Some experts say that food isn’t love, but I disagree. The glorious memories I have of my mother’s chicken fricassee have everything to do with love. This dish of hers was beyond delicious, it showed she cared. We were brought up to believe that the wings were the best, most precious part of the chicken and here was this wonderful meal, basically all chicken wings. It couldn’t get better than that.
Ever since I was a little girl I have had a love affair with horseradish. During my grandmother’s Passover seder, she would serve that jarred gefilte fish that looked vaguely like a wet ball of dryer lint. No chance I was touching that plate of crazy. Instead, I went right for the spicy white horseradish, digging in with a small fork, while everyone else politely tried to nibble on my grandma’s plated fish. And since then I have loved anything with a horseradish tang.
Eggs and potatoes are a staple during Passover for most people, like our super popular Spinach Potato Nests. So for us, coming up with new ways to prepare both of these ingredients is a must. Especially after days of preparing and eating heavy meals.
Get creative this Passover with some vegan, gluten-free and kosher-for-Passover fruit and nut bars! Dense and chewy, they’re similar to Lara bars. They’re packed with dates, which are full of natural sugar and potassium. The combination of nuts, dried fruit and coconut will be sure to keep your “hanger” at bay. If you’re like me, snacks like these come in handy as a mid-morning snack–breakfast only gets you so far.
The Seder is over. You’ve cried bitter tears over being enslaved in Egypt or more likely, cried bitter tears when grating and eating extra sharp horseradish. Now that you’ve gone to all that trouble, what does one actually do with the leftover horseradish? Admit it – most of the time it gets tossed. If you do have leftovers, then you might as well get some “double duty” out of your hard work and find some delicious ways to re-purpose.
We know you guys – the ones who are hosting Seder this weekend and still haven’t started cooking. Not to fret – we’ve assembled a complete list of all the delicious dishes you will need to host a delicious Seder.
With Passover fast approaching, matzah is definitely enjoying the spotlight. For what feels like the first time, though, that spotlight isn’t likely to fade–matzah just might find a permanent home in the snack aisle.
By the end of Passover week, I want to stick my head inside a loaf of bread and eat my way out. I have Garfield-esque dreams of scarfing a lasagna in one fell swoop washed down with a pizza. And those fantasies inspired this indulgent and fun Passover-friendly recipe.
One of my most cherished memories of Edgar M. Bronfman, the great Jewish philanthropist and businessman of beloved memory, is smuggling a smoked brisket back from Montreal in my suitcase for him. No really—this happened!