Category Archives: Healthy Sweets

My version of a healthier, Gluten-Free, Dairy free, no refined sugars Sweet Potato and Streusel/crumble Casserole

Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday and is, obviously, not celebrated in Israel, I would like to offer my version of Sweet Potato and Streusel/crumble Casserole – but I made up a healthier, gluten free version without refined sugar. I … Continue reading

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Homemade Healthy Sesame Halva

Sesame halva is popular in the Balkans,Middle East, and other areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The primary ingredients in this confection are sesame butter or paste (called “tahini”), and sugar, glucose or honey (Wikipedia). When you make your own Halva, you … Continue reading

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Phyllo “Cigars” filled with dried fruits

500 grams (1.1 pounds) Phyllo pastry (14 pages), defrosted in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours (my sheets’ size is 30X36 cm /12X14 inches) 100 grams (3.5 oz) melted butter + 100 grams (3.5 oz) sunflower oil (for brushing) … Continue reading

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