Broccoli, tomato & salmon pasta bake with crispy garlic breadcrumbs

salmon broccoli tomato pasta bake

Full of fresh flavours and blanketed with a layer of crispy golden crumbs, this delicious vegetable and salmon pasta bake is simple to make but fancy enough to serve on YomTov.  It’s nearly Shavuot, and I think I’m finally ready to talk about what happened at Pesach. Or rather, what …

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Overstuffed bagel toast – this is so much more than a toastie!

Overstuffed bagel toast

A golden sesame bagel, stuffed with delicious fillings and grilled to oozy, toasted perfection. How much do you love feeling vindicated?! There’s nothing quite like the warm, smug sensation of being proved right…, right?! A couple of years ago I bought this sandwich toaster/toastie maker/panini press in the January sales and …

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Pizzataschen? Hamanpizza? Make these awesome hamantaschen-pizza hybrids and have a terrific Purim!

hamantaschen pizza

Chewy pizza crust hamantaschen enclose a rich filling of tomato sauce, olives and gooey, stretchy, melty mozzarella. I always think there’s something about the nature of Purim that invites you to play with your food. After all, why should the ‘dressing up’ be confined to the children?! Go wild in …

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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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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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New & Kosher – the autumn edit! Plus Cirio tomato giveaway!

new & kosher 2016

It’s been a while since I brought you news of new kosher foods, and we’ve had some interesting things to try out here at FFF towers, including yummy chocolate, new breakfast treats, and a whole range of vegan ‘cheese’.  We also received a huge box of goodies from Cirio, who make tinned …

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Mouthwatering stuffed vegetables to celebrate the harvest season

Stuffed vegetables, brimming with abundant fillings, are traditionally eaten to celebrate the autumn harvest. Tuck in to these delicious dishes and enjoy!

Succot, the Jewish autumn harvest festival, is surely party to some of the oddest practices in the Jewish calendar. If we aren’t parading round shul waving citrus fruits and bunches of foliage, we’re eating dinner in a draughty hut in the garden. To the untrained eye, we must look properly bizarre. And yet, …

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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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Israeli vegetable salad

Diced fresh, ripe vegetables, lightly dressed with olive oil, lemon juice & herbs - delicious! Serve with falafel, shakshuka, or even eat it for breakfast!

Between school and university, I spent the year in Israel with a group of like-minded people from Habonim-Dror. We were based on a kibbutz, and each of us was ‘adopted’ by a kibbutz family for the duration of our stay. It was a great way to feel welcomed and part …

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