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Passover: Ashkenazic-Style Seder

Passover Mock Chopped Liver (Mushroom, Cashew, and Onion)

Passover Mock chopped liver (Mushroom, Cashew, and Onion)

I don’t care for the name of this dish, but it’s a Jewish faux classic. It might look a bit like the dish it’s intending to imitate, but it tastes nothing like it — thank goodness! Another version is made with green beans (see Green Bean and Cashew Pâté — though Ashkenazik Jews don’t use green beans during the Passover week). The essential difference between this and the other recipe on this site is the use of mushrooms; both are simple and tasty. Serve with matzo or matzo crackers or raw veggies. This makes about 2 cups. Continue Reading…

Vegan Matzo Brei

Vegan Matzo Brei

Matzo Brei, a kind of flat omelet made with crushed matzo and egg, is a beloved Passover week breakfast. As in the recipe for Vegan Matzo Balls, quinoa flakes provide the Passover-appropriate “glue” that holds the matzo brei together. They also add a surprising amount of flavor to this bland yet comforting classic. It’s easiest to make this one serving at a time in a small skillet; for more servings, repeat the recipe as needed. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen.* Photos by Evan Atlas.  Continue Reading…

Passover Haroset

Passover haroset

Eastern European-style haroset (sometimes spelled charoset) is a sweet condiment served as part of the Passover Seder served with matzo. It’s made essentially of apples, walnuts, and wine; proportions may be varied to taste. One of the important symbolic dishes of Passover, it represents the bricks used by the Jewish slaves to build Pharaoh’s cities. This makes about 2 cups and goes a long way as a spread for matzo. Photos by Evan Atlas.  Continue Reading…

Vegan Matzo Balls (with a Gluten-Free Variation)

Sephardic-Style Matzo Ball Soup (vegan)

These vegan matzo balls aren’t like the Jewish grandmothers’ classic recipe for the big, fluffy variety, but are delicious, easy to make, and soy-free. Many vegan matzo ball recipes on the web use tofu as a binder, which, for many Jews, is not an allowable Passover food; these use quinoa flakes. They’re baked at a low temperature rather than boiled. Without egg as a binder, vegan matzo balls of any kind are more likely than not to fall apart in water. Continue Reading…

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