Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 9:42 AM
Susan Levin wrote:
I recommend fruit, matzoh, potatoes, eggplants, mushrooms, and lots of green leafy vegetables.
I had a great eggplant casserole at Seder which used canned tomatoes and matzoh cracker crumbs. I've also had my share of interesting potato dishes over the years including one this week with boiled and mashed potatoes, put in a casserole dish, and baked with shiitake mushrooms on top. Really good! The relative who made it said she got it from a PETA website which posted Passover recipes. Maybe she got it here: http://www.peta.org/features/vegan-passover-recipes.aspx. She also left out any added oils or fats because she knows how I am.
A friend once shared a family traditional Passover cake recipe that used potato flour. Since potatoes are neither grain nor bean, I'd think anything made with potato flour would be acceptable (with the usual exclusions of leavening and, in the case of vegan, egg). Wouldn't potato pancakes (made without egg and using potato flour as well as potatoes) work? - serve with applesauce for breakfast, instead of savory toppings. I'm sure there are vegan options for potato pancake recipes (since typically they use egg as the binder - agar would probably work and be acceptable for Passover instead of corn starch since corn is a grain but agar is seaweed).