I love that many of these recipes can serve as fancy main dishes and some of them are relatively easy to make. Many also sound like dishes that you'd even be happy to have when it is not Passover. This year, I am planning a second night seder that will be Dairy because we will probably have one or more vegetarians and a couple of pescatarians. Since it will be Saturday night, there is the added complication that all cooking must be done a day or more in advance and must be able to be served cold or kept warm or warmed up in a Shabbat-permissible manner.
Shira: I noticed that the Passover Nut Loaf linked to on this webpage is even vegan and should work for your strict dietary requirements.
Last Edit: Mar 8, 2015 14:21:48 GMT -5 by Debbie B.
Post by greenrosereverie on Mar 10, 2015 9:56:18 GMT -5
As a vegan a number of my passover meals are based around quinoa, potatoes, avocados and a lot of nuts. This will be my 3rd year keeping kosher as a vegan and it gets easier all the time. If you are looking for a whole host of idea, a lot of "raw" food can be a good starting point. Any of the recipes that call for honey, I substitute in sugar or agave syrup.
For soup broth this week, I find its easiest to start with water, and throw in potato scraps, carrot peels, onions, and any other vegetable scraps that are around.
Baked sweet potatoes / Baked regular potatoes, topped with about a cup of spinach or broccoli or other vegetable of choice and walnuts or Spicy Cashew creme
Bell peppers stuffed with (precooked) quinoa, caramelized onions and pine nuts
Creme of Broccoli Soup: Saute onion and minced garlic in sauce pan for 3-4+ minutes, add 1 can of coconut milk, and 2 more can fulls of water. Add broccoli and bring to a boil, cooking until broccoli is soft. Puree and serve.
I am hoping this year to experiment with Pupusas using quinoa flour and potato starch, topping with homemade salsa and avocados.
Avocado basil quinoa bowl (inspired from Vegan Italian Kitchen): Cook 1/2 cup dry quinoa for each person. Puree 1/2 cup soaked cashews or walnuts with 2 avocados, juice from 1 lemon, 1 T agave syrup, 2 cloves of garlic, 1/3 cup olive oil, and optional crushed red pepper flakes. (3-4 servings of sauce)
Top bowl with choice of any of the following: 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes/chopped tomatoes, diced green onions, carmelized onions, roasted veggies, nuts or pretty much anything else you can think to add before drizzling sauce over the top.
greenrosereverie: Wow, these are great vegan dishes! And vegan dishes are automatically pareve, so for those of us who are not vegan, they can be a part of either a dairy or meat meal as well. Vegan-Passover seemed difficult, but all the choices you give show that you can still eat well with those restrictions.
The creme of broccoli soup sounds great, but I haven't seen a coconut milk with a kosher for Passover hechsher. However, here is a recipe for making your own kosher for Passover coconut milk: DIY coconut milk
I am a big chocolate fan and really want to try the Chocolate Torte. But I don't have a high speed blender, so I'm wondering if my small kosher-for-Passover food processor would work to make the filling in two batches.
I assume that for the Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Icebox Cake you substitute matzah meal for the rolled oats?
Greenrosereverie, What is coconut milk? I have also seen coconut water in a recipe. I assume that is the liquid inside a coconut. But I am wondering where the milk comes from in the coconut and if it has a lot of fat. Since I recently had open heart surgery, I am trying to be extra careful about what I eat!
I have never heard of Pupusas. What are they?
Thank you for your recipes. We love broccoli and I want to try your broccoli soup.
Thanks Debbie! That doesn't sound like something I should be eating!
This whole diet thing is so confusing. The government has come out with new guidelines about cholesterol and saturated fats saying that they don't matter too much. But, they still seem to emphasize eating whole plant foods and not much red meat.
For me, oil is the really confusing item. I still don't add it to anything I cook but I do eat nuts and seeds.