Since Passover is a Spring holiday, why not do your best to keep it green and bright? Whether you're traveling to be with family or hosting a seder of your own, don't forget to make it healthy and green! There are tons of ways to make this Passover healthy, eco-conscious and delicious!
Let's Start With the matzah -- There are a bunch of options for organic spelt and organic whole-wheat matzah. Like the following:
Don't forget the wine -- Go organic as well as kosher! Organic Kosher wines exist and here's the list:
Horseradish for Maror -- Check out Silver Spring Organic Prepared Horseradish. It's certified organic by Oregon Tilth as well as kosher. Or make your own with all organic, natural ingredients.
Parsley for Karpas -- Opt for local as well as organic.
Charoset -- Use your favorite charoset recipe and be sure to make it with organic and locally sourced ingredients!
Eggs for Baytzah -- For vegans, go for an organic chunk of pan fried or baked tofu instead of the hard boiled egg.
The Meal -- There are all sorts of great Kosher recipes for Passover. From matzo ball soup to vegan gefilte fish, there are lots of ways to green your Passover menu. But the best rule of thumb is simply to get as many organic and local ingredients as possible, regardless of where you get your recipes. Beyond that, if you're looking to lower your impact, try serving a vegetarian or better yet, vegan meal! Check out this week's recipes!
The Service -- If you can, try to use reusable cups, wine glasses, plates, and silverware. This way, you'll have the least amount of disposable waste -- and of course, make sure you put your dishes in the dish washer! It's far more water efficient than washing by hand.
If you are looking to pick up something new for the occasion, check out eco-friendly tableware like glassware made from recycled glass such as trycycle or plates made from bamboo. If you do go with something disposable, look into biodegradable and compostable plates, cups, and utensils. For something a little less formal, check out the offerings from WorldCentric or the compostable cups from Greenware. For something with some eco-chic to it, check out VerTerra's plates, bowls, and platters made from nothing but fallen leaves and water.
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