The Passover Diet / Risotto with Salmon, Leeks, and Peas

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This week’s recipe: Risotto with Salmon, Leeks, and Peas

There’s a hot new diet in town, have you heard of it? It’s called the Passover Diet, and it’s all the rage in such trendy enclaves as the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Palm Beach County, Florida, and the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles. Jewish celebrities like Natalie Portman and Ivanka Trump do the Passover Diet every spring to “reset” their cravings after months of heavy winter foods, get their bodies ready for swimsuit season, and fulfill the commandments as laid out by the Lord in Exodus Chapter 12 and Leviticus Chapters 22-23. But while its secrets were once only available to a secretive circle of Hebrew- and Aramaic-speakers, it’s becoming increasingly mainstream among health-conscious foodies who are looking for the next hot elimination diet.

The rules of the Passover Diet are simple. For eight days, you can eat anything you…

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