Ideal Recipes for Lent
The forty days before Easter are an excellent opportunity to get in touch with your spirituality, but some people find difficulty committing to giving up meat, poultry, and chocolate, or other foods they choose to abstain from. Although they’re an essential part of our diets, they can be substituted with so many delicious others that you won’t even notice you’re cutting something out. So if you’re looking for some of the best lent recipes, here they are.
Linguine with Pulp of Grilled Eggplant & Anchovies
Inspired from Italian and Middle Eastern cuisines, this dish is just the right combination of flavors and nutrition for a light lunch that won’t take you time to prepare since you can get the grilled eggplant pulp peeled and ready to serve.
If you’re an avid eggplant lover, you can follow the Middle Eastern footsteps and use eggplants to make tons of vegetarian recipes rich in taste and high on nutrition. You can check out our favorites here.
Pumpkin Kibbeh Balls
A cornerstone of Lebanese cuisine, kibbeh balls are a must at least twice a month. But you don’t have to deprive yourself of this pleasure during lent. This is why the meat is usually substituted with pumpkin. Add a dab of pomegranate molasses to the filling and you’ve got yourself a meal that’s better than the original.
Just because you’ve given up meat, that doesn’t mean that you have to let go of your favorite pie. There are a whole lot of pizza recipes out there that are just as delicious without any meat or chicken. If your kids are also fasting, they’ll definitely appreciate this recipe.
Spanish Vegetarian Chili
Feel like stepping outside the box for a change? This Spanish recipe will delight your taste buds a flavorsome mix of veggies and an exquisite seasoning. You can prepare a large portion and serve your friends at your next dinner get-together.
On a Sunday family gathering, it’s already difficult to decide on what to cook for a large number of people with different tastes. But the spicy fish is a main course that will always please everyone around the table. Serve it with the classic Lebanese fattoush or tabouli salad.
Chocolate or your favorite dessert is what we miss most during lent. It may be hard to imagine going for over a month without a bar of brown heaven. Luckily, there’s always an alternative. Since the temperatures have started going up, you can try a refreshing batch of the non-dairy orange blossom tahini cookies. Die-hard cake fans can fill up on the all-time classic gingerbread. For more dessert ideas, check out our recipes here.
There’s no better way to get through lent than with a little creativity. Even if meat and chicken are out of the picture, you can still have a pleasurable diet. What’s the one meal you love most during lent?