I hosted my second annual seder at my home for 25 of my friends. Growing up, Passover was always a holiday to share with my family. Living in Los Angeles, I know that there are others like me who don't have their entire family here and want a seder to attend.
A vegan seder isn't the most common occurrence either. One vegan Jewish guest told me that she hadn't been to a seder in years because as a vegan she always found it uncomfortable.
That said, my guests were a mix of Jewish and non-Jewish, vegan and omnivores.
recipe came from The Post-Punk Kitchen. I've tried other vegan matzah ball recipes, and the matza balls fall apart. If you have a good vegan matzah ball recipe that doesn't require soy, let me know.
Passover Apple Carrot Sweet Potato Kugel, which was the dish that by far got the best reviews. Originally from family friend Roseanne, I prepare this every year and the recipe is here. After grating up sweet potatoes, carrots, and apples, which can be done easily in a Vitamix, this is a very simple recipe. I did not add sugar and I used about half of the recommended amount of margarine.
Quinoa with Cauliflower, Cranberries and Nuts. Quinoa is okay to eat on Passover, even for Ashkenazi Jews!
A successful evening! I look forward to hosting another seder next year.