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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Kasha with Mushrooms from Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian Cooking by Paola Gavin – book review

Nutty, buttery, savoury kasha with mushrooms recipe, taken from Paola Gavin's book Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian Cooking. A delicious dish plus a book review!

Traditional Jewish food can sometimes seem a bit meat-centric, so I was giddy with delight when I discovered this beautiful new recipe book by Paola Gavin, which is stuffed to the gills with delectable Jewish vegetarian recipes from around the world. The first thing I noticed about Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian…

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Healthy sugar-free breakfast muffins that will wow your family

breakfast muffins with granola topping

One long Sunday afternoon I was sitting at the kitchen table, fighting a craving for a sugary and calorific muffin. I sipped at my tea and wondered, is it possible to bake healthy breakfast muffins that are still delicious? I could pack them full of sneaky hidden fruit and vegetables, and…

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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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“Head of a fish” shortbread cookies for Rosh Hashanah!

head of a fish shortbread cookie

One of the more ‘out there’ symbolic foods for Rosh Hashanah has to be the head of a fish. Placed on the festive table (although rarely eaten!) it symbolises our desire to be “the head and not the tail” – leaders rather than followers, or maybe thoughtful and considered rather…

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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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Muscat poached fruits with no-churn honey cake ice-cream (parve)

muscat poached fruits & honey cake ice-cream

There are lots of traditions surrounding Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) but of course the ones I love most are those to do with food! For instance, it’s traditional to eat a new fruit, such as a pomegranate or a fig, for the first time this season, and say…

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