Passover Smoked Salmon Bites

Passover Smoked Salmon Bites

Why did I not think of this before? Passover Smoked Salmon Bites are the perfect appetizer, snack, or lunch idea that only take 5 minutes to prepare. My daughter, Leigh, thought this was a brilliant idea, and I agree. She and my son, Zachary, came home from school and ate these so fast that I barely had any left to serve for appetizers to my hubs. Oh well, he did have one, and he thought these Smoked salmon bites are a wonderful light starter or refreshing snack. Feel free to half or double this recipe–they go really fast! I know what you’re thinking…Smoked salmon has sodium. Yes, that is true, but it also is a good source of protein, Vitamin B, Vitamin D and magnesium. These are very pretty too and a great way to use up your leftover matzah or use matzah even if you’re not celebrating Passover.

Passover Avocado Toast

Passover Avocado Toast

Recipes for avocado toast are everywhere, a super popular healthy breakfast or lunch option. Avocado toast was actually the TOP food trend of 2015, so if you haven’t tried it or made it, where have you been? Since it’s Passover week, I made this Passover Avocado Toast since my kids were wondering what they were going to eat for breakfast that is Passover worthy (besides eggs, smoothies and smoothie bowls). This recipe takes literally 5 minutes to prepare and is probably one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever see on my website. Eat on its own or top with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. It’s also fabulous with red pepper or chili flakes. Not only are people making avocado toast at home, but you’ll find it incredibly popular on menus, especially in California and New York! Try it, you’ll be hooked. It’s so good on matzah!

Passover Brownie A La Mode

Passover Brownie with Greek Yogurt

Passover is only a few weeks ahead, and I know many of my readers are always looking for more Passover desserts to diversify their holiday cooking. This Passover Brownie A La Mode is really awesome to serve during the week of Passover. The Passover Brownie mixture is made with nonfat Greek yogurt which adds nice moistness to the texture and protein in the brownies. Serve on the brownie on their own with a glass of milk or with frozen yogurt or any nondairy whipped topping. One of my favorite Passover Brownies recipes ever are The Best Passover Brownies which I created five years ago. It’s still a huge winner! For some of my other favorite passover desserts, click here for Passover Granola, Truffles, Mandel Bread and more.

The Best Passover brownies

7 Passover Dessert Recipes

Matzoh Bark

Passover is less than one week away. Every year I do a round-up of fabulous Passover dessert recipes including a few of my own (and most popular desserts at our Passover Sedar). Starting with Matzo Bark (above), you’ll find something for every dessert taste, from cheesecake to chocolate cookies. Please share or add links for your all-time favorite Passover recipes in the comments below. Happy Easter and Passover and enjoy these 7 Passover dessert recipes that I know you’ll love.

 Passover Granola via me and Ingredients, Inc.

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Passover Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread via Hungry Couple

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Flourless Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies via Food.com

flourless dark chocolate cookies

Matzah Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake via Martha Stewart

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Passover Berry Crisp via me and Ingredients, Inc.

Matzah chocolate mint ice cream cake

 

Passover Lemon Cheesecake via Epicurous

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Maple Roasted Asparagus

Just in time for Easter or Passover, try this healthy and tasty side dish: Maple Roasted Asparagus. It’s super easy and the majority of its flavor comes from Canadian Maple Syrup, balsamic vinegar and fresh thyme. Maple syrup is super healthy and far more comprehensive than you might expect. The only product in our diet coming directly from a plant’s sap, this natural sweetener features over 54 antioxidants that can help delay or prevent diseases caused by free radicals, such as cancer or diabetes. In addition, maple syrup features high levels of zinc and manganese, keeping the heart healthy and boosting the immune system.

Berry Peach Smoothie

Easy Peach and Berry Smoothie
Easy Peach and Berry Smoothie

Just in time for Passover, this healthy Berry Peach Smoothie recipe is perfect for breakfast, dessert or an afternoon snack. Feel free to use fresh or frozen fruit, but don’t forget frozen fruit is just as healthy as fresh. Frozen fruits are picked at their peak and then flash frozen. This smoothie is a great way to kick off the week. It’s filled with natural antioxidants and protein!

10 Passover Dessert Recipes


It is two weeks until Passover. I can’t believe it. So many people are on the ball and have already been emailing and messaging me for recipe ideas. Dessert recipes for passover are typically the tough challenger, but with the surge of recipes for gluten-free needs, more recipes exist online than ever. Here are some of my own recipes along along with a few other personal top 10 Passover dessert recipes. The photo aboove of Fudgy Chocolate Walnut Cookies via Food & Wine

Matzo Granola via Martha Stewart

Apple Matzoh Bread Pudding via Chow

Espresso Truffles via Real Simple

Coconut Macaroons via Snooth

Classic Mandel Bread for Ingredients, Inc.

Simple Almond Cookies via Recipe.com

Best Passover Brownies via Ingredients, Inc.

Passover Molten Cake via Kosher on a Budget

Sesame Cookies via Elanas Pantry

Figs Stuffed with Sesame Mint and Quinoa: Cookbook Giveaway

Passover is here, and Easter is this weekend, so how about a great looking quinoa appetizer and fabulous cookbook giveaway? A flavorful trio including dried cranberries, quinoa and cool mint combines with lush fresh figs in this creative appetizer for Figs Stuffed with Sesame, Mint and Quinoa. Other fruits, such as halved apricots or pitted Medjool dates, may be used in place of the figs.

This recipe along with 499 others can be found in this comprehensive cookbook by Camilla Saulsbury published by Robert Rose books (my publisher).  You will also learn how to stock your quinoa pantry, how to cook quinoa, the thermos method, how to add it to baked goods, how to toast it, how to sprout it, how to create quinoa flour and more.

For a chance to win this giveaway, leave a comment telling me why you like quinoa. The winner will be drawn on Thursday, April 4th  at 8 a.m central.

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Kale Matzo Brei Recipe

Matzo Brei, known as matzo and eggs, is commonly eaten as a breakfast food during Passover, when only unleavened bread is permitted. This dish can be prepared frittata or omelette style, and it can be made savory or sweet. I love it with sautéed kale which I never actually have tried or even thought of before until now. This Kale Matzo Brei recipe is my newest favorite Passover favorite. It’s a great way to incorporate healthy kale into your breakfast. The best part is that my kids really liked it, and asked why didn’t I think of this before. 🙂

Matzo Bark: Easy Passover Dessert

It’s Passover week, so you must have a simple recipe for Matzo Bark. It’s not only super easy to prepare, but it’s rich and a lot goes a long way. Adults and kids will enjoy this as a Passover dessert or snack this holiday week. Feel free to make it with or without the almonds since it’s great both ways. Thank you to my friend Nancy who shared a version of this recipe with me and to my daughter Leigh, who did a great job making this for this blog post. Love you girl!