Passover is coming soon and Easter comes about 8 days after that! I just started my dessert-making today with the Lemon Ice Torte since it’s a frozen dessert. I’m headed to visit my mom and my sisters in New York next weekend, but I wanted to make a few Passover desserts for my husband to bring to his family’s celebration.  I’ll probably make the same ones for Easter, too!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week:

Meatless Monday: Creamy black bean soup, avocado toast or  sweet potato toast

Tuesday: Deconstructed Salmon Sushi Bowl (this is my family’s favorite dinner!)

Wednesday: chicken and veggie fajitas (mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, and/or onions), Green goddess salad

Thursday: Sugar snap pea and quinoa salad with tofu (we’ll see how hungry everyone is – I can always supplement with a quick chopped salad or roasted cauliflower with tahini sauce.)

Friday: Broccoli, celery root and spinach soup from Kitchen Matters you can add cooked quinoa and white beans or chickpeas to make this a hearty meal or a grilled cheese or quesadilla.

Saturday (Passover): See this post and this post for some menu ideas. A few years ago I made brisket, a roasted vegetable platter, perfect spring salad, sweet potato casserole(using coconut instead of corn flakes), matzoh lasagne with vegetables, baked chicken with artichokes and capers, halibut with chermoula, maztoh ball soup, Passover popovers, fruit platter, coconut macaroons, fallen chocolate cake, lemon ice torte, cashew cheesecake, strawberry-rhubarb sauce, salted caramel cheesecake bars, and carrot banana cake (using this recipe).  Basically, any recipe that is gluten-free (other than containing oats) can be passover-compliant unless your family follows the old rules of no grains and no legumes.

Sunday: Veggie Stuffed Grilled Portobello Mushrooms p. 284 from Quicker than Quick, green salad with everyday salad dressing #1


Here’s what you can do in advance if it helps you:


Make stock

Wash greens

Cook beans, if making from scratch

Make salad dressings

Make marinade for fajitas


Cook quinoa

Cut veggies for fajitas

Start marinating chicken for fajitas


Make dessert for Passover


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