for gomasio)

Sesame Green Bean Salad-2

Tender-crisp green beans, in a sweet, spicy Asian-inspired sesame dressing. Simple and delicious, packed with vitamins and minerals.  Do you ever become obsessed with a new ingredient and use it in everything? Or go through phases when a single favoured food starts popping up in everything you cook? Right now, …

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Grandma’s fruit compote & sweet Tu B’Shevat memories

Grandma's dried fruit compote

Succulent spiced fruits in a rich syrup. Grandma’s fruit compote makes a delicious dessert or a healthy breakfast. Do you ever prepare a dish whose aroma transports you while it is cooking? The fragrance of this sweet and spicy dried fruit compote is like a culinary time machine – one …

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Leek & potato kugel – A delightful twist on tradition

leek and potato kugel

With crispy golden edges and a meltingly soft, delicious interior, this gorgeous leek and potato kugel is a glorious twist on tradition. My new year’s resolution should be being more decisive. Or not. Hmmm…. Do you suffer from indecision? I do. Only recently I received two lovely looking leeks in …

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Kasha with Mushrooms from Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian Cooking by Paola Gavin – book review

Nutty, buttery, savoury kasha with mushrooms recipe, taken from Paola Gavin's book Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian Cooking. A delicious dish plus a book review!

Traditional Jewish food can sometimes seem a bit meat-centric, so I was giddy with delight when I discovered this beautiful new recipe book by Paola Gavin, which is stuffed to the gills with delectable Jewish vegetarian recipes from around the world. The first thing I noticed about Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian …

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Healthy sugar-free breakfast muffins that will wow your family

breakfast muffins with granola topping

One long Sunday afternoon I was sitting at the kitchen table, fighting a craving for a sugary and calorific muffin. I sipped at my tea and wondered, is it possible to bake healthy breakfast muffins that are still delicious? I could pack them full of sneaky hidden fruit and vegetables, and …

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