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Gluten-Free Passover Recipes for Paleo Devotees

The Challenge of a Paleo Passover

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Passover recipes aren't the only grain-free recipes that Simone Miller and Jennifer Robins have up their sleeves. When the two foodies met (online, through their blogs), they struck up a conversation about the major shortage of grain-free Jewish recipes online. So they decided to fill the space themselves, concocting Paleo versions of all of their favorites, from bagels to babka. The result: Their joint cookbook The New Yiddish Kitchen which is gluten-free, Paleo, kosher, and full of recipes for everyone. (Also, check out these 10 Paleo-Friendly Comfort Food Dinners.)

"When you give up grains and dairy, or even just gluten, all these amazing foods fall off your plate of options," says Robins. "We felt really strongly about bringing those foods back into rotation, both for holidays and also for day to day life." And while Robins' family has always been supportive, she knows that it can be tough for people to eat differently at family holidays. No one wants to give up grandma's recipes, right? So she and Miller made sure to include plenty of holiday recipes, and a full chapter of holiday menu suggestions and tips. Make some of their favorite gluten-free and Paleo-friendly Passover recipes at this year's seder!

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Potato Matzo Balls

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Since potatoes are starchy, these have the feel of traditional matzo balls. But because they don't have any actual matzo in them, you won't get that heavy, bloated feeling after eating them.

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Bubbe's Brisket

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Meat is generally safe for Paleo-devotees. But the big difference here is the quality of the ingredients, says Robins. By using grass-fed beef, organic vegetables, and high-quality broth and oil, you transform this classic meal into a healthier dish. (The jury is still out: Is Red Meat Really Bad for You?)

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Raspberry Chocolate Macaroons

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The biggest difference between these raspberry macaroons and the typical version is that the coconut is unsweetened, so there's no refined sugar in this recipe. Bonus: It's super simple, so it's just as easy to make as the traditional version, but customized just for you.

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Veggie Kugel

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This kugel recipe packs in lots of veggies and makes for a perfect side dish, yet it's hearty enough for a meal too.

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