Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Adapted from The New York Times Passover Cookbook, and inspired by my childhood! Here is the funny thing, this is one of those recipes that I grew up knowing about; like Crepes Suzette and Chicken Marbella, it had its heyday in the 70’s. A recipe first imagined by James Beard in 1974 that is so easy […]

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coriander Lime Salsa

Another great recipe adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi. If you want to mix it up, use this salsa with roast chicken and serve the sweet potatoes with a balsamic glaze. Ingredients: 2 kilo sweet potatoes, cut in half lengthwise, skin on 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper For salsa: 60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil […]

Herby Mashed Potatoes

Inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi, and my love for mashed potatoes! Earthy vegetables like potatoes, parsnips, carrots, etc. love fresh herbs and citrus. One of the challenges faced when cooking for Shabbat and Festivals is the idea that most dishes have to be made ahead of the meal, and is often left on a hot plate […]

Broccoli with Almonds and Capers

This is one of those dishes that elevates the humble broccoli to new levels. Inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi, it’s all about layering fresh flavours for awesome results. Cook’s Notes: The fat used for frying the almonds is margarine here, because I tend to serve this at a meat meal; but please feel free to replace […]