Roasted Squash and Garlic

Galit loves roasted vegetables of any kind but roasted squash is a special favourite. Roasted Squash and Garlic Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 medium squash chopped into wedges (with skin)18 unpeeled garlic cloves6 sprigs fresh thyme Instructions Combine on baking trayBake, uncovered, for 30 minutes

Bread with Antipasti

A friend of mine, Gitit Wainer, did a cooking course and sent through a few recipes. This one is kind of like a pizza pie with antipasti.  Bread with Antipasti Gitit Wainer I learnt a real easy bread recipe and upgraded it. Some of it I baked as is but the rest I filled with ...

Cream of Tomato Soup

I used to make a really thick mixture of tomatoes, onion, and chilli – so chunky it was almost a salsa – called it a soup and ate it with Bread. Galit wasn’t so keen on this, preferring a creamy texture, and the recipe got adapted to cater for her taste. It is a great ...

Fatoush – Vege, Herb and Bread Salad

Fatoush is an Arab salad which includes stale or toasted pita bread. It is a Syrian and Lebanese speciality. Adding the bread just before serving means it is still crisp when put on the table, although originally the idea was for the bread to soak up the dressing so it was mixed in sooner. Fatoush ...

Carrot Salad

One of many carrot salads that I quite like. Carrot Salad Print Recipe Ingredients  4 carrots julienne style (about 350 grams)3 tablespoons fresh coriander chopped1 tablespoon ground coriander1/2 - 1 lemon juice onlysalt Instructions Mix

Honey Sesame Greens

Simple and effective side of vegetables with a hint of sesame. Honey Sesame Greens Print Recipe Ingredients  6 cups assorted vegetables2 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons spiced vinegar1 tablespoon oil2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds Instructions Cover vegetables and microwave 4 minutes on highMix honey, vinegar, oil and sesame seeds then microwave 1 min on highmix dressing with vegetables

Sugar Snap Peas with Tomatoes and Oregano

Sugar Snap Peas with Tomatoes and Oregano Print Recipe Ingredients  600 grams sugar snap peasOil1 small red Spanish onion finely chopped8 cherry tomatoes halved1 teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon water1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped Instructions Steam sugar snap peas or microwavePlace on plateCook onion in oiled pan until softAdd tomatoes and sugar to panCook 2 minutes ...

Israeli Salad / Bulgarian Salad

Israeli Salad / Bulgarian Salad
Yummy. Israelis demand salad with every meal. This one is so common it is called an “Israeli Salad”. I really liked Vada’s; she used lots of tomatoes, cucumber and lemon juice and not much else. I don’t bother with croutons. Adding Feta turns an Israeli Salad into a Bulgarian Salad. Israeli Salad / Bulgarian Salad ...

Pumpkin and Kumara Soup

This is a bit of a mash up on an Israeli and a couple of New Zealand Pumpkin soup recipes. Seems to work.  Pumpkin and Kumara Soup Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 kg Pumpkin peeled, chopped1/2 kg Kumara Sweet Potato, peeled, chopped2 Medium Onions peeled, quartered2 cloves garlic peeled1 litre water1 tablespoon chicken stock powder1/2 ...

Vegetable Soup

Galit loves soup. This one is simple but tasty. Galit calls it a “light” meal. Vegetable Soup Simple but tasty vegetable soup. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil2 onions chopped small2 cloves garlic8 cups stock – home made is best but I add a "Parsley and Garlic" flavoured stock cube for extra flavour1 1/2 to ...