Is there such thing as a healthy passover diet? Let’s see. What are we eating?
- Egg water. Egg, salt, and water.
- Matzoh Ball Soup, which contains at least part of an egg in the matzoh ball, and probably some chicken fat and salt. (Mine were absolutely floaters, by the way).
- Haroset. Apples, walnuts, cinnamon, and wine. Not so bad.
- Four cups of wine. We did a 1994 Chateau Musar. Forgive me, but if I’m going to have four glasses, they’re going to be good glasses of wine, and this one was VERY good.
- Farfel. Yumm. Matzoh, egg, salt, and maybe carmelized onions.
- Spring vegetables and perhaps a salad. This is perhaps the healthiest part of the meal.
- A meat or two. Lamb provides easy access to a lamb shank.
- Lots of sweats for dessert.
- Matzoh-bry for breakfast. More matzoh and egg.
- Matzoh meal pancakes. That’s 3 eggs, 3/4 cup water, salt, 1 tbsp sugar, and 1/2 cup matzoh meal. Then sour cream or apple sauce.
No wonder there are so many Jewish doctors. And we really need cardiologists!
Here’s hoping you had a huge seder and a grand old time, and that there was lots of help cooking and cleaning up.