The Shiksa’s Passover Potluck is a unique annual online event. I’ve invited my friends, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to share recipes that are kosher for Passover. My goals are simple– to foster mutual understanding between different cultures, to introduce you to my foodie friends, and to share yummy recipes and cooking ideas for Passover! To learn more about the Passover holiday, click here.
Passover Potluck 2013 is generously sponsored by Idaho Potatoes.
I was trying to come up with a fun way to introduce Catherine McCord and her blog Weelicious to you. I think the best way to describe our friendship is to share this photo booth pic we took at the recent White Party event hosted by White on Rice Couple and Thermador:
Catherine brings out the silly in me. She is, in a word, awesome. She’s a genius when it comes to cooking for kids, and she helps even the pickiest eaters learn to love healthy food with her creativity in the kitchen. She’s a devoted mom, a cookbook author, a national media presence, the queen of online cooking videos… and did I mention she’s seriously gorgeous? Yeah, that too.
Catherine and I did a fun cooking video together for Hanukkah in December, where I shared my family recipe for Missouri Cookies. She’s become a dear friend, and I am so happy she’s taking part in the Passover Potluck this year. Her contribution from Weelicious, a nut-free, all-natural version of the wildly popular Nutella spread, will make a sweet treat for kids with nut allergies. Catherine spreads it on matzo for a Passover lunch treat. The spread can be made pareve/vegan by using dairy-free chocolate chips.
Please Note: This recipe is kosher for Sephardic Passover, but not for Ashkenazi Passover. Sunflower seeds are considered kitniyot. If you’re avoiding kitniyot during Passover, wait until after the holiday to enjoy this delicious spread. ~ Tori
Growing up in Kentucky, I went to school with many Jewish friends. Nothing made me happier than being invited to take part in holidays such as Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah. But I was endlessly jealous during Passover, eating my cafeteria lunch while my Jewish classmates got to bring brown bag lunches filled with a variety of kosher goodies, including matzo sandwiches. They looked so crispy, usually oozing with peanut butter and jelly.
Eventually, I found my husband and the love of my life… and guess what? He turned out to be Jewish! So I guess I was destined to cook with matzo after all. When I was thinking about my dream Passover lunch, the idea of Nutella immediately popped into my head. But since my son’s class is nut-free, I would need to make my own homemade version of the spread. I don’t know many kids who wouldn’t enjoy some melted chocolate with sunflower butter inside a crunchy midday treat!
For more great kid-friendly ideas, check out Catherine’s cookbook Weelicious.
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- Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30-60 seconds, until melted, stirring halfway through.
- Add the sunflower seed butter to the bowl, and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Gently break matzah sheets into 4 pieces each, spread with the faux Nutella mixture and sandwich together.
- Note: This recipe is kosher for Sephardic Passover, but not for Ashkenazi Passover. Sunflower seeds are considered kitniyot. If you're avoiding kitniyot during Passover, wait until after the holiday to enjoy this delicious spread.