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Baked Cheesecake

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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Mini Raw Vanilla Cheesecakes

These bitesize cheesecakes make perfect finger food for guests or indulgent snacks for you and your family. The only problem you’ll have is trying not to eat them all at once.

Tofu Cheesecake

Lemon Tofu Cheesecake

On Shavuot we celebrate the giving of the Torah. Shavuot is also known as Chag HaKatzir (the Harvest Festival), since it marks the start of the wheat harvest and the end of the barley harvest. It may remind us that many more people can be sustained on vegetarian diets than on animal-based diets. The Torah […]

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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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Chopped ‘Living’

Mushrooms and walnuts make this “chopped living” spread rich and satisfying. It makes a lovely appetiser when served on bread or crackers or with celery sticks. Garnish with fresh parsley. Recipe by Kenden Alfond. Kenden is the founder of Jewish Food Hero, the website that nourishes your mind, body, and spirit. Visit jewishfoodhero.com to get a […]

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Tu B’Shvat: Tomato & pomegranate Salad

Don’t miss the other Tu b’shvat recipes on our website, each using of the seven species. Find out more about the festival of Tu b’shvat, the near year for the trees by clicking here. A refreshing and delicious way to incorporate pomegranate, one of the seven species in  your tu b’shvat meal / seder. Recipe by […]

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Tu B’shvat: Roasted grapes with thyme

Don’t miss the other Tu b’shvat recipes on our website, each using of the seven species. Find out more about the festival of Tu b’shvat, the near year for the trees by clicking here. I went back and forth for a few days trying to decide whether or not to share this recipe today. I mean, […]

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Tu B’shvat: Bulgur salad with cucumbers, red peppers, chickpeas, lemon & dill

Don’t miss the other Tu b’shvat recipes on our website, each using of the seven species. Find out more about the festival of Tu b’shvat, the near year for the trees by clicking here. Made with bulgur, fresh herbs, chopped vegetables and buttery chickpeas, this Middle Eastern-style salad is like a bulked-up tabbouleh. I like to […]

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Tu B’shvat: Balsamic roasted figs & shallots with herbed socca

Don’t miss the other Tu B’shvat recipes on our website, each using of the seven species. Find out more about the festival of Tu b’shvat, the near year for the trees here. A very special dish, which make figs the star of the show – and don’t miss the other recipes on our website, each using […]

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