Sweet Treats for Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year

Sweet Treats for Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year has started this week and one of the delicious traditions associated with this time is to consume lots of sweet things to ensure a sweet year ahead.

Helping you on your way to a sweet year ahead, here’s five of our favourite sugary recipes that we’ve shared here on the FoodFaith website.

Vegan Sausage Rolls

Vegan Sausage Rolls

These vegan/vegetarian sausage rolls and tomato chutney recipes come from Margaret’s dear friend Nicky, who is a nutritionist. She has been making them for years. They are great for serving at parties. Meat eaters love them too - they taste like meat sausage rolls, most people don’t even realise they are eating a meat-free snack! They are great for vegans - if you don’t use butter puff pastry, there are plenty of puff pastry sheets not made with butter. The recipe is easy to make and easy to double the quantities if catering for a big party.

Alice Zaslavsky's Choc-Orange Beetroot Brownies

Alice Zaslavsky's Choc-Orange Beetroot Brownies

One of our wonderful colleagues, Margaret, is a keen baker and watched Alice talk about this on ABC Breakfast a few weeks ago. Thinking it look delicious she reached out to ask Alice for the recipe, which she very kindly and might we say in a lovely manner, responded.

Our Five Fave Winter Warmers

Our Five Fave Winter Warmers

Well, we’re not sure about where you live but in the Southern Hemisphere and certainly Sydney, Winter has arrived! We’ve dusted off our winter coats and boots, so now it’s time for those delicious winter warmer recipes, just perfect to warm the soul on these chilly days.

How to make Hamantaschen

How to make Hamantaschen

Hamantaschen is a delicious triangular pastry associated with the Jewish festival of Purim when the Book of Esther, the Megillah, is read to celebrate the triumph of good (Esther) over evil (Haman, who planned to destroy the Jewish people).

Vegan Radish Greens Pesto from Kiki's garden

Vegan Radish Greens Pesto from Kiki's garden

Don’t throw out the green tops from your Springtime Raddish crop! Despite the coarse texture of mature leaves, they can be made into a delicious creamy pesto. Here’s a recipe straight from our garden.

A Vegan Chinese Hot Pot from Fooderati and Melissa Leong

A Vegan Chinese Hot Pot from Fooderati and Melissa Leong

With Lunar New Year celebrations coming up soon, we wanted to share an Asian recipe with a difference. This Vegan Hot Pot is by Melissa Leong of Fooderati. Known for her hosting duties on SBS’s The Chef’s Line, writing for Delicious and a host of other food-related books and events, this is one talented woman. A first generation Chinese-Singaporean Australian, Leong isn’t afraid to try anything once.

Pav Bhaji from Rediscovering Our Recipe Roots

Pav Bhaji from Rediscovering Our Recipe Roots

This recipe comes from the 2nd version of our eBook - Rediscovering Our Recipe Roots: More Traditional Recipes from Refugees and Migrants. It was kindly shared by Madhumitha (Madhu) Arul Nandeeswaran who is a migrant from South India, specifically Tamil Nadu.

Melissa's Cucumber Coodles with Dill-icious Mango Sauce from OMD by Suzi Amis Cameron

Melissa's Cucumber Coodles with Dill-icious Mango Sauce from OMD by Suzi Amis Cameron

Never heard of a coodle? They’re “noodles” made from fresh cucumber! What’s most important to know is that these veggie cups are just as fun to make as they are to eat.’

Like this recipe and want to learn more about OMD - One Meal A Day and Suzi Amis Cameron’s philosophy of replacing at least one meat meal with a plant-based meal instead? Click ont he cover below and grab a copy of OMD today.

Compost Tea from Habitat of Food by A.B. Bishop

Compost Tea from Habitat of Food by A.B. Bishop

Compost tea is best made in warm conditions. Avoid making it in winter in southern Australia and the cool mountain zones. Place your compost bubbler under cover near an outdoor electrical outlet. Don’t use the tub for anything other than compost tea.

Fried Rice Inspired by Our Big Kitchen

Fried Rice Inspired by Our Big Kitchen

When FoodFaith went to visit Our Big Kitchen, the team helped cook fried rice to be distributed to the different groups they work with to feed those in need. This is a version of that recipe that you could easily use as a base at home to make a delicious healthy meal for your family.

Kiki's Dad's Lussekatter - Saffron Buns

Kiki's Dad's Lussekatter - Saffron Buns

Families observe St. Lucia’s Day in their homes by having one of their daughters (traditionally the eldest) dress in white and serve coffee and baked goods, such as saffron bread (lussekatter) and ginger biscuits, to the other members of the family. These traditional foods are also given to visitors during the day.

Rediscovering Our Recipe Roots: MORE Recipes from Migrants and Refugees

Rediscovering Our Recipe Roots: MORE Recipes from Migrants and Refugees

Today we’ve launched the 2nd version of our eBook - Rediscovering Our Recipe Roots. Featuring an additional 11 recipes from migrants and refugees, this 2nd edition comes just in time for holiday entertaining and hopefully a break from routine that offers you more time to cook.

Turkey Chao - A Leftover Recipe

Turkey Chao - A Leftover Recipe

With Thanksgiving last week and Christmas coming soon, many of us are going to end up with leftover meat and poultry, hopefully still on the bone. Today’s recipe come from FoodFaith intern Madalena Tran whose cultural background is Vietnamese living in Boston. You can read more about Maddy’s time with FoodFaith in part 1 and part 2 of her cultural series.

Thanksgiving Roast Turkey & Stuffing

Thanksgiving Roast Turkey & Stuffing

Today’s Turkey recipe has been contributed by Margaret McNiven, friend of FoodFaith and also an Australian married to an American. After living in the states for many years, Margaret and her husband returned to Australia and continue to host Thanksgiving for their friends every year. She starts planning at least a week before and bakes all the classics from scratch, just as her husband’s mother did.

Jill Dupleix's Crash Hot Potatoes

Jill Dupleix's Crash Hot Potatoes

As Jill says she is known for these potatoes and everyone will love them! Need we say more?? Except we will say that Jill’s country upbringing has informed her food choices and this is one of the ways she utilises her knowledge and passion for food. Another way is in her role as founding editor of Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery, a world-first eating guide focusing on ethics and sustainability. To find out more, read our in-depth interview with Jill here.

Pan de Muertos - Bread of the Dead

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Pan de Muertos - Bread of the Dead

Today’s recipe inspiration comes from the vibrant and sentimental holiday of El Día de los Muertos. In English: The Day of the Dead. And this week our recipe is a little different as we give you some history of the day alongside a few recipe options to try out.

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Asparagus & Chicken

Asparagus & Chicken

Spring but especially October is when asparagus is in abundance here in Australis so now is the perfect time to make use of this lovely vegetable. Today, we’re sharing a recipe from one of the Towson University students who visited FoodFaith earlier in the year that not only uses asparagus and pairs it with chicken (always a good combination) but also highlights the importance of family mealtimes.

Our Top 5 Vegetarian Recipes for Meat Free Week

Our Top 5 Vegetarian Recipes for Meat Free Week

Hopefully you’ve all risen to the wonderful challenge the folks at Meat Free Week have set for us this week and that is…you guessed it, to go meat free!

Today we thought we’d highlight some of our favourite vegetarian recipes we’ve shared on the site over the last few years - which was a tough choice - but here they are in no particular order.

Pickled Onions

Pickled Onions

This pickle recipe has travelled the world. Originally hailing from eastern Europe, they are perennial favourites among Ashkenazi Jewish families in the diaspora. This recipes is from a 1950’s collection from a South African Jewish community - but they are still being made and enjoyed today. Read more about the humble pickle in this week’s latest instalment of Larder Love, Happy Pickling!


Honey Cookies from Our Big Kitchen

Honey Cookies from Our Big Kitchen

With Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah - coming up this weekend, it's traditional to eat and gift food that is sweet to ensure you have a sweet year ahead. One of the most common is honey so these honey biscuits from Our Big Kitchen are the perfect option to serve at the end of the meal, with tea or coffee to visitors or to bake and bag to gift to friends and family.