Spotlight Recipes: Passover-Friendly Fare

During the week of Passover grains like oats, wheat, rye, and corn are traditionally eliminated from the diet. Some years, I’ve even found Passover food to get boring. So I dug up a few delicious, Passover-friendly recipes to shake things up this year.

During the week of Passover, celebrants typically skip oats, wheat, rye, corn and other grains. Without those options, Passover food can get boring, and your diet might end up a little imbalanced. Here are a few delicious Passover-friendly recipes to shake things up this year.

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