lenten chocolate pudding

lenten chocolate pudding

I know, the picture looks like it could be the beginning of a salad of sorts, but nope.  It’s dessert. You just have to try this to believe how good it is.  By now almost everyone has made the chocolate tofu mousse, but if you are like our family and cutting down on such a high soy intake during the Fast, then that dessert is out. This is a a paleo lenten chocolate pudding recipe and the base is bananas and avocado.  Years ago I read that...

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melomakarona

melomakarona

“Perhaps because they are so rarely made, sweets are the only foods on the islands for which written recipes exist… Each island home always has one or two kinds of cookies in the pantry, such as crunchy ring shaped cookies scented with cinnamon and orange, or simple almond and sugar paste cookies, fragrant with rose water and tangerine juice or zest, or honey drenched melomakarona, the richly aromatic Christmas cookies that are...

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Lenten sesame truffles

Lenten sesame truffles

Everyone likes a snack, and these nutty truffles are a delicious treat to keep on hand during Lent and really any time of the year.  These sesame butter truffles are low in sugar, taste great and also a nice project for the kids. Over the years we have really tried to cut down our sugar.  When I began studying holistic nutrition and learning about just how depleting sugar is to our bodies I felt compelled as a mom to put that into action in my...

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Lenten red lentil dahl

Lenten red lentil dahl

  This is one of my favorite recipes, both during Lent and throughout the year.  It is simple to make, tastes great and everyone loves it.  Serve the red lentil dahl over brown rice, with some warmed whole wheat naan,  and you have an easy weeknight meal that only tastes better as a leftover. Ginger is a spice which is very healthy for the stomach, and it has a peppery bite to it.  Try to use fresh ginger and grate it with a microplane grater...

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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, or look a-like taco made us just wish we were eating meat. My first visit to an Orthodox monastery was five or six years ago and it was during Great Lent.  The food on their table was simple and great.  The meals...

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