Roasted vegetable and barley salad with creamy tahini dressing

roasted veg & barley salad

Does anyone else quake with dread at the words “three day yomtov”? Yes, when Rosh Hashanah starts on a Wednesday evening you know you’re in for SIX big festive meals in quick succession. By Shabbat lunchtime I just want to have a glass of mint tea and maybe a cracker, …

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Courgetti (zoodles) with avocado pesto dressing & baby plum tomatoes

zoodle salad with avocado pesto

Do you ever start cooking with a clear idea in mind, only to change pretty much everything before you’re done? That’s what happened with these zoodles (courgetti). The plan was a simple salad with fresh herb dressing, but I kept finding other things I wanted to include, like avocado, and …

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Strawberry cucumber spinach salad with nuts and seeds

strawberry cucumber spinach salad

There are so many reasons why I LOVE this strawberry cucumber spinach salad! Mostly, it’s because it tastes like summer in a bowl and is all the things I really want to eat RIGHT NOW, but also, look at it – those colours are just gorgeous! I love how such …

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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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Sundried tomato and pesto savoury muffins

Do you like savoury muffins? I think I might prefer them over the more conventional sweet kind. They certainly went down well with Kipper and DH when I made a batch for lunch one Sunday. Cake for lunch! Yum. Even if it is flavoured with sun-dried tomatoes and cheese. We …

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Whole roast romanesco with za’atar

Sometimes the simplest things are the most effective, and that’s certainly the case with this extremely simple roasted romanesco with za’atar. Four ingredients, minimal effort, mega results. I bought this beautiful fractal vegetable on the market – I’d only stopped to get some oranges but couldn’t resist its gorgeous green …

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Blood orange salad with avocado, radish & dill

Creamy avocado, sweetly tangy blood orange, & crisp peppery radish, topped off with tangy spring onions, fresh dill, & a drizzle of olive oil. Delicious!

Do you like to eat seasonally? There are all sorts of spurious claims made about the benefits of eating what’s in season, but the main reason for me is that stuff just tastes better! Take these blood oranges for instance – sweet, tangy and uniquely flavoured with hints of raspberry. And …

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Honey roasted root vegetables with apples

Apples & honey aren't just for desserts! Try them in these delicious roasted root vegetables - a perfect autumnal side for Rosh Hashanah or any festive meal.

Honey and apples! Does anything shout Rosh Hashanah more? I must admit, I’m guilty of adding them to all sorts of dishes, but these roasted root vegetables are definitely among my favourites. If you’re a regular reader here, you’ll know I love roasted vegetables (for instance these, these, these or these). So …

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