Passover food can be very healthy and delicious. Stay away from the packaged products and celebrate the fabulous Spring produce available. Below are some of my favorite resources, recipes, and tools to help make for a healthier Passover.
Make it Yourself
For more Passover recipes check out my recipe list on realfoodkosher.com.
Kosher for Passover blanched almond flour is available from digestivewellness.com. This is not the same as almond meal – ground up almonds – but a much finer powder that yields fantastic results in baking. For recipe ideas check the cookbooks linked below.
Some other passover baking ingredients include coconut flour, coconut milk, fine sea salt, and raw honey.
Turn any vegetable into a noodle with a vegetable spiral slicer – works great with zucchini, sweet potato, and carrots. You can also try a handheld version. A stick blender is great for homemade mayonnaise and salad dressings. An ice cream maker can make homemade ice cream in 20 minutes.
These are some of my favorite cookbooks for year round use, but especially for Passover. No Jewish home should be without Claudia Roden’s classic collection of Ashkenazic and Sephardic food traditions. The other books are all grain-free cookbooks that will give you creative new ideas for using vegetables plus healthier breakfast and snack recipes.
These books below are wonderful resources for almond flour and coconut flour baked goods, plus some other grain-free snack ideas.
These electronic cookbooks are my favorites for grain-free baking. You get an instant PDF download that can be viewed on a computer or tablet. They use both almond and coconut flours, and those with nut allergies I recommend “Indulge and Heal”.
The following websites have amazing recipes for grain-free and refined sugar free baking and cooking:
Living Healthy with Chocolate (also see her fabulous e-book above)
The Urban Poser
Rawmazing – one of my favorite raw food recipe sites. Raw food recipes uses very clean ingredients and are a change of pace from regular baked goods.