It has been 5 days since the beginning of passover and I am surviving the lack of leavened products. The hardest part for me is avoiding peanuts! Based on the dietary restrictions of Passover peanuts are a legume and they are considered off limits.
I love peanut butter – I have at least a spoonful a day. So in place of peanut butter I have been eating almond butter – on everything and everything. Yesterday, I had it on my matzah and then later on my banana.
This was good fuel for my pilates class later that evening.
For those of you who have never taken a pilates class or never seen pilates exercises, here are some of the moves I work on at least twice a week in my classes:
(so now you know what I do when I say I had a pilates class hehe)
Since Passover started I have not had a single matzo ball, so last night was the night.
MATZO BALL SOUP
I made the soup with a 3 to 1 ratio of water to chicken stock. Then I boiled some carrots, celery and an onion with some garlic and oregano.
I also threw in some cubes of chicken and then made some matzo balls. No secret here, I use the box mix, but hey, they are nice and fluffy, so I’m proud to say I make delicious (boxed) matzo balls 🙂