Crispy garlic & herb potato wedges

Hot, crispy, savoury carbs…mmmm. These potato wedges were never going to come out badly, let’s face it. I made some at Pesach when frozen oven chips were off the menu, and Kipper announced that they were even better than the ready-made variety. So naturally, I made them again. Potato wedges …

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Creamy courgette & potato soup – vegan, parve

courgette and potato soup

Are you feeling the colder weather? I am. Brrrr. It’s definitely SOUP SEASON. Nothing warms you up from the inside like a lovely hot bowl of soup, except maybe a lovely hot MUG of soup. And there’s something about soup that’s wonderfully cosy and comforting too. I first made this delicious courgette …

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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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Baked barley risotto with butternut squash

Easy to assemble, this barley risotto bakes to comforting perfection. An ideal warming family meal on a cold winter's day. Vegan & parve.

This time of year demands big, warming bowls of comforting deliciousness. Or at least, it does if you’re anything like me. I can’t be the only person who feels permanently cold from about October through till March, can I? To make matters worse, our central heating boiler recently packed up, …

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Tomato soup with gnocchi and aubergine ‘croutons’

Creamy tomato soup with gnocchi and aubergine croutons

Do you ever struggle to prepare food that meets everyone’s likes and dislikes? Family meal preparation is an exercise in compromise, at least it is in this house. Nobody is particularly fussy, but everyone has their favourite ingredients, and those that they don’t like so much. Creating meals that balance …

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Garlic & rosemary scalloped potato roast

garlic & rosemary scalloped potato roast

The nights are starting to draw in, and thoughts are turning to delicious dishes of comforting potato, creamy soft within, crispy on top, and flavoured with deliciousness. Mmmm. I do love a potato dish that can be part-prepared in advance, then left in a pre-set oven so it’s cooked and …

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Super-delicious roasted tomatoes (and kale, pecan & goat’s cheese pesto)

Roasted tomatoes

Kipper is not generally a picky eater, but one thing she’s never liked is tomatoes. Well, identifiable tomatoes anyway. She’ll eat ketchup by the spoonful, and will tolerate a tomato-based pasta sauce, or a thin layer under the cheese on a pizza. But a slice of tomato? Raw or cooked, …

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Aubergine shakshuka

aubergine (eggplant) shakshuka

I recently attended Gefiltefest, where a highlight of my day was watching Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co cooking up a delicious shakshuka. As a result, I’ve been craving shakshuka pretty much every day since! Fortunately, a dish of spicy, saucy vegetables and eggs is entirely compliant with my current …

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Greek potatoes with lemon & garlic

Sometime in the late nineties or possibly early naughties I visited a friend in New York for a few days. I’m sure we went to plenty of restaurants, but the only one I remember was his local Greek place that we had dinner in one evening.  If I’m honest, even …

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