Friday, April 18, 2008

Been there, done that

Passover is never far from my mind when I'm cooking - even when the holiday is six months away. There have been a few times this year when I've made a mental note when a dish is either kosher for Passover or could be adapted easily for that purpose.

I've gone through my virtual recipe box on this blog and found a few favorites to share. I've made some notes next to the dishes that need some slight alterations to keep within the rules of the holiday.

On Sunday, my hubby and I will be joining my family at my childhood home in New Jersey for the second night of Passover. I'm planning on making one of my absolute favorite side dishes for seder. If you're unfamiliar with a seder, check out this wonderful article (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23884119/)

Here's what I'm making:

Sweet Potato & Cranberry Hash

http://testdrivekitchen.blogspot.com/2007/12/my-favorite-side-dish-of-all-time.html

The next morning for breakfast, this is an easy treat. Serve this fruit mixture over yogurt or cottage cheese.

http://testdrivekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/01/superfoods-for-breakfast-and-dessert.html

This is a very satisfying lunch of root vegetable soup & swiss chard tart - for the tart, you can skip the bread crumbs entirely or use matzoh meal.

http://testdrivekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/01/scrumptious-satisfying-lunch.html

For a snack between meals, I highly recommend these spiced nuts - you will not be able to stop eating these. You've been warned!

http://testdrivekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/02/sweet-and-savory-snack.html

I'll be sharing a variety of salad recipes this week, but here are a few past favorites. Skip the bulgur in this one, but don't skip the Creamy Lime Fig Dressing which is out of this world and livens up anything from spinach to spring mix. Just use olive oil instead of the canola oil

http://testdrivekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/03/splat.html

Seriously, this might be the best salad I've ever tasted in my life.

http://testdrivekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/03/holy-schnikies-thats-one-tasty-salad.html

Of these three beet recipes, only the beet green salad is kosher for Passover:

http://testdrivekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/03/three-beets-three-ways.html

You won't believe how easy this chicken dish is to put together (skip the bulgur, and pass on the yogurt sauce since many observant Jews don't mix dairy and meat products.)

http://testdrivekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/03/pantry-envy.html

Sloppy Joes - skip the corn and use kosher for Passover ketchup. Serve with quinoa, stuff it in a red pepper and roast it for a really amazing treat!

http://testdrivekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/01/favorite-dish-from-childhood-revisited.html



1 comment:

Nicolette (Nikki) Miller-Ka said...

I am attempting to contact all of my Jewish friends/neighbors because I want to attend a Seder. The Hillel group in college always invited me and I miss going. Thank you for posting Passover meals. Oh, and the bobotie didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. The soynut butter gave it a weird texture. But! The custard on top was yummy. The lamb made it too gamey.