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Berry Almond Tart (Pesach)

This is really easy and can be made in stages ~ so just perfect for entertaining.  You can even freeze the base and bring it out when required. Recipe by Denise Phillips, Professional Chef & Cookery Writer

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Levant-spiced barbecued cauliflower

This dish has lots of components and so takes a little time to prepare, it is full of flavour, spiked with a typical Middle Eastern blend of spices. Recipe from ‘Mildred’s Vegan Cookbook’ by Dan Acevedo and Sarah Wasserman, published by Mitchell, photography by Matt Russell.

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Rainbow root slaw

This is a fantastic colourful side dish in which the glossy dressing makes the colours really shine. The vegetables can be changed for any you prefer – try kohlrabi or celeriac – and the apple could be swapped for a pear. You can use the dressing for other dishes – the mixture of sweet citrus […]

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Pesach: Matzoh ball soup

It just wouldn’t be Pesach without matzo ball soup. This modern version includes a mineral rich broth and light vegan matzo balls. Complete this recipe in three easy steps: – Preparing the broth – Making the baked matzo balls – Composing the soup Kindly contributed by Kenden Alfond from Jewish Food Hero.

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Raw Chocolate ‘Cheesecake’ (for Passover / Shavuot)

This dessert is so creamy and rich that nobody ever guesses it is raw and vegan! It makes for the perfect indulgent centrepiece on Shavuot / Seder night or anytime during Pesach / the rest of the year. Recipe by Lara Balsam  

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Challah Bread – from Oy Vey Vegan by Estee Raviv

Oy Vey Vegan: Vegan Cuisine with a Mediterranean Flair is a journey into the wide world of plant-based foods. Estee Raviv has created recipes for vegan meals with a curiosity for new flavours combined with old ones–further perfected with a Mediterranean flair and enhanced by her Jewish Eastern European heritage. Estee has a fresh take on all […]

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Kneidlach recipe from ‘Oy Vey Vegan’ by Estee Raviv

Oy Vey Vegan: Vegan Cuisine with a Mediterranean Flair is a journey into the wide world of plant-based foods. Estee Raviv has created recipes for vegan meals with a curiosity for new flavours combined with old ones–further perfected with a Mediterranean flair and enhanced by her Jewish Eastern European heritage. Estee has a fresh take on all […]

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Sweet and savoury latkes

These sweet and savoury latkes are mini-sized and baked, making them cute and crispy. They are oil-free so they are healthier for our bodies. Serve with applesauce for a sweet latke and/or with the sour “cream” for a savoury latke. Make 2 batches of this recipe so you do not run out! Extras can be […]

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New York-style baked coconut & vanilla “cheesecake”

Here’s another dessert I was thrilled about when I managed to veganize it – baked cheesecake was my favourite dessert before going vegan. I use shop-bought, coconut-based vegan “cream cheese” in the mix and caramel Lotus Biscoff biscuits for the base. Recipe excerpted with kind permission from the newly released Vegan 100 by Gaz Oakley (Quadrille, £20) Photography […]

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Raw Pomegranate & Maqui Cheesecake

Pomegranates are one of those special foods that just make everything they’re incorporated into come alive. Something about their vibrant ruby color, and that perfect combination of sweet, tart and astringent (not to mention all of those flavonoids and antioxidants!) This gorgeous cheesecake is very easy to make, and involves another antioxidant all-star – maqui […]

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