With Passover right around the corner I thought I would share some recipes here from around the blogosphere that will help you in making up your menu.
All the recipes are from Real Food blogs and many are grain-free and dairy-free, SCD/GAPS legal as well as appropriate for Paleo and Primal diets.
Passover is a Jewish holiday that begins at sunset on the 14th day of the Jewish calendar month “Nisan.”
The holiday celebrates the Jewish people’s emancipation from slavery during the Pharaoh’s rule in Egypt.
For Jewish people it has special historical significance and is also a somber remembrance of the hardship that the Jews faced before their exodus from Egypt.
During the Seder, matzoh is eaten at specific times. Eating matzoh is symbolic – on the one hand, matzoh symbolizes redemption and freedom, but it is also poor man’s bread.
It serves as a reminder to be humble.
Eating the bread of affliction is both a lesson in humility and an act that enhances one’s appreciation of freedom.
I don’t like to miss out eating matzoh on Passover. Below is a grain-free rendition of matzoh that is tasty and fun for those on a grain-free diet.
After the Seder has been completed, chicken soup (see matzoh ball soup below) is usually the start of the meal. It is traditional to serve this with matzoh balls.
Of course typical matzoh balls are made with matzoh meal – a wheat product.
Matzoh Ball Soup
Here is a recipe for grain-free matzoh balls (see below) made with almond flour and schmaltz – you can’t get any more traditional than schmaltz!
My mother used to keep a jar of it in the refrigerator at all times. This chicken fat give the matzoh balls their characteristic flavor. Get some schmaltz (from pasture raised chickens) and use it in this recipe!
At the Seder, we review the history and then we EAT!