vegetarian recipe roundup for easter and passover

Whether you’re vegan, carnivore or something in between, the key to eating healthily for the planet and the body is diversity. Finding meat alternatives and ways to use seasonal and local fare are key. Here’s a roundup of some alternative dishes for the traditional Easter and Passover celebration that are bound to please just about everyone!

Appetizers:


Radishes with “butter” (vegan)

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Spring Greens Salad with Endive and Oranges

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Soup:

Greek Vegetarian Magiritsa

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Morrocan Style Vegan Matzo Ball Soup

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Here’s a link to some vegan matzo ball recipes, (thanks Linda!) that you can add to your own favorite soups.

Main Dishes:

Roasted Eggplant Rolls with Spinach and Pistachio Pesto
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Crustless tofu quiche with mushrooms and herbs
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Cauliflower Leek Kugel with Almond Herb Crust

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Sides:


Asparagus and Ricotta Tart

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pesto pasta stuffed tomatoes

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Spanakopita (spinach pie)
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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

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For those of you who might want to try Vegan Latkes, here’s a great Flax-based egg substitute you can try in your favorite Latke recipe (and just top with applesauce instead of sour cream!)

Desserts:


Sponge Cake with Orange Curd and Strawberries

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Pavlova with Rhubarb and Pistachios
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Chocolate Torte with Passover Fudge Glaze
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Vegan Almond Coconut Macarons

This post was originally written for the ecoetsy team blog. You can see the original here, as well as more recipes in the comments. Also, check out their great easter crafts post!

The Snow Princess

Recently, a fellow Etsy-an contacted me about custom making one of my Snow Queen capelets in child’s size for a photoshoot. After a postal snafu of epic proportions, the capelet arrived, and the photoshoot was staged. Yesterday, I saw the results, and they are so gorgeous I just have to share.

The images were shot by Julie of This Little Piggy photography out of Chicago.

But wait, there’s more! She also made those adorable crowns, and sells them in her own Etsy shop

ANyway, many many thanks to Julie and This Little Piggy. I’ll be making a few more of these capelets next week and listing them in my shop, if anyone is interested in one of their own.