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#1 Old 03-17-2004, 06:57 AM
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As you all probably know, Pesach, or passover, is coming up in a few weeks. This will be my first time doing it as a vegan, and although I've found some good recipes, I'm a little bit worried. It seems as though there's nothing to eat but matzoh and vegetables! Can I go the entire week eating peanut butter matzoh-wiches? What other protein sources are vegan and kosher for passover?



Anyway, here are some good recipe sites I have found (some are strictly vegan/vegetarian, others have some meat-y recipes to weed through):

http://www.vrg.org/recipes/passover.htm

http://www.peta.org/feat/passover/PassoverRecipes.html

http://kosher4passover.com/recipes-list.htm

http://www.vegsource.com/passdes.htm

http://www.vegparadise.com/cookingwi...assover%20Menu

http://euler.ecs.umass.edu/pass-veg/

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/H...pt.htm#NUTLOAF



One more question, is oatmeal (plain rolled oats) kosher for passover?



Thanks!
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#2 Old 03-17-2004, 12:23 PM
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oat is not kosher for passover.



Does anyone has ideas about replacing the chicken-leg and egg on the passover plate?

Last year I searched about different customs of different ethnic groups and I replaced the chicken with a certain vegtable, but I can't remember what it was
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I thought it was a lamb's leg...



I think an aubergine/eggplant or a gourd or squash might work.
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One year I led a veggie seder and cut out a carboard bone for the lamb shank. It was pretty funny. It's the symbolism that counts anyway...



This will be my second vegan pesach and I found plenty of stuff to eat last year. I put any of my usual sandwich stuff on matzo, for instance. I made a good vegan matzo kugel last year, but I'll have to find the recipe. I want to make one this year so I can bring it to the omni seder I'm going to. Otherwise, I probably won't have much to eat there. There's always Charroset (sp?) though. Yum, yum! And this year I might try out a vegan matzoball recipe...
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i just muddle through somehow. last year i found dark chocolate covered matzo, and i was a happy camper! i once went to a vegetarian bar-mitzvah, i think may have been vegan. i do what i can and hope that my efforts will be enough!
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moving to recipes and food discussion..
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I thought it was a lamb's leg...



I think an aubergine/eggplant or a gourd or squash might work.



some use lamb's leg, spme use chicken's leg. I know there is also tradition of using vegtable, can't remember what we used last year. I don't think it was eggplant or squash, I'll try to check about it
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some use lamb's leg, spme use chicken's leg. I know there is also tradition of using vegtable, can't remember what we used last year. I don't think it was eggplant or squash, I'll try to check about it

If you find out, could you let me know? I'll probably end up having to stare at a hunk of lamb meat all through the cedar because of my omnivorous parents... They told me I could cook vegan everything else, but the leg of lamb they want to keep.
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It's the lamb shank that is more traditional. The chicken would be represented by the roasted egg.
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#10 Old 03-18-2004, 01:57 PM
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Found it!

I thought it might be beet that we used last year, but I wasn't sure. I searched the web and found the places where I read about it last year, so now I can be sure.

I also checked the jewishveg.com website and found this great page.

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The late Dayan Feldman stated that mushrooms, which have a fleshy appearance can be used on the Seder plate to commemorate the Paschal lamb. Rabbi Huna, a Talmudic sage, stated that a beet can be used for the same purpose. (Babylonian Talmud, Pesachim 114b) In a personal note to the author, Rabbi David Rosen pointed out that the objects on the seder plate are symbolic, and hence there is no sin in improvising. He suggested that vegans use a beet to represent the Paschal offering (instead of a shank bone), and a mushroom to represent the Festive offering (instead of an egg).



The egg and the shank bone, of either chicken or lamb, are symbole of the sacrifice that was once made, but there's no reason to make another one every year
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