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Celebrating Passover With Plant-Based Meals

Food for Life Instructor Suzanne Fellows Passover is a time for reflection and gratitude and for gathering with family and friends to share a seder dinner at the beginning of the holiday. Simple recipe substitutes and additions, like swapping chia seeds for eggs or adding vegetables to traditional recipes, can accommodate a plant-based diet while observing Passover.

In addition to the Zucchini and Artichoke Kugel recipe below, grilled portobellos, cauliflower steaks, jackfruit brisket, and a roasted vegetable and quinoa dish are other entrees on our seder table. Great seder side dishes include roasted green vegetables, sweet potatoes, or carrots.

Below, I also share a healthier version of Matzo Brei, a delicious breakfast recipe that I loved making with my mom.

Most traditional Passover recipes use numerous eggs, but I have altered our traditional recipes to accommodate a plant-based diet without altering the wonderful flavors and delicious meals that we share. Take time to read labels to check for eggs in many ingredients in prepackaged Passover foods.

For most recipes, I substitute eggs with flaxseed or chia seeds; for those who do not eat flaxseed on Passover, use chia seed. A flaxseed or chia seed egg can be made by mixing 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed or whole chia seed with 3 tablespoons of water and letting sit for 10 minutes until congealed. For recipes with more than 2 eggs, I will use another substitute, such as banana or applesauce for baked goods or seltzer water for savory dishes. Check out the 10 egg […]

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