Okay folks, I hope you’re prepared… We knew it was coming… That’s right, it’s almost Passover! The holiday, that only though it lasts a mere 8 days, we cook, clean and prep as if it is Y2K all over again! During this holiday, Jews all over the world will eat more oil, eggs and matzo than one would think humanly possible (and definitely not healthy!) Is it just me, or does ever Passover recipe start off with “take 6 eggs and a 1 ½ cups of oil”? I would definitely not plan on having your yearly physical scheduled in the 2 to 3 weeks following Passover. Your doctor will be abhorred by your cholesterol levels!
But it doesn’t have to be all bad! Today’s recipes tend to call for a more balanced approach, using more fresh ingredients, and less of the pre-packaged boxed goods. Not to fault those mind you, I mean, those brownies with that thick icing? Yum! Over the next week and a bit I’m going to be posting different recipes to be made over Passover, trying to focus away from mains (don’t worry, there will still be some) and give options for starters, sides and desserts. Plus, don’t forget to pick up a copy of the COR Passover Guide at your local school, synagogue, grocery or Jewish establishment. For those outside of the greater Toronto area, here is a link to our online version!