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 pops up in everything you cook? I seem to…

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“Head of a fish” shortbread cookies for Rosh Hashanah!

head of a fish shortbread cookie

One of the more ‘out there’ symbolic foods for Rosh Hashanah has to be the head of a fish. Placed on the festive table (although rarely eaten!) it symbolises our desire to be “the head and not the tail” – leaders rather than followers, or maybe thoughtful and considered rather…

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Roasted vegetable and barley salad with creamy tahini dressing

roasted veg & barley salad

Deeply savoury roasted vegetables, crunchy sweet cucumbers & peppers, and a creamy tahini dressing, make for a deliciously hearty barley salad. Does anyone else quake with dread at the words “three day yomtov”? When Rosh Hashanah starts on a Wednesday evening you know you’re in for SIX big festive meals…

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

zoodle salad with avocado pesto

Fresh crisp courgette noodles – or “zoodles!”  – are tossed with olives, ripe juicy tomatoes, & a creamy avocado dressing, for a delicious summer lunch or side dish. Do you ever start cooking with a clear idea in mind, only to change pretty much everything before you’re done? That’s what…

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Strawberry cucumber spinach salad with nuts and seeds

strawberry cucumber spinach salad

Sweet, tangy, crunchy, tender & crisp, this gorgeous summery spinach salad has it all! Beautiful ripe strawberries & a light dressing make the flavour pop. There are so many reasons why I love this strawberry cucumber spinach salad! Mostly, it’s because it tastes like summer in a bowl and is…

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