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!

Nutty, buttery, savoury kasha with mushrooms. Recipe from Paola Gavin’s book Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian Cooking. 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. It’s stuffed to the gills with delectable Jewish vegetarian recipes…

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Roasted vegetable and barley salad with creamy tahini dressing

roasted veg & barley salad

Deeply savoury roasted vegetables, crunchy sweet cucumbers & peppers, and a creamy tahini dressing, make for a deliciously hearty barley salad. Does anyone else quake with dread at the words “three day yomtov”? When Rosh Hashanah starts on a Wednesday evening you know you’re in for SIX big festive meals…

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Courgetti (zoodles) with avocado pesto dressing & baby plum tomatoes

zoodle salad with avocado pesto

Fresh crisp courgette noodles – or “zoodles!”  – are tossed with olives, ripe juicy tomatoes, & a creamy avocado dressing, for a delicious summer lunch or side dish. Do you ever start cooking with a clear idea in mind, only to change pretty much everything before you’re done? That’s what…

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Strawberry cucumber spinach salad with nuts and seeds

strawberry cucumber spinach salad

Sweet, tangy, crunchy, tender & crisp, this gorgeous summery spinach salad has it all! Beautiful ripe strawberries & a light dressing make the flavour pop. There are so many reasons why I love this strawberry cucumber spinach salad! Mostly, it’s because it tastes like summer in a bowl and is…

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Amazing garlic & herb potato wedges – better than chips!

Back during Pesach, readymade frozen oven chips were off the menu. Perhaps you can buy them for Pesach where you live, but here in Cambridge, far from a large kosher shop, there were none to be had. And I was really craving chips. Well, not necessarily chips, but definitely hot,…

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Whole roast romanesco with za’atar

Sometimes the simplest things are the most effective, and that’s certainly the case with this extremely simple roasted romanesco with za’atar. Four ingredients, minimal effort, mega results. I bought this beautiful fractal vegetable on the market – I’d only stopped to get some oranges but couldn’t resist its gorgeous green…

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