Easy, child-approved vegan cauliflower & chickpea curry

vegan cauliflower chickpea curry

This cauliflower & chickpea curry is a deliciously fragrant veg-packed vegan dish that’s quick & easy to make. Adjust the heat levels easily to suit your family’s taste. Currying favour Are there any foods you enjoy but rarely make, because no-one else can agree about them? That’s what it’s like…

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Crunchy red cabbage slaw with a zingy juniper dressing

red cabbage salad

Crunchy red cabbage and delicious wintry spices combine in this gorgeously vibrant raw vegan salad that will brighten any plate. January may not seem like the most natural time of year for salads. When the days are short and the weather is cold, I think most people, myself included, prefer…

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Chelsea Bun Babka – a delicious British/Jewish hybrid

Chelsea Bun Babka

A gorgeous tea-time fusion of traditional British Chelsea buns and swirly spicy babka. Do you enjoy eating your traditions, however diverse and varied they are? Me too. I especially love to cook things that fuse the different parts of my background, combining my Jewish heritage with my British heritage. For instance,…

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Sticky & spicy honey cake with a sweet honey drizzle

sticky & spicy honey cake

A rich, dark, and sticky honey cake spiced up with fiery ginger and zesty orange. A delicious way to celebrate a sweet New Year – or a treat any time! Growing up, my Mum never made honey cake for Rosh Hashanah. She would make an enormous slab of the darkest,…

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Butternut squash and mushroom cobbler

Butternut Squash & Mushroom Cobbler

Chunky vegetables in a rich, fragrant tomato sauce, are topped with fluffy cheese & herb scones to create a delicious savoury cobbler. This weather is starting to get me down. Every time I think it’s getting warmer and Spring is springing, the temperatures plummet again and the torrential rain starts up,…

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Dry-rubbed roasted salmon from The Healthy Jewish Kitchen by Paula Shoyer + book review

Dry-rubbed roasted salmon

A delicious and simple spice-crusted roasted salmon recipe, from Paula Shoyer’s new book The Healthy Jewish Kitchen. Do you wish you could eat more healthily? It’s no secret that a lot of what we think of as Jewish food falls at the less healthy end of the spectrum. Traditional dishes tend…

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Hot mulled apple juice with little fruit dreidels

Hot Mulled Apple Juice

Fruity & fragrant mulled apple juice has all the flavours of the festive season. Cosy, warm and delicious, it’s perfect for Chanukah. Chanukah is a special time of year, a time to brighten the dark winter evenings and celebrate with family and friends. We like to throw a Chanukah party,…

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Easy baked fish with juicy rainbow peppers & hawaij spices

By the end of the High Holiday season I was utterly fed up with eating salmon. We seemed to be having it at almost every meal – hot with toppings, cold with salads, smoked salmon, pate… I was even dreaming about it at night! And then one evening, I was…

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Apple pancakes (racuchy) from Wild Honey & Rye by Ren Behan – book review

apple pancakes

It’s pretty obvious with hindsight, but for most of my life I didn’t realise that what I think of as (Ashkenazi) Jewish food is mostly just Eastern European food. Borscht, pickles, herring and rye bread… they may stand out from traditional British fare, but back in der heym they’d fit right…

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