Passover

A Lemony Passover Treat

These frozen meringue desserts will have you forgetting all about chametz.

Jewish Week Online Columnist

There's nothing worse than finishing up your seder with a cake that tastes like... matzah. But when it comes to Passover baking, that's often the case: Matzah meal replaces the flour, leaving desserts that are heavy and dense, with that unappealing flavor. No more! This delicious gluten-free dessert forgets all about matzah, using only natural ingredients for the perfect light, sweet end to your seder.

Ingredients
Ingredients: 
Meringue:
4 egg whites
1 cup (200g) superfine sugar
2 teaspoons potato starch
Filling:
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup (100g) superfine sugar
zest of two lemons
6 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream or non-dairy cream

Potatoes for Passover, Upgraded

Don't skimp on the wow factor this holiday with these fun, filled spud cups.

Jewish Week Online Columnist

Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes. They're pretty much a staple of every Passover meal: Without bread or pasta, potatoes are the go-to carb. Now, I love potatoes, so I'm happy to see them over and over again, but sometimes even I get bored of the classic roasted or mashed. These lacy little shredded potato cups, which you can fill with just about anything, are a great way to add a little wow factor to the taste and presentation of your next potato dish. 

Ingredients
Ingredients: 
Cups:
4 large russet potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspooon onion powder
Stir-Fry:
1 large onion (or two small), peeled and diced
2 medium zucchini, diced
8 ounces mushrooms, diced
2 colored peppers, cored and diced
1 cup shredded carrots
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
Salt and pepper, to taste

The Black-And-White Goes Psychedelic

For Purim or just for fun, give the classic cookie a crazy spin.

Special To The Jewish Week

These tie-dyed cookies are my whimsical Purim version of classic chocolate and vanilla black and white cookies. You can make any design you like (I provide a few options below). Have fun!

Ingredients
Ingredients: 
To make the cookies:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup soy milk
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 dash salt
To make the icing:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Several colors of gel food coloring
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