1. How about making some delicious braised lamb shoulder in spring vegetables with a side of mashed peas and parsnips for your holiday meal?
Braised lamb shoulder chops with spring veggies and mashed peas with parsnips. Photo by Vered Guttman
2. Don’t be tempted by instant kneidlach mixes: Try some creative recipes that will do your holiday table proud.
Matza ball soup with goose breast. Smoky goodness. Photo by Daniel Lailah
3. Ok, for those who of you who just can't decide what to serve at the seder, here is a complete Passover menu to wow your guests with.
Four-Way Meringue Clouds: pomegranate, dates, orange or chocolate-anise flavor. Photo by Vered Guttman
4. Wait - but what if you've got a vegan coming to your seder? Here is a recipe for chicken-free soup, which has wheat-free matza balls to boot.
Fruit and vegetables in an Israeli market. Photo by Ofer Vaknin
5. Speaking of vegetables, let's turn our attention to fruit, or more specifically, a fruit: the humble apple. This isn't just for Rosh Hashana. Grate them right and get a parve seder cake that isn't different from all other cakes.
Parve apple cake. Courtesy
6. Did we jump to desserts too fast? Let's get back to the mains, then. In honor of Ashkenazim warming up to eating kitniyot on Passover, here is a green fava and herb rice recipe.
Green fava and herb rice recipe (for ochley kitniyot only!). Courtesy
7. Now for a twist on tradition: Kosher for Passover consome (rich chicken broth) with chicken and almond kneidlach.
Kosher for Passover consome (rich chicken broth) with chicken and almond kneidlach Photo by Daniel Lila
8. Maakouda is a traditional Moroccan street food made of potatoes and eggs (but this version with dandelions makes for a particularly delightful snack).
Dandelion and potato maakouda Photo by Vered Guttman
9. You can make this savory stuffing ahead of time, and have it on hand when you prepare Syrian kibbeh b'riz.
10. We know it's hard to make homemade matza that is kosher for Passover, but this recipe from the Italian Jewish community of Pitigliano is well worth making before or after the holiday.
Making matza. Photo by Vered Guttman
11. Here is a recipe for Syrian charoset passed down for generations and revived each year around the seder table.
Charoset. Photo by Doram Gaunt
12. This dish of roasted lamb shoulder with vegetables is all about the beauty of spring.
Spring lamb with roasted vegetables Photo by Vered Guttman
13. Try this kosher for Passover variation on the Iraqi charoset of dates molasses and walnuts.
Charoset of dates, molasses, and walnuts. Photo by Vered Guttman
14. How about some charoset lollipops?
Kosher for Passover haroset lollipops Photo by Amit Ferber
15. This is one for those times when a matza sandwich just doesn't cut it.
Kosher for Passover rolls. Photo by Yoav Goldberg
16. And this is for when it's Passover and you just need to get yourself some macaroons.
Kosher for Passover macarons filled with vanilla cream Photo by Oded Merom
17. What's a chocolate lover to do on Passover? Make delicious parve desserts, of course!
Kosher for Passover parve chocolate brownies. Photo by Vered Guttman.
18. Love brownies? Make some for Passover.
Kosher for Passover brownies Photo by Doram Gaunt / Haaretz Archive
19. Or some kosher for Passover apple cake...
Kosher for Passover apple cake Photo by Eyal Touegi
20. Fried matza roll-ups, or cigars, have become a common dish in many homes on the holiday eve and the next morning.
Matza cigars and chopped liver with home-made horseradish. Courtesy
21. And what about Gnocchi? The classic Italian recipe for potato gnocchi can be easily adapted and made kosher for Passover.
Gnocchi for Passover. Courtesy
22. Last, but certainly not least, here's eight Israeli wines perfect to wash it all down with.
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