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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Pesach cakes, bakes, treats & desserts – family approved!

family approved pesach cakes & dessert recipes

Coming up with creative and delicious cakes, showstopping desserts, and yummy cookies and bakes can be difficult at the best of times, but when your main ingredients are missing, it’s a real challenge! I try to avoid using matzah meal in my Pesach baking because I think it has a …

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Copycat Rakusen’s fabulous fruit flapjacks!

I recently received some terrible news. Rakusen’s have discontinued their fruit flapjacks. I can’t be alone in feeling devastated, as almost everyone I’ve mentioned it to has said, “but they’re the best thing they make!” Sadly, while people might love them, they apparently don’t sell as well as chocolate digestives …

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Vegan blueberry & coconut ice lollies

Layers of creamy coconut yogurt & natural blueberries combine in these fruity and refreshing ice-lollies. Perfect on a summers day - or any day! (Parve)

I’m so chuffed with how these lollies turned out – so gorgeous! Just look at that beautiful ombre effect 😀 Anyway, now that you’ve admired them, I can tell you a bit more about them. These fabulous and delicious ice-lollies have only three ingredients – blueberries, lemon juice and coconut …

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Paleo porridge – grain-, gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free

A delicious paleo & Whole30 start to the day - no grains, dairy or refined sugar in this filling hot breakfast bowl. Top with fruit for extra get-up-and-go!

The Whole30 diet is great in many ways, but the food can get a bit, well, same-y. And after eating either fruit with coconut yogurt, or eggs for breakfast for nearly three weeks, I needed some other way to start my day off right. Just before Pesach I’d been browsing …

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Feel-good fish curry – comfort food with Asian flavours

A deliciously nutritious coconut-milk fish curry flavoured with mood lifting spices and a tingle of chilli, will fill you up and make you feel A-MA-ZING!

The trouble with comfort food, on the whole, is that it isn’t usually very good for you. Sure, it makes you feel better for a minute or two, but in terms of nutrition, it tends to be heavy on the sugar and fat, and lacking in the sort of stuff that …

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Chocolate & vanilla coconut butter cookies – nut, gluten & dairy free

Moist and cakey, these delicious nut-free cookies contain homemade coconut butter for a rich delicious flavour. Perfect for lunchboxes, & Passover friendly!

This year, Pesach falls during school term. Which means that I have to make KLP packed lunches for Kipper to take in with her. Which is fine, more or less, except that they have a strict NO NUTS rule. Which means that just about every cake, biscuit, treat and sweet …

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Fruit and nut breakfast loaf – for Pesach! Grain- gluten- dairy- & sugar-free

Packed with dried fruits & nuts, this naturally gluten-free breakfast loaf is delicious with lashings of butter. Enjoy it on Pesach, or all year round!

There are three foods that we seem to eat an awful lot of at Pesach. They are 1) matza – obviously, 2) eggs, and 3) dried fruit – to attempt to alleviate some of the digestive effects of items 1 and 2! I don’t know about you, but a 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!

I was 18 years old before I visited Israel in the winter for the first time. Despite having lots of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends there, all my previous visits had been during the hot summer months, so delicious seasonal winter specialities like sahlab had totally passed me by. Also known …

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