posts tagged "seder"

Our Passover Seder

Posted on April 20, 2011

With the release date for my new book Gluten-Free Cupcakes, bearing down on me less than one week from today, I feel as though Passover really snuck up on me this year.  I did not post any Passover Menus, though do have ones from years past for those that might be looking for a good kugel recipe or some gluten free Gefilte Fish.

Beet Maror

Posted on March 30, 2010

Making maror for your Passover Seder is a cinch (even though it can be just a tad dangerous).

Let me explain… While DIY maror is a lot of fun, be sure to proceed with caution.  I make my maror in the food processor; danger can arise when you open the lid and the trapped horseradish fumes escape up your nostrils –and severe sinus relief (or burning) can occur.  So be careful!

Beet Maror

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1 horseradish root (about 4 inches), peeled and chopped
1-2 tablespoons […]

Passover Menu

Posted on March 29, 2010

My mother and father will be spending Passover with us and I am really looking forward to it.  Mom and I will be in the kitchen all day today preparing for our gluten free Seder –she has celiac too, as do my older son, sister and mother-in-law.  Gluten free is a family affair for us.

Here’s what we’ll be making for Passover 2010.  Pretty much my standard Passover Seder menu.

Charoset
Maror
Matzoh Ball Soup
Chipotle Orange Chicken
Carrot “Kugel”
Coconut Macaroons
Passover Torte

Looking for a gluten free […]

Sesame Dip

Posted on April 21, 2009

Garnish this Sesame Dip starter with pieces of carrot and celery for dipping and you have an instantly satisfying salty and crunchy snack.  This dip is a hit at parties and was enjoyed at our Passover Seder (thinned out with a bit of water and) served over roasted asparagus.  It’s quite versatile and makes a great salad dressing as well.

Unfortunately, we devoured all of the Sesame Dip at our Seder.  I was determined to make another batch the next day.  […]

Roasted Chicken with Olives and Prunes

Posted on April 3, 2009

Are you spending too much time on the computer?  That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately.  After reading this article in The Atlantic and finding out about this new site that calculates the amount of time spent on twitter, I’ve really been pondering this matter.

I haven’t been pondering it too much though.  Instead, last weekend, I took a break and left my computer off for 48 hours.  Wow, I did have quite a surprise on Monday morning, […]

Sesame Cookies

Posted on March 31, 2009

These Sesame Cookies are yet another Passover friendly dessert recipe.

I wouldn’t necessarily have thought of making cookies with sesame. Why? Because I am surrounded by several choco-holics and bake primarily to their tastes. Let’s just say that the brownie recipe I posted a few weeks ago is still getting good play around here. My 10 year old son whips up a quick batch of these high-protein brownies almost every weekend.

Thankfully, I received the below a few […]

Passover Recipes

Posted on March 27, 2009

Passover is right around the corner.  Given that I’m extra busy with the boys (they have the week off for spring break) I still haven’t settled upon exactly what we’ll be having for our rapidly approaching Seder meal.

Below is a rough idea of what I have in mind at this point.  I may do a Chicken Marbella style dish for our entree, though need to experiment with that a bit more.  I’m also thinking of grilled broccoli tossed in fresh […]

Chipotle Orange Chicken

Posted on April 13, 2008

As some of you know, I write an op-ed column for The Daily Camera, covering political, economic and environmental issues. As we face increasing food prices and shortages worldwide, food becomes a more important aspect of such aforementioned matters.

This week, my column was called, The Politics of High Fructose Corn Syrup. In it, I discussed our government’s gigantic corn subsidy and our country’s growing waistlines. When I awoke this morning, my husband asked if I had received […]

Vanilla Torte with Raspberry Filling and Chocolate Frosting

Posted on April 11, 2008

Ok, so in yesterday’s “reach out and touch someone” post I failed. In fact, I fell flat. On my face. Do you know how many comments were posted? One. Not much community in one post.

To cheer myself up, I can always read some Dooce. That woman makes me laugh out loud. Or I can listen to the Captain and Tenille’s Love Will Keep Us Together. Either way, I do not despair, Passover is near and […]

Horseradish: Make Your Own Maror

Posted on April 6, 2008

As part of the Passover Seder, we eat a bitter herb, to remind us of the bitter times our people have faced.

Many use horseradish for this ritual. I grew up eating Manischewitz brand ground horseradish from a jar at our Seders, with no concept whatsoever of where this pungent herb came from. In fact, horseradish is a root –you can buy it from the store (most good health food stores carry it this time of year), and is […]

Charoset

Posted on April 2, 2008

Charoset is one of my favorite Passover foods. During the Seder, this sweet, fruity dish holds a special, symbolic place, reminding us of the mortar which the Jews used to bond bricks while enslaved in Egypt. European Jews (Ashkenazi) traditionally use nuts, apples, cinnamon and sweet wine for this dish.

Jews of Middle Eastern descent (Sephardic) commonly use raisins, figs dates and sesame seeds. In general, Middle Eastern Jews have a far richer culinary tradition than European Jewry and charoset […]

Matzo Ball Soup

Posted on March 29, 2007

This gluten free, high protein Matzo Ball Soup recipe is a Passover classic.

Gluten free, high protein Matzo Ball Soup is a Passover classic. Chicken soup with matzo balls can also be considered Jewish penicillin, and a favorite remedy for a cold or the flu; however this is primarily a staple recipe for Passover. Did you know that all of my recipes are kosher for Passover?

Passover is one of my favorite holidays. I adore holidays that involve a change of seasons […]