making a vegan seder plate

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Tweet This year, we celebrated the first night of Passover as any semi-prepared, health-minded, compassionate, eco-conscious family who holds itself beholden to no given tradition should:  vegan and gluten-free. The seder plate was unexpectedly easy to assemble as long as you are willing to subscribe to symbolism with liberties. For the maror, or the bitter herb, […]

gluten-free carrot kugel


Tweet Sweet Bean whipped up this recipe using my ominous stash of chunky CSA carrots–a vegan, gluten and sugar-free riff off of the traditional version in the fabulous cookbook featuring vegetarian Jewish dishes from throughout the world called Olive Trees and Honey.   In my version, I substitute white flour for oat and millet flour, use […]

not bubby’s borscht

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Tweet Cracking into Sweet Bean’s CSA stash of organic root winter vegetables meant reinventing the warm Ukrainian soup synonymous with eastern European Jewish culture. I created a slightly refined, if not more nutritious, version that included lentils and carrots in addition to the requisite beets. I grated the veggies using the Cuisinart instead of cutting them into chunks, which […]