7 Unleavened Passover Recipes That Will Take You To Food Heaven

by | Mar 24, 2017 | Entertainment, Food, Hillel Ontario, Jewish Holiday | 0 comments

Most people don’t like Passover food. It’s usually very bland, with odd textures and way too many eggs. But what if we tell you that there is actually Passover food that is genuinely delicious??! We would even go so far as to suggest that you might want to use some of these recipes even when it’s NOT Passover because you will enjoy them so much!

Baked Potato with Ricotta and Tomatoes

Potato by itself is boring, and you will most likely have enough of it after a few days of Passover. This is why we suggest you spice your potato up with creamy Ricotta cheese and lightly charred roasted tomatoes. Simple, yet mouthwatering!

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© www.framedcooks.com/2011/06/baked-potato-with-ricotta-and-tomatoes.html

 

Crustless Mini Quiches
On Passover, we usually have carb heavy meals. So here is a lighter option, which will still fill you up. All you need are cherry tomatoes, asparagus, milk, whipped cream and cheese. Be sure to make some extra quiches – once you try one, you will probably want seconds (or maybe even thirds).

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© www.joyofkosher.com/recipes/mini-crustless-quiches-with-asparagus-and-oven-dried-tomatoes/

 

Spinach Potato Nest Bites
Did you like the sound of the crustless quiches? Then you will love these spinach potato nests. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, you can prepare these cups as a starter, a side dish, or even a snack.

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© www.mayihavethatrecipe.com/not-just-for-passover-recipes-part-2-spinach-potato-nest-bites/

 

Roasted Squash Nests
This recipe is the perfect alternative to the Passover standard: Potato. Filled with a combination of colorful legumes, this veggie nest is not only soothing for the eye, it is also absolutely delicious and healthy.

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© www.panningtheglobe.com/2013/11/11/roasted-squash-stuffed-roasted-vegetables/

 

Crunchy Asparagus with Shallot Vinaigrette
If you are seeking a no-carb side dish option, you will love this recipe. With spring on its way, asparagus is plentiful so why not enjoy local, fresh produce?

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© www.bonappetit.com/recipe/steamed-asparagus-with-shallot-vinaigrette

 

Shakshuka
Are you done with Matzah Brei for breakfast? Then you should switch to Shakshuka. Hot, spiced tomato sauce, enhanced with chopped veggies and topped with fresh eggs – doesn’t that sound so much better than dry, boring Matzah?

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© www.joyofkosher.com/recipes/shakshuka/

 

Red Wine Braised Brisket
This one is a little more challenging, but if you feel up to it, or if you like experimenting in the kitchen, you should totally try it. Your family/roommates are going to thank you!

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© www.bonappetit.com/recipe/red-wine-braised-brisket

Annamie Paul Joins Hillel Ontario

Annamie Paul Joins Hillel Ontario

Last month Hillel Ontario heard from Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada. After winning the leadership race back in October of 2020, Annamie became the first Black person and first Jewish woman to lead a federal Canadian political party. Since then, she has been speaking to Canadians all across the country, spreading messages of hope and inspiration, during a time where these moments are a rarity. No matter the political orientation of the Zoom attendees of this fireside chat, everyone walked away with a few life lessons up their sleeve.

Here are some of my biggest takeaways. First, Annamie spoke about following your passion, a message that I know many students needed to hear. When I graduated from grade 12, I was constantly asked where I saw myself in five years, ten years, and sometimes even twenty years. Although I was asked with the best intentions, I’ve always felt overwhelming pressure to envision a clear career path. Annamie dispelled this myth by referencing the enjoyment associated with the process of discovering your passion rather than having a final goal in mind, and Annamie’s enthusiasm for human rights through a policy lens has shaped the course of her life. Second, Annamie spoke about the importance of speaking up in the face of injustice. Whether you consider yourself an advocate or not, Annamie highlighted the need to follow your moral compass, never remaining complicit. Following Annamie’s time as the leader of the Green Party, it is clear that she isn’t afraid to use her voice and position to shine light on racism, antisemitism, and sexism. These are two lessons I think everyone can learn from.

Annamie spoke about growing up in Toronto Centre (the riding where she will be running in the next federal election), her career as an international lawyer, and her decision to enter politics. As someone who doesn’t fit the mold of a traditional politician, Annamie referenced about the challenges that she’s faced as a Black, Jewish woman. Racism, antisemitism, and sexism were all constant throughout her leadership campaign, and her six months leading the Green Party. 

Throughout Annamie’s talk, I learned about the importance of elevating voices that have previously gone unheard. In a predominantly white space, Hillel students and staff need to work hard to ensure that Jews of Colour feel welcomed. 

After 45 minutes, the latter half of which consisted of an insightful Q&A, Annamie mentioned that she would love to be invited back to another Hillel Ontario fireside chat. For now, I’ll take Annamie’s lessons with me while looking forward to hearing about all of her accomplishments in a year from now.

  • Skylar Banks, Guelph Hillel
Collaboration Breeds Diversity and Inclusion

Collaboration Breeds Diversity and Inclusion

Collaborating with other student organizations allows us to diversify the students at our events, build coalitions, establish good rapport with other student groups and broaden the topics of the content that we deliver. 

This past month, we had the privilege of working with the Waterloo and Laurier chapters of Menstruation Redefined, which is committed to helping with the “institutional and social barriers surrounding menstruation that risk the health, well-being, and daily lives of many.” This mission resonated with us at Hillel because we understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion for all. These are values that we hold as Jews, and want to embody at Hillel. 

We joined forces to produce a fun evening of trivia and learning. The event allowed us to reach new students, educate others on Jewish practice for those who menstruate, and learn more about Menstruation Redefined’s mission. Collaborative events like this allow us to understand key issues and causes that other student-run campus groups advocate for and to build strong allyships and ensure that we propel Hillel’s values forward, such as inclusion and equity.

Jessica Bloom, HIllel Waterloo Student President
Veronica Grad, Hillel Laurier Student President

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