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May 6, 2013 02:37 PM

A balanced dairy meal for shavuos that does not include fish...

As I'm planning for shavuos I keep running into the problem with having the meal be very dairy/carb heavy. My wife is not a very big fish fan and so we can't use that as a protein. We always do a goat cheese potato gratin as a side (which is seriously one of the best bites of food I have ever had its so damn good...) and I'm having trouble finding something to pair with it as a main that isn't fish or a pasta. Any suggestions out there?

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  1. Cheese blintzes - I can't wait!

    1. Vegetable tarts/quiche, mujadara, bean dishes, lentil dishes, nut loaf. I make lasagna with matzah instead of pasta (we like our Pesach lasagna more than the traditional version), but don't know if you consider that too heavy. Check for recipes on vegan websites and/or in vegan recipe books.

      5 Replies
      1. re: queenscook

        We make pesach lasagne with fried slices of eggplant rather than matza. Mmmmm... one of my favorite dairy dishes.

        1. re: jerusalem

          Where does eggplant lasagna end and eggplant parmesan begin? You are seriously making me hungry...

          1. re: SoCal Mother

            Lol.... you're right, it's probably just an eggplant parmesan that we just call it lasagna! In any case, it's delicious!

            1. re: jerusalem

              Eggplant rolatini also raises its hand...

              1. re: DeisCane

                Lasagna roll ups. Filling is roasted eggplant and cheese. (Too much cheese, but, its once a year!)

      2. Whimpering sauteed vegtables, and I love anything Indian

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        1. re: ettilou

          Could you please explain "whimpering sauteed vegetables"?

        2. There is a recipe in the old Moosewood cookbook called mushroom curry that we make for Shavuot. Not overly spicy, even has apples. No carbs, no soy, no dairy unless you saute in butter. A bit of work with all those ingredients.

          I dont put in coconut because I dislike it.

          We also make a spinach cheese casserole that is actually one of my week night dinners. Spinach, eggs, cottage cheese, a little flour, a little milk, yellow cheese. Bake until done. If you want the real recipe let me know.

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          1. re: SoCal Mother

            I make a very similar spinach dish, but no flour. Can be done with broccoli too.

          2. Mushroom and asparagus risotto