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Indian-style cream of beetroot soup

Photo by electric monk

This soup is sweet, spicy and savory and 100% vegan. The cashew cream actually works better than dairy cream as it's more nourishing and mixes better with the Indian spices. And it's super easy to prepare - all it really takes is a good food processor, the spice mixture (which you can improvise if you lack any of the specifics) and a medium pot.

Serves: 
6

Sourdough spelt pizza base

Serves: 
4

Depraved Corn

Photo by Electric Monk
Photo by Electric Monk
Photo by Electric Monk

Spawned from a fried corn with butter and breadcrumbs dish my mom used to make, this dish has now taken a life of its own, full with haute cuisine ingredients such as truffle oil or aged parmesan.

Done right, this is one of the best ways I can think of to make use of fresh ears of corns.

Serves: 
2

The Ultimate Shakshouka

Photo by Keren S

After much experimentation, I believe this to be the ultimate form of this staple Israeli dish. The fenugreek seeds I believe to be a unique addition of mine to the basic recipe, and the smoke paprika gives it quite a poshy twist.

The quantities are for two diners, but this dish could be multiplied to infinity, or at least to the size of your largest pan. It's perfectly possible to make Shakshouka in a giant Paella pan.

Serves: 
2

Roasted rack of kid goat with honey and spearmint

Photo by Electric Monk
Photo by Electric Monk
Photo by Electric Monk

A fantastic dish with aromas of honey, garlic and spearmint. You can use the oven to bake a side dish while the rack is being roasted. Just place baby root vegetables in a baking pan at the bottom of the oven; the fat and marinade dripping from the rack will coat them with a fine layer of amazingly tasty gravy.

Make sure to have your butcher crack the backbone, so that you'll be able to easily separate the ribs after roasting them.

Serves: 
4

Salad of seared squid, seared and raw avocado, radish and tomatoes

Photo by Keren S

Searing the avocado gives it a nutty taste that is just delicious. The lightly seared squids are just melting in your mouth and taste amazing. Be careful not to over-cook them, as this will make them rubbery and yuckie.

Serves: 
2

Spelt crêpes with hard boiled eggs, Israeli salad veggies and tahini-yogurt dressing

Photo by Electric Monk
Photo by Electric Monk

I'll admit that I'm a bit influenced by the Israeli version of Master Chef with this dish, but hey - at least it gets me in the muze for something new, for a change!

The crêpes are light and delicious; replacing the milk from the traditional recipe with yogurt provides with a tinge of sourness and allows the crêpes to become slightly lighter in texture.

This is also my first attempt at shooting my own dishes - albeit using Keren's camera.

Serves: 
2

Penne Rigate with cream of butternut squash and chestnuts

Photo by Keren S

Butternut squash is not what I would usually consider a 'sexy' vegetable (well, fruit, actually. At least botanically-speaking). It usually makes its appearance roasted with some olive oil or herbs, but up until today I never found a way to use it as a prominent ingredient in a dish.

Then I imagined to myself how would the squash taste combined with cinnamon, goat's milk and Gewürzt and decided to give it a shot. The resulting purée is sweet - but not too sweet, with a rich scent of cinnamon and a strong hint of goat's milk.

Serves: 
4

Divine avocado, tomato and radish salad

When I was a young boy, my mother introduced me to the wonderful combination of ripe avocado and baby radish. She's always described the taste as having a nutty characteristic, which is one of the only culinarily-sophisticated expressions I heard from her as a child. My mom was, and still is, more of a practical kind of cook.

Years later, it suddenly occured to me that if the two worked together so beautifully on a loaf of bread, they should work even better in the warm embraces of a good salad.

Serves: 
4

Kid Goat Ossobuco

Photo by Keren S

As I've told you before, I really like kid goat meat. It is reminiscent of spring lamb, but much more tender and a lot less fatter. This dish is great served with rice (I used whole rice) that can absorbe the tastes from the rich gravy.

Serves: 
4
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