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Mar 30 2012

Gluten-Free Matzo

With Passover right around the corner (Friday April 6, 2012 – Saturday April 14, 2012), it can be a challenge for those following a gluten-free diet to find foods suitable for a gluten-free Passover.  Gluten-Free Matzo is a website that offers products and a Gluten-Free Passover cookbook.  In 2009 Jessica Katz launched glutenfreematzo.com to help Jewish Celiacs enjoy traditional foods again.

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Gluten-Free Matzo offers matzo-style squares in plain and onion.  The matzo-style squares are made from:

tapioca starch, water, potato starch, potato flour, pressed palm oil, natural vinegar, egg yolks, honey, and salt.

More about the squares:

Yehuda Gluten Free Matzo is a delicious matzo imported from Israel and made Kosher for Passover. You’ll like it more than ordinary matzo and will snack on it year-round. Each box contains about 10 matzo that are perfect in recipes such as matzo ball soup and matzo brei.

The matzo-style squares are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization.

New this year is The Gluten Free Passover cookbook by Chef Anne Luder.  More about the cookbook & Chef Anne Luder:

A Jewish celiac herself, Luder writes that the Gluten Free Passover Cookbook will “give you ideas and inspire you, lift your mood and show you how to make things you don’t think are possible at Pesach.” Many of the recipes are adaptations of her family’s traditional recipes, along with some new creations concocted in her own kitchen.

Some of the gluten-free Passover recipes include
• Pasta dishes like Meat Lasagna, Tangy Vegetarian Lasagna, and Italian Potato Pastry
• Breads and Crackers including Quinoa and Sweet Potato Flat Breads, Cottage Cheese Pastry Crackers, and Passover Puff Rolls
• Starters such as Charoset, Mediterranean Cucumber Salad, and Goujons of Chicken or Fish with a Coconut Crust, Avocado, Orange, and Fennel.
• Desserts like Pumpkin Kugel with Apple and Raisins, Chestnut Chocolate Custard Pots, and Choux Buns and Filling
• Soups such as Celery Soup, Creamy Chicken Soup, Passover Egg Noodles, and Pesach Kneidelach
• plus Fish and Poultry dishes, Vegetarian entrees, Sauces, Cakes and Cookies

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While I realize that Passover starts next week, the website is saying that items in stock will arrive no later than April 7, 2012, so there is still time to get your order in.  Make sure to check out the recipes on the website for help and inspiration for your meals.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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