Vegan Passover 2011

This Passover was extra special with an addition of some new recipes! YUM!!!

We always eat a lot of quinoa, salads and veggies. And of course I also get to have the treat of Matzah & Earth Balance. So simple, yet amazing of course!

Last year we tried these vegan matzah balls but they disintegrated when left in the broth. This year my friend Lisa Dawn has been experimenting for a few weeks for the perfect Passover recipes. Thanks to Lisa Dawn and to Nava Atlas for these new amazing Matzah Balls and Matzah Brei recipes!! And thanks to my Mom and Mother-in-Law for making these amazing matzah balls for us. And Michael and I loved the Brei! YUM!!!

Also check out these recipes as well 🙂

photo from since we didn't photo them from my Mom and Mother-in-Law

Matzah Balls
Makes: About 24

The main difference with these matzah balls are you don’t boil them, you bake them so they stay intact!  The quinoa flakes bind them together and adds protein, how fabulous! These were amazing!!! And now I see what Lisa Dawn was saying how quinoa flakes are her new best friend!

1 cup quinoa flakes
2 cups boiling water
One box (2 packets) Streit’s or Maneschewitz Matzo Ball Mix
1/4 cup light vegetable oil (like safflower)

In a large mixing bowl, cover the quinoa flakes with the water. Let stand for 2 or 3 minutes.  Stir in both packets of matzah meal mix along with the oil, and mix until well blended. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.  Just before baking, preheat the oven to 275º F.  Roll the matzah meal mixture into approximately 1-inch balls; don’t pack them too firmly. Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, carefully turning the matzah balls after 10 minutes, until firm to the touch; don’t let them brown.  If making ahead of time, let the matzah balls cool completely, then cover until needed. Warm them briefly in a medium oven and distribute them among the soup bowls, allowing 3 or 4 matzah balls per serving.

Vegan Matzah Brei
Makes 4 servings
Adapted from Nava Atlas and Lisa Dawn

I have only seen recipes for vegan mazah brei with tofu and was sooo happy when Lisa Dawn posted this recipe from Nava Atlas. More of our new best friend Quinoa Flakes! This was so good and I added the sugar so it tasted just like my mom’s growing up! YUM!

6 sheets of matzah, crumbled
1 cup quinoa flakes
4 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons Earth Balance
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Sugar

Boil the water.  In a bowl, mix the crumbled matzah and the quinoa flakes.  Pour the hot water over it and let it sit for 3 to 4 minutes.  It is ready when the water is absorbed.  In a skillet, melt Earth Balance and pour the mixture in.  Sort of flatten it down a little and sprinkle with salt and sugar.  When it has been going for a few minutes, scramble it a little to give all sides a chance to crisp up. Just scramble for a few more minutes and then serve and Enjoy!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Kim
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 14:50:40

    oooooh the Matzah Brei looks delicious…and I love Matzah(well okay I’ve only ever had chocolate matzha, but it was delicious). I will have to try this. I actually found a chocolate cake recipe using matzah and that was passover friendly and sent it to my aunt. I will have to tell her about this recipe too! Thanks love, always a pleasure 🙂


    • marisashealthykitchen
      Apr 27, 2011 @ 22:23:11

      Kim, you will love this Brei 🙂 And matzah, chocolate covered or earth balance covered as I love it, is deelish! Passover desserts tend to not be the best but Lisa Dawn made a chocolate one that looks divine on her site 🙂

      Thanks Lisa! I am so excited and we mus start exploring new things to do with quinoa flakes!!!

      Kim, any ideas for this too? They are amazing!


  3. lisa dawn
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 17:42:28

    yay! i am so glad you made these with our new best friend! let’s try to come up with some new recipes using the quinoa flakes together!


  4. Kim
    May 02, 2011 @ 15:51:38

    where can i find quinoa flakes? because i must try them!


    • marisashealthykitchen
      May 02, 2011 @ 20:21:57

      it is true, you have to haha Whole Foods 🙂 Hot cereal isle!! awesome!!! Easy Peasy! xoxox


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