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From traditional to gourmet to low-fat and sugar-free, this section has everything you need for delicious food the entire week of Passover. You will love these recipes so much, you might just find that you use them throughout the year!

Passover Recipes

Passover Recipes

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While all of the ingredients in the Passover recipes are kosher for Passover, each community has its own customs as to what to use or not use on Passover. Please also note that any processed food must have a reliable “Kosher for Passover” certification.

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Gisele Brooklyn , NY March 19, 2007

Great recipe ideas here: My Thanks for the really great Recipes here, for Fine Peasch Dining! These are great healthy options for a holiday that not always encourages healthy eating! Thanks for the great suggestions. Reply

Anonymous MILAN, Pennsylvania April 1, 2012

We have Change! These recipes are most welcome and lomg overdue. This is doing what Jews do best- Innovate! These recipes are a great help to so many of us who are carbohydrate intolerant! Finally, more choices for us!! Reply

Mr Potato Head LA April 1, 2012

Pesach Recipes Yuk! Give be a potato anyday, preferably with french fries (ha ha).

Comments should be taken with a pinch of salt!!! Reply

Laurie Silver Spring, MD April 3, 2011

Quinoa I have enjoyed quinoa at Passover for over 10 years. When I found out that it is also high in protein and other good stuff, I have been eating it year round for over 5 ! However, we received notice recently that quinoa is now NOT recommended for Passover use unless it is from only Bolivia, and that it is checked before Passover. This was stated by several kashrus organizations. Before you purchase/eat it, I'd ask LYOR. Reply

Nechama Cohen August 14, 2010

Insulin does not need to be kosher-- and there is nothing non- kosher in it---it is made today in labs and not from animals---even when it was made from pig it was allowed by all Rabbis---today we no longer have that problem

Nechama Cohen
Jewish Diabetes Association
Wishing you an EnLITEned Summer!
Author of silver award winning EnLITEned Kosher Cooking
& translated to Hebrew BishuLITE

nechama@jewishdiabetes.org
www.jewishdiabetes.org Reply

Lisa Providence, RI August 13, 2010

Kosher Insulin I was able to find kosher insulin on this link:

www.medgadget.com/archives/2006/07/kosher_insulin.html Reply

Nechama March 25, 2010

Quinoa As I mentioned above quinoa is great but very high in carbs---there is alot more than just protiens in our recipes but we hope to be coming out with another book soon using a lot more info on veggies

Always happy to hear your suggestions and after submitted recipes are checked we will be happy to use them in our upcoming book. chag sameiach to all Reply

Klara LeVine Har Adar, Israel March 23, 2010

more really vegetarian, please I'm in agreement with Anonymous - having eggs or chicken/meat in the recipes isn't enough of a change to make it healthy. We use quinoa as our mainstay, but I am always looking for more creative ways to cook it. And of course, using vegetables in more elaborate dishes. Hope Nechama Cohen will do further exploring along those lines and share the results with us. Reply

Anonymous Jacksonville, FL March 22, 2010

Veggie Lentils and rice, and soy are permitted in many Sephardic communities. However Ashkenazi do not eat kitniyot. Generally speaking, kitniyot are small fleshless seeds of annual plants that can be ground into flour. This includes soy, rice, lentils among others and their derivatives in other products Reply

Nechama Cohen March 22, 2010

EnLITEned Vegetarian I agree with the wonderful ideas posted above for vegetarian dishes---I think that people mostly just get frightened and overwhelmed with the challenge---but we were endowed with an abundance of magnificent vegetables and let us not forget that today we have Qinuoa as well---keep in mind that it is very high in protien but in carbs as well---many vegetarians will eat organic eggs which gives the possibility of preparing wonderful filled blintes and "luckshin" accompaniement to soups---the name of the game is preperation and keeping cool

As always JDA has updated our articles to help deal with the diabetes/Passover challenge at: www.jewishdiabetes.org Reply

a March 21, 2010

veggie are lentils allowed on passover? Reply

Anya April 16, 2008

Smoothie The smoothie calls for soy... soy is not kosher for Passover. Reply

Phyllis Hantman Rockaway, NJ via onetorahway.org April 16, 2008

vegetarian passover meal Several years ago my brother, a vegan, joined us for pesach. Our joy to have him was challenged by feeding him according to pesach rules and his complete vegetarian diet. I made a very substantial eggplant ratatouille with tomatoes, onions,peppers, zuchinni, eggplant, garlic and many spices. I also made grilled marinated portobello mushrooms and mushrooms stuffed with farfel and spinach, well seasoned. And a vegetarian tzimmes made with sweet potatos, carrots, prunes and dried fruit. My many other guests had a hard time deciding what to eat- the main meat courses or my brother's lovely dishes!!! Reply

Anonymous via ourshul.org April 13, 2008

passover recipes i was really hoping to see at least 1 main course type vegetarian meal. Passover presents a special challenge to vegetarians, ie those of us who do not eat any type of meat or fish or eggs. our main sources of protein, ie tofu and beans are off limits at passover. Reply

Roberta Wiebe Abbotsford, B.C.Canada January 28, 2010

sugar substitute another substitute for sugar is called stevia - it is the leaves of a plant, and are naturally sweet, very good for you. It is ground into a white powder, and it has fibre. You can find it at most stores. Reply

DR JAMLI NAWABSHAH, PAKISTAN November 28, 2008

SUGAR its prolong use is injurous to health Reply

Naomi Brooklyn, NY January 14, 2007

Re: Sugar Substitutes Yes, agave nectar and brown rice syrup might be "better" overall for most people. However, there are people who are very sensitive to sweet tasting food and one taste of more intense sweetness (like agave nectar or brown rice syrup) will set up sweet cravings in those people. I have found that people who are very sensitive to sweet tastes do quite well on fruit sweetened food. Reply

Sarah Zeldman Toronto, ON January 13, 2007

Sugar Subsitute. There are some other healthy, natural sugar subsitutes I like to use:

I like agave nectar, which comes from the nectar of a cactus and tastes like honey. It has very little impact on blood glucose levels and therefore may be good for those on a low carb or diabetic diet. Ask your doctor.

Brown Rice Syrup is also an option. It has a carmel flavor and is a complex carbohydrate.

You can find these at health-food stores. Reply

Katherine Lipkin Copley, OH January 12, 2007

a treasure of parve baking As the author has mentioned, another idea is to concentrate more on baking with oil. One excellent resource is "Jewish Holiday Baking," by Marcy Goldman, a Montreal kosher pastry chef who writes books. She provides some superb excellent, oil-based cakes and cookies in her book, which is available in public libraries. Reply

Katherrine Lipkin Copley, OH January 10, 2007

baking with Smart Balance Thanks to the author for further information re: Smart Balance. Yes, baking - at least cookies - works very well with Smart Balance - and it also works for icings traditionally made with buttercream. Reply