Happy Passover, Allergic Girl readers!
What are you doing for your holidays? Cooking? Going to a friend's seder? Traveling to family nearby? Or heading out to see the in-laws?
Regardless of where you might be headed, if you have any dietary restrictions, any holiday can be extra-stressful, for sure.
What to bake or make or bring?
Gluten Free NYC has a great roundup of GF products for Passover. Great job, David! (By the way these places are closed by now but good to know for next year!)
As for me, I’m being incredibly lazy and not using any free-from products for the first night. (Second night is a friend’s house for a Sephardic pesach and she also will just make it naturally allergen-friendly for me).
Frankly, I want straightforward, whole foods.
I don’t want to try any specialty food mixes or do research about their GF/DF/NF status: it can be exhausting.
Lucky me, I want exactly what my family is making: a traditional seder plate, brisket, roasted chicken, roasted asparagus, tzimmes and nut-free haroseth. No matzoh balls this year GF or regular; everyone fills up on them and can’t eat anything else.
How are you handling your holidays this year?
UPDATE: Obama had a White House seder. I am in awe.
UPDATE: I'm actually attending three seders this year; I'm very lucky. First one was Monday at City Winery, which I Tweeted about. They created their own Haggadah which was super cool.
I used City Winery's Haggadah on Wednesday to lead our seder.
Here's the table:
Here's the inevitable laughing:
It was the most interesting table discussion about Darfur and Katrina and global community responsibility; slavery, freedom, political activism and even Catholicism (we had some Catholic peeps at the table).
Tonight will be more traditional and lovely; Sephardic foods and Ashkenazi Haggadah.