40+ of the best make-ahead recipes for easy Shavuot entertaining

40+ recipes ideal for easy Shavuot entertaining.

Make light work of Shavuot entertaining with a handy pick-and-mix menu planner! Choose from over 40 easy recipes for delicious prepare-ahead main dishes, salads and desserts, including fish, vegetarian and vegan options. In case you hadn’t noticed, Shavuot is approaching! I love to entertain on YomTov, but when we have…

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Easy vegetarian cholent – with a British twist!

a spoonful of vegetarian cholent.

A hearty & satisfying vegetarian cholent full of British flavours! Made with carrots, parsnips & a can of baked beans, it’s a perfect British Shabbat stew. Like many people, I love to learn about Jewish foods from around the world. It’s fascinating to see how Jewish cooks of ages past…

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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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All-in-one-pan roasted vegetable rice pilaf

roast vegetable rice pilaf

Succulent, flavoursome roasted veggies and fluffly, perfectly cooked rice, baked together in one pan for an easy side dish or tasty vegetarian dinner. I am always on the lookout for a better way to cook rice.  It’s not that rice doesn’t come out nicely when I cook it, it’s just…

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Secret ingredient baked garlic mushrooms

garlic mushrooms

Juicy, savoury, succulent and packed with wonderful flavour, these baked garlic mushrooms are easy to make, and their secret ingredient will make sure they become a family favourite! We get a weekly organic vegetable box delivery, and it almost always has mushrooms in it. Which is fine, because we like…

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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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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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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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The best easy Pesach lunch ideas – family approved!

family approved pesach lunch recipes

Lunch for us is usually a sandwich, or something on toast, so Pesach lunches do present something of a challenge! To help overcome this problem, I’ve gathered together a collection of recipes and ideas for easy Passover lunches that are quick to make, take minimal preparation, or can be done…

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Mushroom & vegetable bourguignon with garlic olive oil mashed potatoes

mushroom bourguignon

Mushroom bourguignon is a rich and hearty vegan dish of fresh vegetables and aromatic herbs simmered in a red wine sauce. Serve with garlic mash for a perfect Pesach dinner. There are two things I always overbuy for Pesach – matza, and red wine. Every year I work out how…

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