Zesty Leek and Spinach Tagliatelle with a Garlic and Parmesan Crumb

Zesty Leek and Spinach Tagliatelle with a Garlic and Parmesan Crumb

Throughout the month of Tishrei, when we celebrate the High Holy Days, Sukkot and Simchat Torah, there are dozens of Yom Tov and Shabbat meals. The Torah tells us that it is a mitzvah to make these days of rejoicing and the Prophet Isaiah that we should make Shabbat “a delight”. Talmudic sources draw a connection between food and delight, and implore us to eat the finest meals within our means. Historically, when fish and meat were costly luxuries, these became the standards for a fine meal, reserved for these days of celebration. Many have subsequently assumed the custom of eating a heavily meaty diet on Shabbat and Yom Tov, though there is no absolute obligation to do so, and there are those who feel that in 2023, when meat and fish are abundantly available, and good cheese costs almost as much as a chicken, a delicious pasta dish topped with a fine quality cheese can be every bit as delightful and luxurious! This tasty tagliatelle showcases two of the Simanim at their best, making it a superb choice for a milky (or parev) Rosh Hashanah meal.

Mini Root Veg Strudels

Mini Veg Strudels

These plaited pastry pockets are favourites of ours throughout the autumn and winter months, when root vegetables are in season. While these veggies are readily available year-round on supermarket shelves, the earthiness and warmth of these strudels feels like a hug, and the flavours and colours evoke the very best of autumn. These strudels are packed full of symbolism, too. The seasonal vegetables are traditional Sukkot fare, as are stuffed foods, both evocative of the bountiful harvest that we pray will coincide with the festival of booths. They also contain many of the Rosh Hashanah Simanim making them an equally wonderful choice for the new year! Feel free to substitute or add whichever root vegetables you prefer. Serve hot or cold, as a starter or main, with a simple green salad. Leftovers make great lunchbox fillers, perfect for a Sukkah crawl!

Spiced Honey Halloumi ‘Teiglach’

Spiced Honey Halloumi ‘Teiglach’ - Image by Yaffa Judah

We have drawn inspiration for this sweet starter from a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish sweet treat served at Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Simchat Torah and Purim. True Teiglach are morsels of fried dough coated in a sticky-sweet syrup and piled together into mounds. Our recipe, however, swaps out the dough completely, pairing sweet, spiced honey syrup with mounds of salty, fried halloumi nuggets. Supremely easy to make, only 5 ingredients and incredibly moreish, these ‘teiglach’ are an ideal milky starter or crowd-pleasing snack for the High Holy Days.

Honey, Mushroom and Onion Sambousek

Honey, Mushroom and Onion Sambousek

Sambousek are delicious little stuffed hand pies originating in the Levant, and traditionally made with either cheese or beef fillings. Easier to make than you might think, our Sambousek are great as a snack or as a crowd-pleasing starter. We’ve substituted the traditional fillings for a honey-sweetened onion and mushroom mixture which delivers a satisfying flavour punch and the perfect balance of sweet and savoury, pocketed inside a wafer-thin pastry crust. Delicious warm or cold with tehina or a fresh rocket salad dressed with oil and balsamic.

Loaded Matzah Nachos

Loaded Matzah Nachos

These delicious Loaded Matzah Nachos are a speedy crowd-pleaser. Easy, fun and tasty, these are a great Passover treat, and can be whipped up in minutes. Try topped with Guacamole (recipe below) or BBQ mushrooms and our Mango, Lime & Chilli Salsa.
Below are recipes for a sweet, pancake-esque matzah brei which we love at breakfast, and a savoury scramble which makes for a delicious, filling lunch or dinner which can be whisked up in minutes!


Sweet vs Savoury Matza Brei

Sweet or savoury, wet or dry – nobody can agree on a definitive way to make matzah brei, but we can all agree that matzah and egg are a winning (and extremely versatile combo), and a staple of the Passover repertoire in millions of Jewish homes worldwide.

Below are recipes for a sweet, pancake-esque matzah brei which we love at breakfast, and a savoury scramble which makes for a delicious, filling lunch or dinner which can be whisked up in minutes!

Harissa Honey Mushroom Pockets

Makes 20+ pockets Prep time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes It is traditional at the beginning of the Jewish year, and particularly at Sukkot, to eat stuffed foods, signifying a plentiful harvest. A vegetarian alternative to our brisket pockets, these mushroom bourekas sweetened with honey (for a sweet new year) and spicy with […]

Roasted Grape and Camembert Ramekins

Roasted Grape and Camembert Cheese Pots

Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking Time: 10 minutes Delicious sweet and savoury pots of joy! These nut-topped ramekins filled with camembert and grapes are the perfect Tu B’av treat. Tu B’Av, the fifteenth day of the Jewish month of Av, is a day of celebration, gladness and rejoicing. It marks the end of the […]

Easy No-Bake Tiramisu

Easy Tiramisu

Serves 6-8 Prep time: 15-20 mins | Chill time: 30-60 mins This dairy tiramisu is sweet and decadent but so, so easy to make and sure to be a huge hit with family and friends of all ages! This recipe was featured as part of our recent ‘Flavours of Italy’ collaboration with Valour Lifestyle*(@valour_lifestyle), and […]