Courtesy of Whole Foods
See below for some tips from Whole Foods Market for this Easter or Passover dinners
·         Invest Your Time in a One Star Dish. Choose a main dish, appetizer or even a cocktail to be the star of your party and keep the rest simple.  For example:
o   Passover, perhaps more than any other holiday, sticks to the script when it comes to the menu.  Here’s a simple yet classic recipe for Roasted Brisket with Parsley, Mint and Thyme.  Cap it off with some Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies, which are a perfect fit when it comes to baking without flour or leavening.
o   Ham is a great choice for spring gatherings. Besides being a staple on the Easter table, it’s simple, feeds a crowd and provides fantastic leftovers. Try this delicious Honey-Glazed Ham with fresh Pineapple Chutney.
·         Buy a Side, Add a Twist. Buy one or more ready-made side dishes like roast potatoes or a grain salad, and then add an easy personal touch like fresh herbs or dried fruit and nuts.
·         Try Ready-to-Bake Bread. Nothing beats the flavor and aroma of fresh bread, and baking up a loaf or two of frozen, pre-formed dough couldn’t be easier. 
·         Set Out a Cheese Course. It’s a crowd-pleaser and plating up your selection of cheeses can be done in minutes. Ask our Whole Foods Market cheese mongers and Certified Cheese Professionals for samples and suggestions!
You can find even more recipes for cooking up your Easter or Passover meal here: and there are some great hosting and cooking tips here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.

And don’t forget that tomorrow from 11-3 at all of the Seattle-area Whole Foods Markets, there will be the Eggstravaganza! Have a great weekend.