Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Recipe Round-up: Vegan Passover

[Passover in 2010 will start on Monday, the 29th of March at sunset and will continue for 7 days until Monday, the 5th of April.]

I have zero experience with Passover. And I know very little about what is supposed to be served and what is 'illegal'. I've never made any traditional Passover foods, and never even had matzoh though I have seen boxes for it at the grocery store for years. Overall, I've been deprived of the experience of traditional Jewish foods. Despite this, I've managed to cultivate a deep love for vegan potato pancakes and challah bread...neither of which are Passover foods. Regardless, I'm not going to leave you in the lurch. I did some investigating.This is for those of you attending or hosting a Passover Seder...vegan Passover recipes!

The Post Punk Kitchen, Passover Episode. Isa and Terry make vegan Matzoh Ball Soup and Coconut Cream Pie. Yum! In the Veganomicon cookbook there are some recipes for latkes, kugel, and tzimmes. And the Vegan with a Vengenance cookbook has a kugel and a knish. If you haven't purchased one or both of these cookbooks, I do highly recommend them!

Vegetarian Resource Group: Passover Seder ideas including Russian Potato and Mushroom Croquettes, Broccoli and Lemon Dish, Chopped 'Liver' Spread, Sweet Potato Kugel, Potato/Kale Casserole, and Eggplant Casserole.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau created a traditional vegan Passover Seder menu, and shows how you can veganize the Seder Plate. Her cookbook, The Vegan Table, features a Passover menu: Charoset, Matzoh Ball Soup or Traditional Vegetable Soup, Passover Pizza, and Matzoh Chocolate Brittle.

Vegcooking.com has some passover recipes too; Aunt Charlotte's Carrot Tzimmes, Apple and Date Mousse, Baked Stuffed Zucchini, Beet Casserole, and Traditional Charoset.

Bryanna Clark Grogan shares her take on the traditional matzoh ball soup, Vegan Georgian-style Walnut Matzoh Ball Soup, as well as some other recipes Yemenite Charoses, Eggplant Salad with Matzoh, Artichoke Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms, and Almond-scented Peach Crisp with Matzoh Crumb Topping.

Even About.Com features some vegan passover recipes...Vegan Matzo Ball Soup (with tofu), Traditional Apple Charoset, Vegan Beet Casserole, Sweet Potato and Matzo Kugel, Chocolate Matzoh, Vegan Mushroom Ped, Veggie and Matzo Kishke, and Matzo and Leek Veggie Burger Patties.

Over at SheKnows.com, in the Chef Mom section, Elizabeth Bauchner showcases some non-traditional Passover recipes: Stuffed Kishke; Vegetarian Matzoh Ball soup; Vegetable Nut Loaf; Oven-Roasted Potatoes; Beet Carrot and Cabbage Medley; and No-Bake Chocolate Matzoh Roll with Berry Garnish.

Jewish Vegetarians of North America has compiled some great links to Passover recipes.

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