Squidgy date and coconut flapjacks

date flapjacks.

Squidgy coconut and date flapjacks are a delicious twist on a British tea-time treat, packed with oats and dried fruit, and flavoured with rich date syrup and a pinch of spice. Have you ever given much thought to flapjacks? These traditional British treats, made with oats and syrup, vary from…

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Duke of Cambridge matza cake!

Duke of Cambridge matza cake

A delicious no-bake chocolate matza cake inspired by Duke of Cambridge cake – a British teatime classic that’s fit for a Prince! Quick & easy, this vegan slice is perfect for Pesach. This year, I’m planning a laid-back, low-stress, non-intensive Pesach. The idea is to eat simple, fresh, delicious food made…

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Fluffy feta cheese pancakes – a rediscovered Chanukah treat

feta cheese pancakes

Light and fluffy, cheese pancakes with ricotta and feta are deliciously savoury. Perfect for Chanukah or as a tasty brunch treat at any time! Do you associate dairy foods with Chanukah? No, me neither, or at least, not until recently. Turns out that delicious cheesy treats pre-date potato latkes and…

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Easy banana scones transform spotty old bananas into a delicious family treat

An ingenious way to use spotty bananas, these gorgeous banana scones have golden crusts, a flaky, tender interior, and a delicious not-too-sweet flavour. Healthy enough for breakfast or a good-for-you snack at any time of day! Serve with butter or spreads for a fruity treat.

With their golden crusts, flaky, tender interior, and delicious not-too-sweet flavour, these banana scones are a treat any time of day. Ah, the old brown banana conundrum! No matter how carefully you plan, a few spotty bananas will always end up unloved and uneaten in the fruit bowl. Fortunately, they…

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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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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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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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Courgetti (zoodles) with avocado pesto dressing & baby plum tomatoes

zoodle salad with avocado pesto

Do you ever start cooking with a clear idea in mind, only to change pretty much everything before you’re done? That’s what happened with these zoodles (courgetti). The plan was a simple salad with fresh herb dressing, but I kept finding other things I wanted to include, like avocado, and…

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Limonana – Israeli mint lemonade

Limonana - Israeli fresh mint lemonade

The most refreshing drink of the summer! Limonana takes thirst-quenching homemade lemonade and kicks it up a notch for a cooling, invigorating beverage. I think I can say, unequivocally, that there is no more refreshing drink than limonana – Israeli mint lemonade. It starts off with the delicious refreshingness of homemade…

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