We eat somewhat repetitively during the Fast. But, after a couple months of too-much pork, it's actually a nice break. A chance to slow down and think things through. And a chance to rediscover old favorites. Here are a few foods that keep us going!
We eat more beans in this season than anything else. Beans and rice, tomato-bean soup, spring-rolls with garbanzo beans mingled in..Beans are a delight to the Lenten soul.
I’m not 100% certain this is completely Lenten appropriate, but I think it is, my Spanish is not the best, and I don’t try too hard. I don’t know where you would find this, a friend supplies us, but it makes beans and rice The Best Meal Ever. If it fails - Lent-wise, it would only be due to vegetable oil (which is technically supposed to just be olive oil, so…)
Thai Rice Noodles:
They’re good with Everything, and they’re always acceptable.
Specifically, honey and mustard. I mix them together on wraps, dip spring rolls into them, or pretzels, or pour the mix on salads as a no-oil-day dressing.
Home-made bagels are God’s Lenten Gift to the world. They are allowable on all days, and can be eaten with anything, like honey and mustard!
On potatoes, tortillas (with other things), and in bean dishes. Salsa, though, makes me miss eggs sometimes.
Lentil stew is a fantastic and easy Lenten meal.
Most of our breakfasts in Lent are Oatmeal and half a grapefruit. It’s filling enough to get you through a long morning, and can be changed up with different spices. Recently, I’ve been making ours with honey, cardamom, and cinnamon. Tomorrow, I might add walnuts.