40 Days of Soup

lenten chili with guacamole

lenten chili with guacamole

 This lenten vegetarian chili with guacamole is an easy weeknight favorite and if you end up with leftovers – it tastes even better the day after! Chili can spark great debates about how it should be eaten.  Whether you like yours on it’s own or with […]

panang curry Lenten soup

panang curry Lenten soup

A very good tip for the fast, that we discovered some years back, is to make meals that were meant to be vegetarian or vegan in the first place.  We wanted to embrace the fast with joy, as we are taught… but each fake hamburger, […]

lenten winter curry squash soup

lenten winter curry squash soup

This lenten curry squash soup is born out of several squashes from our CSA box that have just been sitting on the kitchen counter.  You really can use any winter squash variety.  We used a sugar pumpkin, butternut and acorn squash – so this is […]

minestrone soup

minestrone soup

This is another great Lenten recipe, relatively simple and easy to prepare.  Everyone likes it, and in a family of five, that’s a good thing!  This is such a simple soup, most of it’s flavors derived from the spices.  Usually we make a big batch […]

mushroom leek soup

mushroom leek soup

During Great Lent we eat almost 40 days of soup.  Mostly, this is because it’s simpler to prepare our foods in this way. This mushroom leek soup is one of my favorites – a hearty mushroom soup, made with just a few ingredients.  This is […]

fish broth

fish broth

“The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it does great things. But where it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.” —Saint Gregory the Great   This is a simple fish broth and it’s also a very inexpensive one too.   In […]

vegetable . mineral . broth

vegetable . mineral . broth

The preparation of this nourishing mineral rich broth requires no fancy equipment or culinary skills. It is a recipe we cherish for it’s simplicity, wholesome monkish frugality and great taste. All the ingredients are very rough chopped into large chunks, and allowed to simmer for a few hours. The result is a sweet tasting, aromatic broth. It’s that easy.