40+ of the best make-ahead recipes for easy Shavuot entertaining

40+ recipes ideal for easy Shavuot entertaining.

Make light work of Shavuot entertaining with a handy pick-and-mix menu planner! Choose from over 40 easy recipes for delicious prepare-ahead main dishes, salads and desserts, including fish, vegetarian and vegan options. In case you hadn’t noticed, Shavuot is approaching! I love to entertain on YomTov, but when we have…

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Broccoli, tomato & salmon pasta bake with crispy garlic breadcrumbs

salmon broccoli tomato pasta bake

Full of fresh flavours and blanketed with a layer of crispy golden crumbs, this delicious vegetable and salmon pasta bake is simple to make but fancy enough to serve on YomTov.  It’s nearly Shavuot, and I think I’m finally ready to talk about what happened at Pesach. Or rather, what…

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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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Easy baked fish with juicy rainbow peppers & hawaij spices

By the end of the High Holiday season I was utterly fed up with eating salmon. We seemed to be having it at almost every meal – hot with toppings, cold with salads, smoked salmon, pate… I was even dreaming about it at night! And then one evening, I was…

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Fish pie pasta bake – 2 favourites in 1!

Fish pie pasta bake combines the comforting creamy filling of a great fish pie with everyone’s favourite golden-cheesy-topped pasta bake. Perfect! Do you ever feel disappointed that you didn’t think of something sooner? That’s how I felt about this amazing fish pie pasta bake. But my disappointment was mitigated by…

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Chopped and fried gefilte fish aka ‘fishballs’

How to make delicious, crispy, 'chopped & fried' gefilte fish balls from scratch - so much better than shop bought! Eat them with chraine for a real treat!

Chopped and fried gefilte fish, or ‘C&F’ as it was known in our house, was a regular fixture on our family menu. My Grandma would make it every week, on a Thursday, first mincing the fish and onion using a hand-cranked mincing machine, then adding the egg, seasoning and matza…

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Crispy grilled mackerel with garlic & lemon

We love the crispy, smoky skin & juicy, flavourful flesh of this delicious grilled mackerel! Packed with Omega 3, it's a healthy family favourite dinner.

First, let me apologise for the rubbish photos accompanying this recipe. I’ve made this grilled mackerel several times now and completely failed to get a decent picture on any occasion. Although it’s at least in part because we didn’t want to wait around taking photographs when we could be EATING it! We…

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