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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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 easy and nourishing and has many variations. Mushroom Leek Soup serves two as a main course, with a nice big salad! Ingredients 10 ounces of your favorite mushrooms (we just get the assorted pack...

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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 fact, fish broth can be the least expensive for you to make.  Just make a call to your local fish monger or supermarket and ask them to put aside any carcasses for you from the day.  Chances are they’ll...

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simply beef broth

simply beef broth

In days of old, families went to the butcher for meat on the bone, rather than prepackaged cellophane wrapped individual filets. Our prudent forefathers then made use of every part of the animal by preparing stock or broth from the bony portions. This beef broth is simple to make, like chicken, fish and mineral broth it is very very nourishing.

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