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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“Head of a fish” shortbread cookies for Rosh Hashanah!

head of a fish shortbread cookie

One of the more ‘out there’ symbolic foods for Rosh Hashanah has to be the head of a fish. Placed on the festive table (although rarely eaten!) it symbolises our desire to be “the head and not the tail” – leaders rather than followers, or maybe thoughtful and considered rather …

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Cheese and herb scones…for Pesach!

Cheese & Herb Scones for Pesach

How many days before you’re fed up with matzah? Three? Four? Maybe you can even make it for five before a sort of desperate craving for some other carb really kicks in. Well, when you reach that point, reach for this recipe, because these Pesach scones are the perfect antidote! …

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Last minute Chanukah mince pies with kiddush wine mincemeat

The quick & easy filling for these festive mince pies is fruity, sweet, spicy and delicious, enhanced with kiddush wine and rum! Make a batch today ?

Nothing heralds the start of the festive season more than a plate of homemade, fragrant, warm mince pies. Sweet, spicy, fruity and delicious, they are a staple of the British winter holiday season. And since mince pies have no apparent religious significance, I can see no reason not to slot them …

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Rustic apple galettes with honey and thyme

Apple galettes with honey and thyme

September is here, the air is getting crisper, the leaves have started to turn golden, and autumn is on its way. Maybe it’s the season, or maybe its the fact that Rosh Hashanah is looming, but this time of year is all about APPLES. Crisp, juicy, sweet, fresh, delicious, ripe, lovely …

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Quick & easy cheesecake popcorn cups

Sweet, creamy cheesecake - in popcorn form! These little cups of deliciousness are a perfect snack for both kids and adults.

After the success of Rosh Hashanah’s apple and honey popcorn, I was inspired to create cheesecake popcorn for Shavuot. Everyone loves popcorn, right? Well, Kipper does, anyway, and she’s my main target audience for sweet things. She also loves cheesecake, so I was fairly confident that these would go over …

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Hot Magen David buns!

magen david buns

What to make when Purim & Easter (almost) coincide? Hot Magen David buns of course! I’ve often noted how British Jews have adopted and adapted British (Christian) food traditions, largely without a second thought. No-one would look askance at a Jewish family tucking into turkey and mince pies in December, or …

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Quick courgette and cherry tomato pasta with feta

Quick & easy, this delicious vegetarian pasta dinner is ready in 15 minutes. Bursting with tender , buttery courgettes & cherry tomatoes, & topped with tasty feta, its a fab family meal!

There seem to be days when time runs away from me, and suddenly it’s almost 6 o’clock and I have literally nothing – not even an idea – to show, dinner-wise. It’s days like these when I thank heaven for pasta, and knock up a quick vegetable sauce to go with …

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