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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Vegetarian moussaka – a delicious gluten-free dinner!

vegetarian, gluten-free moussaka

I had included this vegetarian moussaka on my Pesach meal planner as a ‘maybe’ and DH begged me to upgrade it to ‘definite’. It really is a favourite here, containing as it does all the things we love – flavoursome grilled aubergines (eggplant), rich tomato sauce, filling potato slices, and …

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Quick courgette and cherry tomato pasta with feta

Quick & easy, this delicious vegetarian pasta dinner is ready in 15 minutes. Bursting with tender , buttery courgettes & cherry tomatoes, & topped with tasty feta, its a fab family meal!

There seem to be days when time runs away from me, and suddenly it’s almost 6 o’clock and I have literally nothing – not even an idea – to show, dinner-wise. It’s days like these when I thank heaven for pasta, and knock up a quick vegetable sauce to go with …

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Spice-roasted cauliflower & broccoli with warm olive couscous salad

spice-roasted cauliflower & broccoli with warm olive couscous salad

This is the sort of vegetarian meal that many meat-eaters – my own dearest DH included – often complain about, as it consists basically of side dishes, with no identifiable lump of protein to be seen. However, to such people I say, get a grip – it’s delicious! You may …

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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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Malawach – delicious Yemenite Jewish fried flatbread

malawach

I think I was in my late teens when I first ate malawach on a trip to Israel. It’s a flaky, savoury fried flatbread, that usually comes served with chopped fresh tomatoes, grated cheese, and schug – a potent Yemeni hot sauce. Sometimes you also get hard boiled egg and …

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