Passover

 

Korech – Top Ten Matzo Recipes

 

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Not everyone likes Passover matzo. There are some that say eating it can feel like you are eating dry wall paper paste (my Mom for example). I believe that matzo just has to be prepared the right way. During the Seder we take part in the step of Korech, where we eat a sandwich of matzo, maror and charoset, but for the rest of the holiday don’t hesitate to dig in to a sandwich of cream cheese and jam, my favorite! If you don’t keep Gebrokts (where you don’t allow the matzo to come in contact with any liquid) you have many choices as to what to do with your matzo. I have compiled a list of 10 matzo recipes that you should definitely try!!


 

3 Perfect Passover Cookies

 

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Throughout Passover cookies are a staple dessert. It is always good to have a few around just in case you get a sweet tooth craving, because, if you’re anything like me, you are always craving sweets during Passover. Make sure to pair it with some tasty fruit as well! Here are three delicious cookie recipes that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.

Rocky Road Cookies


 

Maror – Bitter Herb Recipes

 

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Maror is a bitter herb eaten during the Passover Seder. From family to family the bitter herb eaten always varies. Some eat horseradish, others eat romaine lettuce or endives. Here are some delicious ways to get horseradish into every meal.


 

Motzi Matza – Nut Free Passover Recipes

 

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With Passover almost underway it’s time to start thinking up recipes that will suit all of your guests. Allergies and food sensitivities are very prevalent these day, especially nut allergies which affect over 3 million Americans. Picking Passover recipes, especially dessert recipes, can be difficult because nuts are often used as a substitute during Passover for things like flour. That is why we have made a list of 5  nut free recipes, including 3 delicious desserts!

Individual Pavlova


 

20 Passover Desserts

 

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Passover is really almost here!  After weeks of whistle blowing and whispering to friends about their pesach plans, it is officially the time when I am ready to stop talking about planning and actually start planning.  Passover is one holiday that is definitely not know for dessert, at least not in a positive way.  Usually when a recipe calls for both potato starch and chocolate, some might be a bit wary.  There are actually many options for kosher for Passover desserts, both gebrokts and not.  Below are 20 Passover dessert recipes to satisfy that sweet tooth throughout the whole holiday.


 

Rachtza – Prep Your Greens

 

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Rachtza, Washing and Prepping Your Greens for the Seder

Getting ready for Passover is hectic and overwhelming which is why it is so important to prepare ahead of time as much as possible! One thing that I always like to do before the Passover Seder is wash and store my greens so they are ready for serving. Something I know many people struggle with is storing greens after they have been washed without letting them wilt. It is so frustrating going back into the fridge only to find that the fresh herbs that you bought have gone bad.


 

Magid – Passover Sweets

 

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Whether you prefer savory or sweet snacks, we all have that sweet tooth craving from time to time. Therefore it is crucial that we have a few delicious sweet recipes on hand to quench that passover sweet craving.

Try some of these recipes over the holiday.


 

Chocolate Orange Coeur a la Crème Cheesecake...

 

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Chocolate Coeur a la Crème is one of those simple and delectable recipes I saw Emeril make on his show way back when, and it just stuck with me. That often happens to me (with food). You know, I see it once (I don’t even have to taste it) and I can’t get it out of my mind until I make it mine. Finally the day has come and I am thrilled to share this delicious, perfectly balanced, light, yet indulgent dessert in all its glory with you!


 

Yachatz- Keeping Your House Crumb Free

 

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So with Passover coming in 11 Short days it’s time to start keeping your house crumb free while using up all the chametz you have left in your kitchen. Try some of these recipes that will help you eat well, finish your chametz and keep your house free of crumbs!


 

Karpas – Salads You Must Have at Your...

 

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I grew up in a salad house. No matter what meal we were sitting down to eat there were a minimum of four salads. Until today when I go to someone’s house and there is no salad I am very disappointed.

Like every course in a meal salad is vital and ads so much to each meal. Aside from the health benefits of eating vegetables salad is just delicious!


 

Cookbook Spotlight: Helen’s delicious Pesach

 

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Helen Goldrein, author of the blog Family Friends Food, has recently published a cookbook, Helen’s delicious Pesach, which I believe will revolutionize your Pesach cooking! Helen’s new cookbook features 8-days-worth of breakfasts, meat-free main dishes, side dishes and salads, potato dishes, and cakes & desserts, that are all naturally gluten-free, and are also free from kitniot and gebrokhts. Helen has been cooking, and experimenting with food, for as long as she can remember, but when her daughter was born, she officially became a Jewish Mother, and she has been taking her responsibilities to feed, feed, feed very seriously ever since! Helen explains that being a mum has also refocused her attention on ensuring that the food she makes is as healthy as possible, as well as being delicious and that is exactly what you will find in Helen’s delicious Pesach cookbook.

Here are three recipes from Helen’s delicious Pesach:


 

Urchatz – DIY cleaning Products

 

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While preparing for passover one of the first things that I do is buy cleaning products. I guess in my mind the more cleaning products I have the more prepared I am for the passover cleaning frenzy.

Since I made Aliyah five years ago I discovered something that has changed my outlook on cleaning products forever. The water consistency in Israel is different then the US and tends to stain glass showers. No matter what I did or used I wasn’t able to clean my shower doors properly. Then one day my landlord came over and suggested I use apple cider vinegar to remove the stains. The stains came off immediately and I decided to stop buying overpriced cleaning products and learn more about homemade cleaning products that would save both time and money. Did I forget to mention the added benefit of using chemical free products in your home?


 

My Passover Faves *Giveaway*

 

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Every year at this time I usually put together a list of my favorite Passover recipes for you.  You can find some of my favorite collections from previous years here and here.  This time around I thought to feature some of my favorite recipes from some of my favorite foodie friends – so you can be inspired by the food and folks that inspire me.


 

Kadesh – 10 Kosher Wines for Passover

 

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Passover begins this year in the evening of Friday, April 3 and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 11 2015.  As usual, there is an abundance of wonderful kosher wines for Passover for every budget.

With our overview of 10 kosher wines for Passover, we wanted to share a selection of recent favorites from a few new and emerging wine producers and highlight several reliable standbys that seem to always have a spot at our dinner table and would be a welcome addition to yours.


 

12 Passover Seder Mains

 

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It feels like Passover is just around the corner!  Conversations always seem to lead to discussions of pesach (Passover) preparations, whether it’s cleaning, menu planning, or figuring out how to configure the house for all of the guests.  While I am not one to give cleaning tips, I would like to offer up the plethora of Pesach recipes here at Joy of Kosher.  If you’re looking for articles with a mix of recipes, check out some of mine from last year (I can’t believe how the time has flown!) including A Trio of Passover Picnic Menus15 Salad Recipes for Passover; 15 Healthy Passover Chicken Recipes; 25 Passover Dessert Recipes; and 101 Passover Recipes.  There are plenty of recipes for many of your menu planning needs, and to add to that below are 12 ideas for main dishes to serve after the seder including meat and vegetarian recipes.