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  • Writer's pictureNava

To nosh or not to nosh?

To my partner, who’s half English, to nosh is to eat, but I’m using the term in the Jewish sense of a snack. You say potato I say more potato. WHO HASN’T tried to remedy their woes with a good dose of noshing! And when I get that feeling I need gustatory healing (oooo baby)I love to heal myself with a tincture of nosh followed by tad more nosh and maybe a nosh chaser if I’m particularly under the weather.

People tell me there is no reason to nosh. Are you kidding me?? I can give you plenty of good reasons to indulge in a good snack and if you’re struggling to justify a nibble between meals you can borrow one of mine!

But before we get to the cure, let’s check your symptoms: if you have ever felt/experienced anything from the list below, you NEED to nosh

Do you ever worry or feel stress? Are you bored or depressed? Happy or sad? Angry or frustrated?

Have you ever felt ‘not really hungry but kind of hungry?’

Ever feel like something is missing from your mouth?

Ever feel like there’s a hole in your stomach in the shape of a pretzel?

Have you ever opened and closed the fridge 100 times in 5 min, as if you might find the

thing missing from your life that you have been searching for?

Well then you don’t need an excuse. A good nosh is essential for your wellbeing. And for it I highly recommend the following prescription.


200g feta cheese (I used Australian Feta)

1 tablespoon Italian herbs

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

1 tablespoon mixed italian herbs

1-2 tablespoons honey


Pre heat the oven to 200C

Line a baking tray with baking paper

Dry Feta from any liquid with a paper towel

place feta on baking paper, drizzle half of the oil on feta, turn it over and drizzle remaining oil on top.

drizzle 1 tablespoon honey on top then sprinkle mixed Italian herbs

cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the edges of cheese are a dark golden colour.

You can drizzle the second table spoon of honey when it's sizzling hot out of the oven.

Serve hot with crusty bread. That's it, that's all there is to it!

All I can say is it’s easy on the eye and easier on the pallet.

Bona petit

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