Vegan malabi – Israeli rosewater pudding with pomegranate – VIDEO

Vegan Malabi

At the end of last year we took a foodie tour of the Levinsky market in Tel Aviv, and one of the highlights for me was the vegan malabi. Malabi is traditionally a dairy dessert, but this one was made with coconut milk and was creamy, sweet and delicious. I promised …

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Incredible lemon & cinnamon charoset with pine nuts

An unbelievably delicious combination of nuts, lemon, cinnamon and apple - from North Africa via Italy. This charoset will revolutionise your seder!

So, you know that moment at the seder when everyone fights over the last bit of charoset….? No? No, I’d never experienced it before last year either, now you mention it. Which was the first time I made this incredibly delicious lemon & cinnamon charoset. Seriously, we licked the bowl …

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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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Vegan banana mocha pick-me-up shake

banana mocha pick-me-up shake

I bought this cute milk bottle for serving shakes and smoothies while I was on holiday in America, so when I made this delicious banana mocha shake, I poured it into the bottle to serve.  I photographed it,  drank the shake (yum!), washed the bottle, and promptly dropped it on the floor …

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Flourless almond butter cupcakes two ways (gluten free)

almond butter cupcakes

Regular readers will remember my peanut-butter phobia. I usually buy almond butter as a replacement, but decided to have a go at making some myself, from whole raw almonds. Lovely. I used a high-powered countertop blender, and within seconds, the almonds had been reduced to a fine powder, and after about …

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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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Lemon, lavender and almond cake – gluten free

lemon & lavender cake

During the Jewish spring festival of Pesach (Passover) observant Jews eschew any food containing leavened wheat flour (among other things) – so bread, cake, pasta etc. is all off the menu. Most cooks have a list of alternatives that enable them to make something approaching edible for the duration of …

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Teddy bear cuddle cookies

Say 'I love you' with a cuddle! Light, crisp & delicious vanilla cookies - each of these adorable teddy bears cuddles a tasty nut. What a treat!

I saw these adorable teddy cookies on Pinterest, but the website with the instructions for making them is in Japanese! (Or some similar language that I certainly don’t understand, at any rate.) Fortunately, the photograph was enough to inspire me, so when Kipper asked to do baking, I seized the …

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