Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Καλή Σαρακοστή and my Lenten/Vegan Recipes


Clean Monday or Kathara Deftera has officially begun. I started off 200% bleeding-animal product free until 7pm when my roommate, Heather (who has decided to fast with me), and I went for dinner at a place called 50 Plates - specializing in one plate from each state. It was a one time thing and we had to order non-vegan. The remaining days will be pure in honor of Jesus's bleeding and all the positive impacts Greek Orthodoxy has made in my life.

I've compiled a list of my favorite Lenten recipes to celebrate. Καλή σαρακοστή!

10 comments:

Indie.Tea said...

I hope you had a very nice Clean Monday :)
My boy is also a Eastern Rite Catholic, but no one else in the West - the Roman Catholic tradition - celebrates it

Ivy said...

Καλή Σαρακοστή and love all your nistisima.

Elra's coking and baking said...

Have a wonderful Clean Monday Anna!

Diana said...

About to purge myself of desserts for Lent! Just overdosed on a massive See's Scotchmallow Bar... I think it did the trick... I can't even stomach the thought of chocolate at the moment!

Anna A. said...

Indie.Tea - Thanks - I've never heard of Eastern Rite Catholic! Will google.

Ivy - Episies and love yours more.

Elra - Thank you, Elra!

Diana - That's a good way to go out. I remember we were both fasting when we first met. Ahhh, the memories!

Mary said...

I hope you enjoyed the final feast before the holiday. We will all be thinner and more clear headed by Easter Sunday. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Helen said...

As I polish off a cheese and tomato open-faced sandwich just now, I am ogling your nystisima recipes. Oh, is that a Moroccan dish I see? Yum! And several chocolate ones too! Who says fasting is so limiting? Looking forward to your nystisima food adventures!

Anna A. said...

Helen - I think you'd approve of Oprah's (blood) orange spicy soba noodles... which I just made but probably won't blog because I was too pathetic to take any pics :-) More nystissma to come...and enjoy that cheese. RIP cheese....

tasteofbeirut said...

In response to the first comment I was born into an Eastern rite catholic family, the rite is called Melkite or Greek-catholic.

Anna A. said...

Taste of Beirut - Thanks for your insight! I had no idea about the Melkites.