Eat Normal Food

We’re closing in on the end of this godforsaken holiday (har!) and I can practically taste the pizza I’ll be gorging on come Thursday night. But in the meantime, let me suggest that you spend the final few days of Passover finishing up your leftovers (don’t delude yourself into thinking you’ll eat one bite of Passover food once the holiday is over. If you don’t want it to go to waste, eat it now) and making simple foods that don’t scream unleavened. Here are links to five normal recipes that you can use in these last few days.

Zucchini Garlic Soup
from The Kitchn


The soup is outrageously good. There’s practically nothing in it (zucchini, onion, garlic, water, boullion) but somehow it’s incredibly rich, creamy, and delicious.

Artichokes Braised in Lemon and Olive Oil from Smitten Kitchen


It’s spring, finally (or at least it is in theory, though you wouldn’t know from the weather in Chicago) and that means it’s time for light springy recipes. Plus, this is one of those awesome things that looks really fancy, but is actually really easy.

Sheperd’s Pie from me, via The Jew & the Carrot


A rich and warm delicious pie recipe, with an adaptation for vegetarians, and for people who don’t like to make mashed potatoes.

Quiche with Potato Crust from YumSugar


I love having quiche for breakfast or lunch, but the crust is often my favorite part. On Passover I have come up with an awesome alternative—use hashed browns to make a crust. Essentially you grate a few potatoes, add an egg, salt and pepper, and then mash it into a quiche pan. Bake for ten to fifteen minutes while you assemble the rest of the quiche (eggs, milk, some veggies, onions and spices) pour the egg mixture in, and bake again. I tend to wing it with this dish, but YumSugar guides you through it step by step.

Salmon Burgers with Spinach and Ginger from Epicurious


My dad and I were invited out last night and our host made these (minus the soy sauce) and they were delicious. No, you can’t have them on a bun, but so what? At least you’re not eating cardboard.

Just two more days to freedom!

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