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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grandma Van Inwegen produces a Thanksgiving feast each year and here’s her 3 favourite side dish recipes.
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.
Diwali, the Hindu and Indian festival of light, is almost here and food is a major part of that. This dish is the perfect savoury option to balance all the sweets and comes from the talented Madhu Arora of Ma Indian Cooking.
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.
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.
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!
With this week’s launch of Larder Love, this pickle recipe will be your favourite - it features an unusual blend of spices and vegetables to create a total taste sensation. We managed to wrangle the recipe from the great grandson of the original chef. It has been a family secret for generations so we are all very lucky! Enjoy!
For many with European backgrounds, roasted chestnuts are the perfect symbol of winter-time but here at FoodFaith, with National Tree Day coming up this weekend, we thought what a wonderful time to celebrate the delicious and often underrated nut that grows on beautiful trees - the Chestnut. Head over to Chestnuts Australia for more info on chestnuts - growing them, harvesting and of course eating them!
Today's recipe comes from the wonderful book Low Tox Life by Alexx Stuart. Not only does it have some delicious recipes but it really is a handbook for a healthy you and a happy planet, something we at FoodFaith can really get behind!
This week with Bastille Day and France making it into the World Cup Finals for the day after, we thought we'd share a recipe with a little French behind it...read on for this delicious and simple way to cook brussels sprouts as well as the story behind the recipe.
This flavorsome stew is an Ethiopian favourite. The recipe comes courtesy of Yodit Desta, who is well-known to Sydney-siders for her authentic and delicious Ethiopian dishes served at events, festivals and through catering.
This recipe has been submitted by Rawan from Mt Druitt. She migrated to Australia from Syria a year ago to marry her now husband and start their lives together. The FoodFaith team was lucky enough to meet Rawan and some of her classmates to taste their delicious creations in the lead up to our 'Redsicovering Your Roots Recipe Collection' for Refugee Week on June 22nd. To find out more about the event, click here and come join us in celebrating #WithRefugees.
With Buddha Day being celebrated earlier this week, the Sydney Buddhist Centre has kindly shared one of their recipes with us; a hearty winter stew, perfect for this time of year in Australia.
Rachel Finch and her team at BODY by Finch have worked hard to create delicious recipes that allow you to enjoy your favourites with some of the guilt removed. This is their version (which they've kindly allowed us to share here) of the classic ANZAC biscuit which is quite a bit healthier than the standard but still delicious.
The latest cookbook from the Country Women's Association of NSW (CWA) has just been released. With tried and true recipes for a perfect sausage roll snack, a succulent Greek-style roast chicken for dinner or honeycomb cheesecake slice for dessert, Everything I know about cooking I learned from the CWA is the perfect kitchen companion, in a deceptively small format. Our team made and ate the cashew brownies so try them for yourself.