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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Malawach – delicious Yemenite Jewish fried flatbread

malawach

Malawach is an easy-to-make, delicious, 3-ingredient flaky fried Jewish flatbread. Serve with fresh tomatoes, cheese & eggs for a fabulous breakfast or brunch.  I think I was in my late teens when I first ate malawach on a trip to Israel. It’s a flaky, savoury fried Yemeni-Jewish flatbread, that usually…

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Super-delicious roasted tomatoes (and kale, pecan & goat’s cheese pesto)

Roasted tomatoes

Kipper is not generally a picky eater, but one thing she’s never liked is tomatoes. Well, identifiable tomatoes anyway. She’ll eat ketchup by the spoonful, and will tolerate a tomato-based pasta sauce, or a thin layer under the cheese on a pizza. But a slice of tomato? Raw or cooked,…

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Bulgar wheat & pesto stuffed aubergines

pesto & bulgar wheat stuffed aubergines

Kipper: “Yummy. This is yummy.” Pause. “I’d call this… DELICIOUS!” I might well have predicted that a dish which includes two of Kipper’s most favourite foods ever – aubergines (eggplants) & pesto – was going to be a big hit. She was all over these, from the golden, melty cheese…

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Cod with a garlic, herb & parmesan crust

Cod with a garlic, herb & parmesan crust

It’s no surprise that my recipe for roasted veggies with garlic & parmesan is one of the most popular on this site. They are addictively good! We had some recently using asparagus – wow! If you haven’t tried them, I strongly recommend it. Leave the fish for now, make the veggies, come…

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Delicious dairy dessert recipe round-up for Shavuot!

Shavuot surely has to be the favourite festival of the Jewish vegetarian. With its emphasis on dairy foods, it means that just about everything on the menu is suitable for veggies. (Not so great for vegans, sorry.) In particular, dairy desserts come into their own – last year I made…

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Blueberry & sweet cheese lokshen kugel

blueberry & cheese lokshen kugel (noodle pudding).

A perfect dairy lokshen kugel! Rich sweet custard surrounds tender noodles & tangy blueberries to make a gorgeous dessert that’s great for Shavuot or anytime. For the first 20 years of my life, there was only one sort of lokshen kugel (noodle pudding) and this was it. My Mum made…

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Creamy smoked salmon & pea pasta – ready in 15 minutes

creamy smoked salmon & pea pasta

Usually I have an hour or so to get the dinner ready, but one evening, time ran away with me and suddenly it was 20-to-dinnertime and I had nothing even approaching ready. To make matters worse, we were also short of ingredients. I opened the fridge and took a panicked…

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