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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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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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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One Potato Two Potato recipes round-up – July

one potato two potato july roundup

A great big sunshiny thank you to everyone who joined in with One Potato Two Potato in July. Somewhat inevitably, we have a selection of fabulous summer potato recipes! Whether you’re after a lunch or supper dish, or something yummy to go on the side, we’ve got you covered with these…

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Blood orange salad with avocado, radish & dill

Creamy avocado, sweetly tangy blood orange, & crisp peppery radish, topped off with tangy spring onions, fresh dill, & a drizzle of olive oil. Delicious!

Do you like to eat seasonally? There are all sorts of spurious claims made about the benefits of eating what’s in season, but the main reason for me is that stuff just tastes better! Take these blood oranges for instance – sweet, tangy and uniquely flavoured with hints of raspberry. And…

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Ultimate meat-free barbecue! 60+ recipes for mains, sides, sauces & desserts

60+ recipes for meatless BBQ mains, sides, sauces & desserts

I’ve compiled a list of over 60 recipes for meatless BBQ mains, sides, sauces & desserts, so vegetarians & pescatarians can enjoy barbecue season too! Perfect for Lag BaOmer & beyond. The first barbecue of the summer is always exciting. Because even if we have to actually eat inside, when food…

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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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Summer salad with grilled vegetables & black olive dressing

chargrilled vegetable salad with black olive dressing

Layers of char-grilled vegetables, salad leaves, crunchy cucumber & juicy tomatoes are drizzled with black-olive dressing for a simple & delicious side-dish. Despite being mostly vegetarian, we barbecue A LOT during the summer. Why wouldn’t you?! Everything tastes wonderful, we get to eat our dinner in the garden, and it…

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