Over the years many of you have asked for a list of my favorite Passover ingredients. Well here you go –a rundown of the products that will make your grain-free Passover a breeze.
These are the items I have come to depend on for making my Passover Seders since 1998 –the year I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Yes, it’s been a long time since I’ve had gluten, or chametz for that matter! I’ve been kosher for Pesach for close to two decades straight, and I’m happy to share with you the wisdom and experience I’ve gained during that time.
If you’re looking for quick and easy gluten-free, Paleo Passover recipes, check out my Paleo Passover Menu.
I’ve created a matzo recipe for you that is a fantastic vehicle for Maror and Charoset (hello Hillel sandwich, however, it’s not as light and crispy as traditional matzo since it’s made from almond flour. If you can eat grains you may wish to purchase Gluten Free Oat Matzoh. This is the matzo I buy for my older son who has celiac disease. He is 100% gluten-free, and can tolerate some grains so this is a great option for him. When I went grain-free in 2001 I gave up all matzo except my homemade matzo made with almond flour.
My favorite Passover ingredients will help you get through your gluten-free Seder with less stress than ever.
What will you be making for your Seder? Are you gluten-free? Are you grain-free too? Leave a comment below and let us know. Chag Sameach!
For years my friends, family, and readers have been asking me to create a grain-free matzo recipe. This year, instead of throwing matzo together the day of our Seder, I took time during the last few weeks (well prior to Passover) to work on creating an amazing gluten-free, Grain-Free Matzo recipe.
As you can imagine, my house has become a veritable grain-free matzo factory with batch after batch of matzo spread out all over my kitchen counters.
Matzo is an interesting food. Most Jews, including myself will tell you that we don’t really like the taste of matzo. It’s dry and starchy, and for the most part completely lacking in flavor. On the other hand, matzo is an incredible vehicle for a fabulous part of the Seder, the Hillel Sandwich, which is matzo with charoset and maror (horseradish).
Meringues are a light and crunchy naturally gluten-free dessert that melt in your mouth. Better yet? Mine are made with only two ingredients –egg whites and maple syrup.
Meringue cookies are fun, yet elegant, pleasing both young and old; my children and their friends devour them. So does my husband. We’ll be serving my quick and easy Meringues at our Passover Seder, along with my egg-free Macaroons, in order to give everyone with food restrictions loads of options.
If you’re not Jewish, these meringues are also a wonderfully springy, light, and festive Easter dessert.
I won’t meditate. How can a yoga teacher trained over 20 years ago, long before yoga was the ubiquitous activity it is today say something as blasphemous as this?
Yes, that’s me. The yoga teacher and anti-meditator. Makes no sense, does it? Why not mediate? Especially when the benefits of meditation have been scientifically proven through research, and when my medical doctor in fact recommends it.
A movie star recently contacted me to ask what to feed her picky two year old. And that’s how this list of 10 Great Snack Recipes for Picky Eaters was born.
In order to compile this list of healthy, gluten-free snack recipes, I combed through the hundreds of grain-free recipes on Elana’s Pantry. It was like a walk down memory lane, recalling all of the great snacks that my boys liked to eat when they were wee little ones. They still love all of the gluten-free snack recipes below, and now they’re teenagers! I guess that just shows how timeless and classic these snacks are –or, how constantly hungry my children and their friends are day-in-and-day-out.
Here are some nutritious snack ideas for the whole family.