Vegan Matzo Ball Soup
Passover is coming and with it all the traditional holiday food.
When I was a kid Passover was my favorite holiday! The holiday meant a long vacation from school, the weather was usually nice (not as cold but not hot enough yet), but most of all, I loved the food!
I know it is weird, most people have trouble with not having anything that's considered 'Chametz' (Chametz are foods with agents that are leavening forbidden on the Jewish holiday of Passover). Even if you weren't religious you would still have trouble finding any foods that are not 'kosher for Passover' to purchase.
What can I say? I have weird taste, but some of the foods were really good. :) For example - my grandmother's recipe for Matzo balls - I could eat it all year long! and sometimes I would....
The problem is, that most of the foods that I loved so much were mainly based on eggs. Eggs were a way to give the, otherwise dense foods, some volume and texture. So when I turned vegan almost 5 years ago I had to face giving up all my favorites. At least for a while...
If you know me, you know that I enjoy a challenge, and I am proud to say I am very happy with my Passover holiday food.
I will gladly share it with you. You can expect vegan Passover foods recipes from now until the holiday!
Enjoy! and tell your friends, you no longer need eggs to have good Passover food!
Chia seedsAlthough the chia seed is so tiny, it is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. The seeds re loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. Chia is literally 14% protein, which is crazy!
is a definite favorite of mine, it is so tasty and very very fulfilling. Plus, vegetable-based soups are a great meal idea as it is highly nutritious and combine a high nutrient density with low energy levels. Essentially we get a lot of vitamins and minerals for without a lot of the calories.
Whenever I go in the kitchen, whether it is for cooking or baking, I need to have my music with me. I thought it would be nice to share with you the exact song that describes my feeling towards each recipe. That way you can have a similar experience while cooking...
Passover is a holiday that celebrates gaining freedom, what can be more fitting than I Want to Break Free by Queen
Prep time: 20 min.
|Resting time: 30 min.|
|Cooking time the soup: 40 min.||Cooking the Matzo balls: 10 min. per batch|
|Difficulty: medium||Servings: 8 ppl|
Vegetable Soup :
* Using the chia eggs without using the sieve tastes perfectly fine but you do end up feeling the texture of the seeds which is not a part of the original dish. In my house we prefer to stay true as much as we can to the original dish we know and love and so I pour the mixture through a sieve.
** The soup or water used to cook the Matzo ball must be at a boil while cooking, as the temperature is the thing the activates the agar agar and allows it the firm and hold the ball. Cooking the balls in water that are less hot than boiling might result in a dissolving matzo ball and nobody wants that :).
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