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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Vegetarian moussaka – a delicious gluten-free dinner!

vegetarian, gluten-free moussaka

Layers of grilled aubergine (eggplant), rich tomato sauce & sliced potato, plus a yummy cheesy topping, make veggie moussaka a filling & delicious dinner. Do you have recipes so good that your family begs you to make them?! I had included this vegetarian moussaka on my Pesach meal planner as a…

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Quick courgette and cherry tomato pasta with feta

Quick & easy, this delicious vegetarian pasta dinner is ready in 15 minutes. Bursting with tender , buttery courgettes & cherry tomatoes, & topped with tasty feta, its a fab family meal!

There seem to be days when time runs away from me, and suddenly it’s almost 6 o’clock and I have literally nothing – not even an idea – to show, dinner-wise. It’s days like these when I thank heaven for pasta, and knock up a quick vegetable sauce to go with…

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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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Tomato soup with gnocchi and aubergine ‘croutons’

Creamy tomato soup with gnocchi and aubergine croutons

Do you ever struggle to prepare food that meets everyone’s likes and dislikes? Family meal preparation is an exercise in compromise, at least it is in this house. Nobody is particularly fussy, but everyone has their favourite ingredients, and those that they don’t like so much. Creating meals that balance…

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Malawach – delicious Yemenite Jewish fried flatbread

malawach

Malawach is an easy-to-make, delicious, 3-ingredient flaky fried Jewish flatbread. Serve with fresh tomatoes, cheese & eggs for a fabulous breakfast or brunch.  I think I was in my late teens when I first ate malawach on a trip to Israel. It’s a flaky, savoury fried Yemeni-Jewish flatbread, that usually…

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Super-delicious roasted tomatoes (and kale, pecan & goat’s cheese pesto)

Roasted tomatoes

Kipper is not generally a picky eater, but one thing she’s never liked is tomatoes. Well, identifiable tomatoes anyway. She’ll eat ketchup by the spoonful, and will tolerate a tomato-based pasta sauce, or a thin layer under the cheese on a pizza. But a slice of tomato? Raw or cooked,…

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Succotash – sort of…

Our raised bed has finally started producing vegetables in earnest – beans, courgettes (zucchini), sweetcorn and assorted tomatoes. Yum. Time to get creative in the kitchen. Succotash is a traditional American dish of sweetcorn (maize) and lima beans, cooked in butter or other fat. Popular during the Great Depression, the vegetables…

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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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