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Passover

Tsukune “Matzah Ball” Soup

Recipe by Kristin Eriko Posner

<em>Tsukune</em> “Matzah Ball” Soup

When learning about reducing kitchen waste a few years ago, I read the book Waste Free Kitchen Handbook. There is a suggestion to keep food scraps like chicken bones, onion ends, carrot, turnip, celery and other vegetable peels and scraps in a bag in the freezer. When the bag fills up, you simply toss everything

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Savory Mushroom Quinoa Burgers

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Savory Mushroom Quinoa Burgers

Most veggie burgers are made with beans and grains, making them off-limits during Passover. Quinoa, a permitted pseudo-grain (actually a seed), becomes a delicious substitute when mixed with umami-rich sautéed mushrooms. Serve these burgers during Passover and year-round as a quick make-ahead meal for anytime of the day. Use organic ingredients wherever possible.

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Schav (Sour Grass)

Recipe by Jared Polis

<em>Schav</em> (Sour Grass)

Recipe from Rae Keller, Congressman Jared Polis’ late great-grandmother, reprinted from the 1974 The International Grandmothers’ Cookbook: Favorite Recipes of Grandmothers from Around the World by Eileen Weppner.

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Creamy Carrot-Quinoa Soup with Zesty Gremolata

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Creamy Carrot-Quinoa Soup with Zesty Gremolata

Just a few simple pantry ingredients are needed to become a vibrant-colored soup to enjoy for a light lunch or evening meal. Dairy-free soups often get their creaminess from puréed beans; however, in this kosher-for-Passover recipe, puréed quinoa gives the soup the right amount of silky texture! Topped with a simple gremolata, this soup feels

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Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Quinoa Porridge

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Quinoa Porridge

A favorite wintertime warming drink combined with fluffy cooked quinoa becomes a delicious way to start the day. Served hot or at room temperature, this slightly sweet creamy porridge is nourishing for any day of the year, especially when topped with antioxidant-rich fresh berries and coconut flakes. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory benefits are potentiated by the addition

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No-Flour Nut Cake

Recipe by Jared Polis

No-Flour Nut Cake

Recipe from Rae Keller, Congressman Jared Polis’ late great-grandmother, reprinted from the 1974 The International Grandmothers’ Cookbook: Favorite Recipes of Grandmothers from Around the World by Eileen Weppner.

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Spring Lamb with Roasted Vegetables

Recipe by Vered Guttman

Spring Lamb with Roasted Vegetables

This dish of roasted lamb shoulder with vegetables is all about the beauty of spring, as lambs are born and asparagus, sunchokes and artichokes are at their peak. Choose the best spring produce you can find, roast briefly and arrange around the lamb. JFE® Note: In Sephardic communities, unlike among Ashkenazic Jews, it is common

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Boozy Sicilian Orange Salad

Recipe by Michele Amira

Boozy Sicilian Orange Salad

Inspired by the Sicilian orange salad that is made mostly of oranges with an olive oil dressing, this salad has become a family favorite. If you serve it for Passover, it can pack a lot of symbolic punch. Just remember: this is a cold salad and the wine does not cook out, so nosh responsibly.

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Masapan (Homemade Marzipan)

Recipe by Vered Guttman

<em>Masapan</em> (Homemade Marzipan)

Spain is the birthplace of marzipan and was first created in the 15th century. Jews adopted this candy as a Jewish dessert after a meat meal. Real Sephardic marzipan will include a few bitter almonds. Unfortunately, those are illegal in America because of the high content of cyanide (though you really only need a tiny

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Pistachio, Cardamom and Rosewater Macaroons

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Pistachio, Cardamom and Rosewater Macaroons

Why do almonds have to be the star of every Passover cookie? Ground pistachios laced with citrus zest, cardamom and rosewater combine for an easy, one-bowl cookie that can be dressed up with drizzled chocolate or enjoyed on its own. Traannabder Joe’s sells pre-shelled pistachios—they are a worthwhile investment here.

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