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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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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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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One Potato Two Potato recipes round-up – July

one potato two potato july roundup

A great big sunshiny thank you to everyone who joined in with One Potato Two Potato in July. Somewhat inevitably, we have a selection of fabulous summer potato recipes! Whether you’re after a lunch or supper dish, or something yummy to go on the side, we’ve got you covered with these…

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Goats cheese crostini with griddled apricots, basil & honey

Goats Cheese Crostini with apricots & honey

Summer! Not only is the sun shining, but all the wonderful soft fruits are in season and the shops are practically giving them away. I got a huge punnet of apricots for 65p. 65p! Don’t you just love a bargain? When fruit is so cheap, I don’t feel so bad cooking…

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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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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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