SHAKSHUKA with bresaola bacon and crispy aubergine


I first discovered this recipe around 15 years ago in a supplement for a food magazine. SHAKSHUKA or as it is often spelled shakshouka is an Isreali breakfast dish, where eggs are poached in a spiced tomato sauce served with bread. As soon I read through the recipe I thought it could triumph over the British…

ROASTED TOMATO AND RED PEPPER SOUP


For over a decade, the red pepper was my enemy. My sister’s allergic, my mother, doesn’t like the taste and I just never thought to buy them. It wasn’t a featured vegetable in my upbringing. Anyway in a light bulb moment at the supermarket, I picked up a pack, they were cheap and decided to commit to…

ROSEMARY AND MAPLE SYRUP ROASTED CARROT SOUP


I remember a time when the only carrot soup that seemed to exist was with coriander (yuk). Served in a watery consistency, I felt like I was being punished on two levels. One I don’t like coriander and two, since this it is a root veg where the thick, rich consistency gone – why was…

JEW-ISH GREEN RICE – parsley and dill


As Christmas approaches, and you wonder what OTHER dish could you offer that would be a welcome addition to the table I offer you this tasty Mexican /Middle eastern inspired dish. The fresh green herbs are soaked into the rice during cooking, packing it full or fresh flavour and making it green, hence the name….

HEALTHY SUCCOTASH – AN AMERICAN SWEETCORN DISH


First of all there is nothing Jew-ish to say about this dish AT ALL. Other than I am a Jew and I like eating it. Before my stint in LA I A/ Didn’t really like sweetcorn and b/had never heard of this dish. When I first saw it on the menu it was served with…

HILARY’S -SPELT FLOUR GOATS CHEESE LAVENDER PANCAKES


I have to thank the wonderful Hilary Doyle for this recipe, which she concocted whilst on our road trip in Prince Edward County, a very picturesque part of Ontario Canada. Whilst staying in a house in Picton, (that gifted me a bat in my bedroom!!!) Hilary against all kitchen odds in a terribly laid out…

LEEK POTATO COURGETTE & PARSLEY SOUP


I love making soups, especially when you can add a simple twist to a classic. I added these extra ingredients since they were in desperate need of being used up. This is really a throw all into one pot experience, with very little chopping required and I think the courgette adds that extra smoothness, while the…

GLUTEN FREE COCONUT BREAD


I devised this recipe over the Jewish Passover, when my family came over for a saturday lunch. I really missed having a fluffy chollah on the table and so after some research found this recipe. I happened to last year be given some coconut flour (I appreciate that not everyone will have this in their…

MY JEW-ISH SESAME ROASTED KALE WITH BLOOMS BEEF SALAMI


I love kale. It ones of the vegetables I look forward coming into season when the autumn approaches. It is a big bold leafy veg, that not only is incredibly good for you, full of vitamins, but it can also take on strong flavors like in this recipe. I served this as a side to a roast chicken…

MY JEW-ISH CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD, ORANGE HOISIN DRESSING


This particular salad discovery was made during my stint living in LA. It appeared and probably still does appear on nearly every cafe menu. Well after eating this salad once you understand why it is so incredibly popular and frankly it is also about the delicious dressing. Now strictly speaking there is no actual cooking…

MY JEW-ISH HEALTHY CHICKEN CURRY IN A HURRY


Believe it or not, this is a tried and tested recipe that I regularly cook in office, for the office at lunchtime. What??? I hear you say,  I cook in the office… well i was lucky enough to be presented with a Jamie Oliver home cooker from my boss who set me the challenge to…