Overstuffed bagel toast – this is so much more than a toastie!

Overstuffed bagel toast

A golden sesame bagel, stuffed with delicious fillings and grilled to oozy, toasted perfection. How much do you love feeling vindicated?! There’s nothing quite like the warm, smug sensation of being proved right…, right?! A couple of years ago I bought this sandwich toaster/toastie maker/panini press in the January sales and …

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Shlissel Challah tutorial by Challah Mummy *Guest Post*

shlissel challah

In this first post-Pesach blog post I’m handing over to the fantastic Challah Mummy who is sharing her recipe and instructions to make a Shlissel Challah. Read on to find out about this fun tradition for the first Shabbat after Pesach! *************** It is customary for certain Jews, usually those …

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The best easy Pesach lunch ideas – family approved!

family approved pesach lunch recipes

Lunch for us is usually a sandwich, or something on toast, so Pesach lunches do present something of a challenge! To help overcome this problem, I’ve gathered together a collection of recipes and ideas for easy Passover lunches that are quick to make, take minimal preparation, or can be done …

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Amazing roasted cauliflower and vegetable chowder – naturally gluten-free & perfect for Pesach

cauliflower & vegetable chowder

A creamy, filling vegetable chowder made with deeply savoury roasted cauliflower, buttery fried onions, and hearty carrots and potatoes. It’s a meal in a bowl! The power of a name has been demonstrated over and over again to me recently. My daughter Kipper won’t eat stir fry, but happily chomps …

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Pizzataschen? Hamanpizza? Make these awesome hamantaschen-pizza hybrids and have a terrific Purim!

hamantaschen pizza

Chewy pizza crust hamantaschen enclose a rich filling of tomato sauce, olives and gooey, stretchy, melty mozzarella. I always think there’s something about the nature of Purim that invites you to play with your food. After all, why should the ‘dressing up’ be confined to the children?! Go wild in …

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Dry-rubbed roasted salmon from The Healthy Jewish Kitchen by Paula Shoyer + book review

Dry-rubbed roasted salmon

A delicious and simple spice-crusted roasted salmon recipe, from Paula Shoyer’s new book The Healthy Jewish Kitchen. Do you wish you could eat more healthily? It’s no secret that a lot of what we think of as Jewish food falls at the less healthy end of the spectrum. Traditional dishes tend …

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Asian style sesame green bean salad (+ bonus recipe for gomasio)

Sesame Green Bean Salad-2

Tender-crisp green beans, in a sweet, spicy Asian-inspired sesame dressing. Simple and delicious, packed with vitamins and minerals.  Do you ever become obsessed with a new ingredient and use it in everything? Or go through phases when a single favoured food starts popping up in everything you cook? Right now, …

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Grandma’s fruit compote & sweet Tu B’Shevat memories

Grandma's dried fruit compote

Succulent spiced fruits in a rich syrup. Grandma’s fruit compote makes a delicious dessert or a healthy breakfast. Do you ever prepare a dish whose aroma transports you while it is cooking? The fragrance of this sweet and spicy dried fruit compote is like a culinary time machine – one …

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