04 Apr Perfect Passover
“We read the haggadah every year. For artists whose lives are completely unpredictable, to retell a story that’s been told for thousands of years in our own way is amazing.” -Comedian Judy Gold, Chicago’s Downtown Seder
Passover has always been my favorite Jewish Holiday. It has been celebrated for thousands of years and every part of the seder (traditional service and dinner at home) is brimming with symbolism, not to mention delicious food. Anyone who has been to my house for Passover always makes sure to ask if my mother Linda is making her famous brisket. It has never been duplicated, as many times as I’ve watched her make it.
Every thing we eat at the seder has a meaning, and I love finding new ideas to incorporate into our traditions. Since we do not eat anything levened or made with traditional flour during the week of this holiday, I am excited to try the gluten free recipes we found. You will not believe the lentil based mock pate or the beet infused maror, two dishes that now even the faintest of hearts will gladly sink their teeth into.
Saffron Matzo Balls! Why weren’t these created sooner!? Just when I thought the world’s best soup couldn’t get any better. The Kale and Quinoa Pilaf is so hearty, your guests won’t even know it’s healthy for them too.
Passover was never a holiday known for its desserts unless you enjoy flourless boxed cake mix or some coconut macaroons. We have found the creme de la creme of Passover treats. The Chocolate Toffee Matzoh from She Kneads Dough is as good as it sounds, and is finished off with a dusting of edible gold. If you are looking for the perfect hostess gift, bring this to a seder and watch everyone swoon. If you love to bake, The Urban Baker has done it again by sharing her easy recipe for Gluten Free Almond Chocolate Thumbprint cookies. Nobody will miss the carbs, not to mention they are a blast to make with your children.