Warm Spring vegetable pasta with lemon-herb dressing

Warm Spring vegetable pasta with lemon-herb dressing

It’s my turn to host Pasta Please, excitingly, and in a fit of optimism I picked the theme of Springtime for this month’s event. On the day I decided, the sun was shining, the temperature was definitely climbing, birds were singing, flowers were blooming… Well, that lasted all of five …

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Bulgar stuffed courgettes with pine nuts (vegan)

courgette stuffed with bulgar wheat, vegetables & pine nuts

A long, long time ago, when I lived in Israel and had a vegan flatmate, I used to make variations on this dish quite regularly. It always went down well as part of a large-scale Shabbat meal for a crowd. And, as these things occasionally do, this dish bubbled up …

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Crunchy autumn slaw with ginger-honey-yogurt dressing – Rosh Hashanah salad

Autumn vegetable slaw

There are many symbolic foods which are traditionally eaten on Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year. The most well known are apples and honey, which are consumed for a ‘sweet new year’. Another commonly eaten food is carrots, which are often made into tsimmes – a sweet, slow-cooked carrot …

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Spinach soufflé potatoes

Spinach souffle potatoes

“Why are you making these this week?!” asked DH, when he learned what was for dinner. His point being that this is such a perfect Pesach dinner, it’s almost absurd to eat it the week before the festival begins! The answer, somewhat mundanely, was that we got three big baking potatoes …

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