Israeli vegetable salad

Diced fresh, ripe vegetables, lightly dressed with olive oil, lemon juice & herbs - delicious! Serve with falafel, shakshuka, or even eat it for breakfast!

Between school and university, I spent the year in Israel with a group of like-minded people from Habonim-Dror. We were based on a kibbutz, and each of us was ‘adopted’ by a kibbutz family for the duration of our stay. It was a great way to feel welcomed and part…

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Spice-roasted cauliflower & broccoli with warm olive couscous salad

spice-roasted cauliflower & broccoli with warm olive couscous salad

This is the sort of vegetarian meal that many meat-eaters – my own dearest DH included – often complain about, as it consists basically of side dishes, with no identifiable lump of protein to be seen. However, to such people I say, get a grip – it’s delicious! You may…

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Moroccan carrot salad

Moroccan carrot salad

Another Israeli favourite here – Moroccan carrot salad. I’ve no idea how ‘Moroccan’ this is, but it is certainly enjoyed widely in Israel. You can even buy little tubs of it alongside the humous in supermarkets and corner shops. Not that they’re as good as the real thing, lovingly homemade…

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Fennel risotto with buttered baby courgettes

Fennel risotto with buttered baby courgettes.

Ah, risotto. All that creamy rice and meltingly soft veggies and mmm mmm mmm. AND it’s easy to make. Hurrah! We really like risotto in this house. I probably make it at least once a month. So, this fennel risotto is, quite literally, the flavour of the month.  Annoyingly, the photos…

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Courgette and carrot pasta with brandy and cream

Pasta with carrots, courgettes, brandy and cream.

I’m not sure exactly what I was thinking when I came up with this recipe for courgette and carrot pasta, but despite all the misgivings I had while making it, it turned out rather well, if I do say so myself! Well, I thought so at any rate. DH thought…

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Fragrant beetroot risotto with herby feta cheese

Herby feta cheese

On the first night of Passover (Pesach) there is a ceremonial meal called the Seder, at which we recount and commemorate the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. There is, inevitably, a selection of symbolic foods, some of which are eaten, and some of which are not. In…

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