Can you prepare a traditional Rosh Hashanah meal if you are are gluten free, vegetarian or vegan?
The answer is Yes !
You can enjoy my vegetarian gluten free:
- Mock Chopped Liver
- No Chicken Broth
- Awesome Authentic Matzoh Balls
- Vegan entrees and sides
- Grain Free/ gluten Free Honey Cakes
- Grain Free/gluten free Mini Apple Cakes
- Grain Free/gluten free Challah
Before I get to the recipes, there are a few rituals that are customary to observe at the evening meals to celebrate the New Year.
1. A new fruit- To begin the New Year it is customary to eat a fruit that is new for the season. We say a prayer over the new fruit in gratitude for enjoying the fruits of the earth and for enjoying another year and season. Pomegranates, fresh figs, fresh dates, apples are fruits that are often chosen.
2. Honey- Honey is a traditional food that is featured during the holiday. It is customary to slice up apples and dip them in honey . Honey cake is another traditional dessert. We eat honey to welcome sweetness into the New Year.
3. Fish head- Ok we won't be eating a fish head in this vegetarian home, but the fish head represents the " head" and the Jewish New Year is the "head of the year" ...Rosh means head ... Hashanah means of the year. Maybe a head of cauliflower or a head of lettuce but NO FISH!
Here are the recipes:
Traditional Holiday Foods vegetarian- ized:
This is one of my favorites and everyone loves it: My mother always server chopped liver on Rosh Hashanah- this is my absolutely delicious vegetarian version made from walnuts and peas. This mock dish is delicious and fairly authentic looking and tasting. ( vegan)
Mock Chopped Liver ( Vegan and Gluten Free)
|closest vegan dish to chopped liver ( appetizer)|
- Vegetarian Borscht ( cold beet soup) for a hot day . Add a dollup of plain Greek Yogurt
|I add Greek Yogurt to the beet soup and Love it!|
- We always had chicken broth on Rosh Hashana with Matzo balls- My Carrot Ginger Broth is really delicious and is great with thin rice noodles or my gluten free matzo balls
Just because you are gluten free doesn't mean you can enjoy a traditional delicious matzo ball. These gluten free matzo balls are so easy to make and taste very authentic.
- What would the Jewish New Year be without a good honey cake. This gluten free/grain free honey cake will blow you away.
- Gluten Free Mini Honey Cakes
Do you prefer gluten free Apple Cakes?
Try these wonderful mini apple cake muffins
This beautiful Gluten Free Challah can be made in an hour and anyone can bake it!
Here are some less traditional, but still appropriate for the holiday.
- Fresh Beets and Oranges
- Roasted Apples
- Artichoke and Tomato Salad
- Stuffed Portobella Mushrooms
- Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- Lemony Greek Stuffed Tomatoes
- Roasted Apples
|Roasted Dessert Apples- Fragrant and Delicious|
- Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding ( Parve)
|Chocolate Avocado Pudding - Fast and fabulous and parve|
|End the meal with fresh fruit|
Rosh Hashana ideas from other blogs:
- Rosh Hashana Salad with figs, candied walnuts, and apple from from Busy in Brooklyn
Author: Judee Algazi
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