Celebrate Passover, A Holiday About Freedom!
Who’s excited about Passover? I know I am!
Passover is a Jewish holiday about the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is a celebration of dignity, hope, and freedom. Prayers said on Passover call on us to be kind to those who are now oppressed and to deepen our commitment to liberty today. Animals on factory farms are oppressed and denied their freedom, so this is a good time to make a commitment to helping them win it by going vegan. My favorite vegan Passover recipe—Sweet Potato Kugel—is a delicious way to get started!
Sweet Potato Kugel
From No Cholesterol Passover Recipes by Debra Wasserman and Charles Stahler, provided by Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG.org).
6 small sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
3 apples, peeled and grated
1 cup raisins
1 cup matzo meal
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 cup fruit juice or water
- Mix ingredients together. Press into a baking dish and bake at 375ºF for 45 minutes, until crisp on top.
Makes 12 servings
How do you celebrate Passover? Let us know in the comments section below.