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Passover Recipe Substitution Chart

I learned to cook from three wonderful women; each had a different approach to the kitchen and the delicacies they created:

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A Passover Primer

Any traditional Jew will tell you that the most pivotal time of the kosher year is the Festival of Passover. But it is also the most intense period of the year for the many food companies who try to offer their products to the kosher market. This is because kosher keeping Jews are spending a…

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Passover Terms

MATZA Matza is made of specially supervised flour and water, which must be baked before the dough has had time to rise — within 18 minutes or less. It is the only product based on the five grains (wheat, barley, oat, spelt & rye) which Jews may eat during Passover, and it must be made…

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Pasteur, Detente, Kosher Wine

When making kosher wine purchases in preparation for Pesach everyone makes certain to look for the OUP or OU Kosher for Passover designations on the label.

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Pesach Dieters, Take Note: You Can Have Your Potato—and Eat It, Too!

Q: Potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes … with all these carbs, it’s no wonder I gain a pound for every day of Pesach—and the week before, too! How can I avoid overdoing the carbs? A: As a long-time potato lover, I feel the need to defend one of my favorite tubers. Potatoes get a bad…

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Pesach Halachot Yomit

Under the direction of the Halacha Yomit program editors, the staff has selected questions and teshuvot for the eight days of Pesach.

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Pesach Recipe Substitutes

At some point during Pesach preparations we’ve all tried to convert a main stream recipe into a Pesach one only to discover that we don’t have a clue as to what to substitute for a chometz ingredient. This panic moment is why I started compiling my COMPLETE LIST OF PESACH SUBSTITUTES. I’ve added some great…

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Prepared Baby Food

1. Gerber Baby Food: Carrots and Squash are acceptable for Passover l’chatchila (even for adults) when bearing the OU. 2. Gerber Baby Food: Green Beans and Peas are Kitniyot when bearing the OU. 3. First Choice Baby Food: Apple Sauce, Carrots, Pears and Sweet Potatoes are approved when bearing an OU-P or OU Kosher for Passover symbol.

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Preparing for Passover

What Special Preparations Must be Made in the Jewish Home for Passover? The home must be thoroughly cleaned of all Chametz before Passover. Any Chametz not removed from a Jew’s premises before Passover should be sold. Jewish law forbids the use of any Chametz which remains in a Jew’s possession during Passover, even after the…

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Quinoa for Passover!

The status of quinoa, the grain-like crop, was the most-asked question for the last few years on the OU’s various kashrut forums across the web and in person. Following an intensive, multi-year investigation and an internal debate into quinoa’s status, the Orthodox Union has decided that it can certify quinoa for Passover. In addition, OU…

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