Survival tips for Passover

Many of us dread the endless Matzo and sweets of Pesach.
So how can you manage to maintain a reasonable diet and keep Pesach kosher?

Tropical Fruit SaladBreakfast: Pesach Muesli
Your favourite fresh and dried fruit
Pesach Yogurt
Crumbled matzo
Honey

Mix it all up and it will keep you going till lunchtime.

Lunch: Tuna Salad
Tinned Tuna
Your preferred salad ingredients
Mayonnaise and/or olive oil and lemon juice

Add a sheet of Matzo for carbohydrate and Bob’s your uncle. You’ll be happy till dinner time.

Dinner: Cottage Pie
Lean Mince
Onion
Aubergine
Level teaspoon tomato paste
Mashed potatoes
Veg or chicken stock

Lightly fry the onions till transparent. Add the mince and brown it. Cube finely the Aubergine add and continue frying for a little while. Add some stock and a little water. Cover the pan and simmer for 10 to 15 mins. Transfer to an over dish and cover with the mashed potatoes. Cook at 180 degrees till mash is golden brown.

Serve with steamed broccoli.

friedfishFish & Chips
Plaice coated in Matzomeal is a classic dish… So what better time to serve it than at Pesach.

Snacks:
Don’t just grab a piece of Matzo, butter it and cover liberally with cream cheese and sliced strawberries.
– Doing it that way makes you feel you’ve actually eaten something!

Light meals:
I keep a bowl of potato salad on the go in the fridge.
You can add all manner of things for a quick bite.

Omelettes can include mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes. They are very filling.

So what are my golden rules?…..

  • Boost the intensity of every flavour.
  • Restrict cakes and sweets to desert and treat times.
  • Focus on fresh fruit and veg, as well as fresh meat and fish.

The trick is to keep various alternatives handy, it’s just too easy to reach for a cake or a sweet when you’re feeling peckish.

Eggs are always a quick and easy way to fill in a slightly bigger hunger gap.

My standbys are Potato Salad, Cream Cheese, Sephardi Harosset (like a date jam), fresh Fruit, dried Apricots, and Yogurt.

Mixing these and similar things will keep you going for the eight days of Pesach.

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