Haroset

A tasty aromatic spread of fruits, nuts, spices, and wine. A ritual food, one of six items on the Passover Seder plate. Haroset symbolizes the morter used by slaves to build pyramids. Yes, a food that mimics cement.

I love how the symbolism of food helps us share our stories and heritage. Every year the same story of liberation is told by Jews around the world, with the Seder plate a focal point.

Since my family and our Seder is a bit untraditional so is my version of haroset, inspired by recipes from around the world.

Not only tasty and symbolic but great for digestion and healthy too! Full of fiber, antioxidants, healthy fats, warming spices, and all 6 digestive building flavors (Shadrasatmaka Ahara).

Good any time of year on oatmeal or plain yogurt.

1 cup pitted dates

1 cup dried apples

1/2 cup walnuts

1 whole lemon including the rind, seeds removed

1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup sweet red wine

juice of 1 orange

1 tablespoon honey

Chop the dates, apples, walnuts, and lemon by hand or with food processor. In a large bowl combine together with remaining ingredients. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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