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Apple, Carrot and Fennel Slaw

This recipe is a a great one to use when looking for something quick, fresh and delicious to prepare for a Rosh Hashana meal. It embraces all the ingredients that are traditionally used during this festive time. Apples, a fruit form the garden of Eden, represents the vulnerability yet hardiness of the Jewish people. Apples are a low GI fruit due to their high fibre content, which...

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Beetroot and Mint Crusted Salmon

Growing up, my mom always told stories of my gran and her culinary skills, describing all the dishes that came out of her tiny kitchen in Haderah, Israel. Often, while we prepared traditional dishes for the Chag, my mom told me tales of how, when walking home from school on the morning before Rosh Hashana, she would reach the corner on her street and catch...

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Ricotta Honey Cake

Honey cake is commonly eaten during Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year), and this one is delicious and gluten-free! Apples and honey are the most synonymous with Rosh Hashana. With the sweetness of a little drizzle of honey, we wish each other a sweet new year. Whether dipping apples into honey, using it as a sweetening agent for your dressings or making traditional spiced honey cakes, known...

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Rosh Hashana Roast Leeks with Carraway Seeds

During Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year), there are many traditional foods that are eaten- some more common than others. Beetroot, spinach, carrots are some commonly known ones. We include leeks, which translate to the Hebrew word kareyt, meaning to cut off, or annihilate all the people who wish us harm. Leeks, commonly used in soup, are a great accompaniment to a meal whether grilled with citrus...

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It EGGcellent News

“Don’t have more than three eggs per week”, “Have as many eggs as you like”, “Only have the egg white and not the yolk”. Well. Which one is it, because this is damn confusing! It’s amazing how a tiny, oval food item, that is found in so many foods, has caused such controversy. The real question is, do eggs deserve all the bad rep that they...

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Citrus Chicken Recipe

As much as I am a summer kinda gal, I love the produce that every season has to offer. Oranges always seem like a boring bet when it comes to eating winter fruit, but there is so much you can do with citrus when it comes to cooking. Citrus provides us with potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A. They contribute to the production of collagen as...

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Middle Eastern Chicken and Bulgur Wheat

Colourful. Simple yet complex in flavor. Middle Eastern inspired. Utterly YUM! Yip. You heard me. This dish is a winner for either a festive or weekday dinner. It’s a quick and easy one-pot-wonder and it’s bursting with flavour and nutritional powers. Bulgur wheat is a popular ingredient in many traditional Middle Eastern dishes and it contains a high amount of fibre. It is also a great source...

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Seeded Rusks

In winter, there is nothing better than dipping a rusk in a warm cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. These rusks really pack a nutritional punch and are loaded with wholesome ingredients. I recommend these bad boys for anyone who is struggling with constipation as the seeds together with the oats really turn the dial up on the fibre content. Oats provide a fibre called beta...

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Top Nutrients to focus on for collagen production

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body where it plays an important structural and strengthening role. Collagen forms a major part of the skin, bone, tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, hair and nails. As mentioned in my previous blog, Collagen - The Low Down, a well-balanced diet can significantly contribute to the several components needed to produce collagen. Collagen is made up of key amino acids, the...

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