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Passover

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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Almond Flour Bread

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Almond Flour Bread

Bake up a loaf of this grain-free almond flour bread to keep your toast cravings in check during the eight days of Passover or to treat gluten-free family members and guests all year round. With a base that can be modified for both the sweet and savory palate, this bread is great for all times

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Blender Orange Almond Cake

Recipe by Merav Levkowitz

Blender Orange Almond Cake

Using the whole orange (yes, peel, pith and all!) gives this cake, adapted from Claudia Roden and other classic Sephardic recipes, its fantastic moisture, and almond flour makes it easy to dump all the ingredients in the blender or food processor and let it run. I always stock up on almond meal or flour for Passover,

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Matzah Crack(ers)

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Matzah Crack(ers)

After the first two Passover seders, matzah is the last thing you want to see in your kitchen, but it’s all you have to eat for six more days! Turn the boring, bland cracker into something so good you’ll have to run out and buy a second box. The magic trio of butter, sugar and

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