Katherine’s Thai Chili Recipe

I love finding delicious vegan recipes that can be used all year long...especially during Lent and other fasting days within the Orthodox calendar. My friend, Katherine, gave me this recipe that I had tried a couple of years ago after she had brought it to church during a Lenten "coffee hour." Ingredients: 1 large sweet... Continue Reading →

Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

We are in day eleven of the Dormition Fast. I was originally hoping to blog about a vegan-friendly food item every day for the first fourteen days of August during this fasting cycle...As you can see, I am eleven days late. I have featured this Taste of Home third place winner as a great vegan/Lenten... Continue Reading →

Forgiveness Sunday

This year was my first Forgiveness Sunday experience. I have to say this is by far one of my most favorite parts of the church calendar (and there are some really neat Orthodox services that are mighty cool). Since the previous Sunday we said good-bye to meat (aka Meat-fare Sunday), Forgiveness Sunday is also known... Continue Reading →

Shiitake Portobello Stew

This amazing Lenten stew is outrageously delicious (assuming you like mushrooms and dishes with a little kick). This recipe is found on page 163 of Dr. Joel Fuhrman's cookbook entitled, "Eat to Live Cookbook." This is a cookbook that compliments his main informational book called "Eat to Live," which is an awesome guide to help... Continue Reading →

Corn Chowder in Winter

Things have been so busy the last two weeks that I cannot believe that I haven't posted anything for 11 days! The Lenten Fast started last Sunday, March 13...and with this fast comes some new recipes to try! TBF takes his lunch to work almost everyday. If I don't have a plan for breakfast, lunch,... Continue Reading →

Part 3: Food, Faith, and Fasting

I just finished Chapter 1 of Rita Madden's new book, Food Faith, and Fasting: A Sacred Journey to Better Health. As I have mentioned in a previous post, I am reading this book with a study group from church and in preparation for Great Lent in just about 10 more days or so. Chapter one,... Continue Reading →

Part 1: Preparing for the Fast

This blog has already started putting me out of my comfort zone. Anyone that has known me for awhile, knows that I have a pretty high level of disclosure. But there is something about putting my personal information out there for the whole world to potentially read that makes me really uncomfortable (even though I... Continue Reading →

Daily Prayers

Three weeks ago I began to apply principles which are considered staples in which one lives and practices their Orthodox Christian faith; I started the fasting process three weeks ago and then introduced morning prayer two weeks ago. The first of the two is routine fasting. These fast days are every Wednesday and Friday throughout... Continue Reading →

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