Quick & easy cheesecake popcorn cups

Sweet, creamy cheesecake - in popcorn form! These little cups of deliciousness are a perfect snack for both kids and adults.

After the success of Rosh Hashanah’s apple and honey popcorn, I was inspired to create cheesecake popcorn for Shavuot. Everyone loves popcorn, right? Well, Kipper does, anyway, and she’s my main target audience for sweet things. She also loves cheesecake, so I was fairly confident that these would go over …

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Paleo porridge – grain-, gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free

A delicious paleo & Whole30 start to the day - no grains, dairy or refined sugar in this filling hot breakfast bowl. Top with fruit for extra get-up-and-go!

The Whole30 diet is great in many ways, but the food can get a bit, well, same-y. And after eating either fruit with coconut yogurt, or eggs for breakfast for nearly three weeks, I needed some other way to start my day off right. Just before Pesach I’d been browsing …

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Incredible lemon & cinnamon charoset with pine nuts

An unbelievably delicious combination of nuts, lemon, cinnamon and apple - from North Africa via Italy. This charoset will revolutionise your seder!

So, you know that moment at the seder when everyone fights over the last bit of charoset….? No? No, I’d never experienced it before last year either, now you mention it. Which was the first time I made this incredibly delicious lemon & cinnamon charoset. Seriously, we licked the bowl …

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Hot Magen David buns!

magen david buns

What to make when Purim & Easter (almost) coincide? Hot Magen David buns of course! I’ve often noted how British Jews have adopted and adapted British (Christian) food traditions, largely without a second thought. No-one would look askance at a Jewish family tucking into turkey and mince pies in December, or …

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Sahlab – sweet, creamy hot drink AND ancient aphrodisiac!

Rich, creamy & delicious, topped with nuts and cinnamon, sahlab is a winter treat!

Rich, creamy & delicious, and topped with nuts and cinnamon, sahlab is a luxurious cold weather treat. Say ‘I love you’ with a cup of this glorious hot drink. I was 18 years old before I visited Israel in the winter for the first time. Despite having lots of cousins, aunts, …

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Jam doughnut pull-apart challah

Pull apart the soft, fluffy, cinnamon scented balls of sweet challah, & bite into a centre of deliciously fruity strawberry jam. A Chanukah Shabbat treat!

Do you ever use the recipe for one thing to make something else? Last year I made doughnuts for Chanukah and wondered whether the smooth, pliable dough would make good challah if it was baked instead of deep fried. This thought has been fermenting in the back of my mind all year, …

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Prehistoric cinnamon & vanilla cookies

prehistoric cookies - vanilla & cinnamon cookies imprinted with fossils

Kipper recently had an EPIC dinosaur themed birthday party. We had a great time playing dino games, and eating delicious birthday food. But a party must have treats, and even as a sugar-phobe, I knew I’d have to make something sweet to go in the party bags as a tasty reminder …

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Inside-out cheesecake cookies for Shavuot

Crumbly-soft lightly spiced cookie crust surrounds a tangy creamy vanilla cheesecake filling. Gorgeous mouthfuls of deliciousness! Hard to eat just one...

A while ago I started to think about Shavuot*. Food-wise, it’s probably my favourite of the Jewish festivals, not least because it’s all about DAIRY, and because the Jewish dietary laws prohibit mixing milk and meat, menus tend towards the vegetarian/fish options – hurrah!** I made my no-bake raspberry cheesecake mousse a …

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Cinnamon buns with raisins & maple syrup glaze – boozls!

cinnamon buns

Kipper got a new book every night of Chanukah. Her favourite one was The Goldilocks Variations, by Allan and Jessica Ahlberg. It starts off with a retelling of the traditional Goldilocks story and gets sillier and sillier. In the first story we learn that “Bears love buns” – especially warm, …

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