In my Vegan Parents Facebook group there was a discussion about vegan Passover Seder substitutions and though it's not a throwback for everyone, for newly vegan Jewish families, this can be one of those big challenges- especially if you are celebrating with larger non-vegan family. These recipes will delight any Seder table, though, so try them out!
Passover is a time to retell the history of the Jewish people and is a important part of the cultural and spiritual life of Jews. It is meant to be spent with family, so rather than isolate ourselves, vegans with non-vegan family still seek out the larger family for this time, and bringing lots of vegan foods is a wonderful way to share how you have chosen to honor the liberation of our ancestors and to make sure you and your children have plenty to enjoy with the family.
Thankfully, Passover Matzos are already vegan, so that's a start!
Passover Recipes and Swaps
This New York Times article gives recipes by Nava Atlas for hearty and delicious vegan dishes to enjoy at Passover Seder like Spinach, Leek, and Potato Matzo Gratin and Sweet Potato Tzimmes, and also offers suggestions on what to swap out the lamb shank and egg for on the Seder plate.
These recipes from Veg Kitchen include Mock Chopped Liver and Chocolate Matzo Brittle!
PeTA has this nice list of starters, main dishes, and deserts for a vegan Passover.
My favorite resource, though, is this post from One Green Planet, which not only discusses the food, but the traditions and meaning of Passover:
"Passover is the perfect time to stop and think about all the beings, past and present, human and animal, who suffer from discrimination, oppression, captivity and enslavement. As we remember and give thanks for our freedom from slavery, may we all continue the fight for the exodus of ALL the lives in bondage. Happy Passover!"
For teens who are tired of tradition, The Devil's Arithmetic is an amazing young adult book set on Passover that uses fantasy to retell a modern day Hannah's experience as she travels back in time to experience the horrors of a concentration camp through her ancestor's eyes. Incredibly moving and powerful, especially for young people who are quick to forget the past.
There are also many children's books about Passover to help children understand the meaning of the holiday.
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