Pomegranate and honey are symbols of a prosperous and sweet new year. I prefer chicken on the bone, but you can use boneless thighs. You will need to reduce the cooking time by 10-15 minutes if you do. A non-stick frying pan gives the best results - the chicken won't stick, it will keep in juices and will need less oil for cooking.
Fermented foods are brilliant for increased gut health and overall wellness. This wonderful noodlekraut not only tastes great but will flood your body with beneficial probiotics; the good bacteria that help to heal the gut. Use this recipe to experiment with other vegetables and styles of noodle. In the picture I have used cucumber and turnip with different spiralizer blades.
Makes 8 little loaf cakes or a large 1kg (2lb) loaf
1 tsp fennel seeds
125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
Seeds of ½ vanilla pod
Zest of 1 lemon, zest of 1 orange
225g caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling
A pinch of table salt
120g mascarpone cheese
160g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
A traditional dish for Tunisian Jews, this is usually made by cooking the potatoes and onions in a pot of oil, then pouring the eggs in and placing the whole thing in the oven with a tray underneath to catch the oil overflow. While the original tastes gorgeous, we could not justify making it that way. We offer this lighter (no less gorgeous) version.
This is a great recipe for getting a chocolate fix without reaching for that nasty sugar. Cacao is chocolate in its pure, unrefined state and is packed with antioxidants. The protein in pecans will keep you feeling fuller for longer and coconut is just an all-round miracle worker - coconut has been found to speed up metabolism and boost the immune system, and is great for healthy skin and hair.