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Pesach breakfast ideas?

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After two or three days of eggs and matzah, and another couple with farfel "granola," I get a little burned out. Does anyone have any ideas for tasty, healthy Passover breakfasts? (and please, not that terrible cereal!)

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  1. While I am on Atkins mode my breakfast on most days is a scoop of cottage cheese and a scoop of sour cream with a packet of Splenda on it with a cup of coffee. So I guess a non-diet pesach varient would be Cottage cheese w/wo sour cream w/wo some sugar, or cottage cheese with some fruit cut up in it. Add to that matzo and a cup of joe.

    1. I switch off with TempTee Cream cheese on Matzah - either Yehudah or Shmurah - but I like my Matzah Brei for breakfast

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      1. re: weinstein5

        The simple beauty of whipped TempTee on matzoh is something I occasionally crave during the other 357 days of the year. The wife's simple breakfast is a slice of munster on matzo microwave for about 10 seconds.

        1. re: ferret

          speaking of TempTee.. it's on sale at Fairway this week for 99cents. My husband like it with chopped veggies mixed in..

          1. re: cheesecake17

            Also great with chopped green olives.

            1. re: ferret

              cream cheese and olives on matzah... a classic

              1. re: cheesecake17

                I hear that - I am now ready for Pesach!

                1. re: weinstein5

                  my husband is counting down till he can open that container of cream cheese!

      2. I also make Pesach granola and this year I see "whole grain matza farfel".

        1. yogurt and fruit, matzoh with cream cheese and jelly, scrambled eggs and home fries or hash browns, or even left over latkes. or you can make a fritada with your favorite veggies in it. or bake a fruit kugel.

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          1. re: lilsysweety

            Got nothin' light for you , but my two stand-bys are always excellent

            Omelet with chopped lox and a healthy dollop of cream cheese added just before the fold.

            Corned beef hash. Smoked a corned beef brisket last year and chopped up the small amount of leftovers with potato and onion. Cooked it in a skillet until it formed a crust and then served it up with a runny-yolk fried egg on top. Best.breakfast.ever.

            1. re: ferret

              smoked a corned beef brisket? you must be down south

              1. re: berel

                Pastrami is essentially smoked corned beef. I'm a Northerner, but I like my smoke. Smoking 30lbs of brisket and a couple of sides of salmon for the seders this year.

          2. Matzah pizza works for breakfast as well as lunch: smear a little olive oil on the piece of matzah, cover with a spoonful of tomato paste, or some diced tomatoes, and grate some mozzerella over the top. Sprinkle on some oregano, basil, hot peppers, etc. and broil until the cheese is bubbly. Yum.

            That said, I could eat eggs every day, with a slice of matzah, cream cheese and jelly. I eat cereal the rest of the year.

            1. My favorite is cheese pancakes ( made with Matza Meal, Eggs, Cottage Cheese etc.), I like it plain (I put in a little bit of cinamon & sugar) & my kids drown it with syrup.

              1. Our standards are matzah brei, cottage cheese with jelly or fresh fruit, and borscht with sour cream. There's always matzah meal pancakes but they're not that fast on a working morning.

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                1. re: rockycat

                  Fruit, yogurt and cottage cheese. Your colon will thank you.

                2. You could make smoothies. Banana, vanilla yogurt, frozen berries, some skim milk or apple juice. Combine and blend.

                  Israeli breakfast--tomato, cucumber, and a yogurt. Not mixed, just each one eaten plain.

                  Hash, either corned beef or veggie. For veggie use: peppers, squash, eggplant, mushrooms, asaparagus or whatever you have handy. Use olive oil to make vegan/pareve. Serve alone or with poached eggs.

                  Matzah meal pancakes or matzah brei on the weekend.

                  In a rush, Lara Bars. They are kosher, gluten, dairy, and soy free. Not sure if they are KFP. They are made from dried fruit and nuts.

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                  1. re: lisaf

                    You could cook quinoa instead of using hot cereal. Add some nuts, a banana, cinnamon, and some honey. It's healthy too.

                    1. re: moonlightgraham

                      Cantelope and cottage cheese...little bit matzah with raspberry jam and coffee.
                      The perfect Passover breakfast!

                        1. re: lucyis

                          The OU was on the fence about it. Technically (botanically?) it is like rice, but there is no mesorah (tradition) of NOT using it (as opposed to rice). You should ask your local orthodox rabbi.

                          1. re: vallevin

                            It is like rice, only insofar as they are both seeds. According to wikipedia, rice is a cereal; quinoa is not. The issues with quinoa stem from its usage, not its actual biological characteristics. First, it tastes similar to barley and you prepare with the same soak, simmer approach as barley and rice and etc. Second, it is often packed in the same plant as wheat. That being said, the growing areas of quinoa and chametz products are mutually exclusive. Also, certain brands of quinoa (specifically the only sold at Trader Joe's with the pregnant-K/half-moon K - Ancient Harvest and Trader Joe) are not processed in the same facility as any chametz. Last year the pregnant-K people said that that quinoa was safe for Passover without any further checking.

                            For more info - Star K on quinoa - http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-pass...

                            CRC via Kashrut.com: http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/Quinoa/

                            1. re: vallevin

                              It's genetically related to spinach and beets.

                        2. re: lisaf

                          Serious question: How does one kasher a blender for pesach?

                          1. re: DeisCane

                            You could unscrew the blade and boil it with the silverware to kasher it. But the problem is the plastic top. I would just buy a cheapie blender and use it for pesach.

                            1. re: DeisCane

                              You cannot kasher the plastic carafe or the rubber washers. I agree with CC17, go get a new one.

                              1. re: vallevin

                                If the actual blender is glass, it can be used for pesach and meat and milk. Might just be a Sephardic custom though..

                                1. re: cheesecake17

                                  Ashkenazim do not kasher glass for Pesach.

                                  1. re: GilaB

                                    It doesn't have to be kashered. A clear glass plate or platter can be used all year round and on Pesach. It can also be used for meat or milk as long as it's washed in between uses. I only mentioned it because I wasn't sure what the Ashkenazi custom was. Easier for some of us on Pesach then- only one set of dishes to worry about :)

                                    1. re: cheesecake17

                                      Ashkenazi custom holds that one should not use glass items on Pesach that one used during the year, and that they can't be kashered for Pesach. According to many (but not all) Ashkenazi poskim, one can use glass items for both meat and milk as long as they're scrupulously cleaned in between.

                                      1. re: GilaB

                                        Glassware can be kashered for Pesach via Iruy - soaking for 3 24-hour periods, changing the water each day. This applies even for Ashkenazim.

                                        1. re: GilaB

                                          Didn't know that.. thanks for the info.

                            2. How about a slice of sponge cake and a glass of milk - full of eggs and matzoh and some sugar - no different that having matzoh brei with sugar!

                              1. just asking, does anyone know what i could make my mom for breakfast? it needs to be "to go" and pretty easy. i like to stay away from eggs. not bat mitzvah yet sad face. her bday is tom