|This beautiful Picture of a Russian Orthodox|
Church was given to us by friends for our
First Wedding Anniversary.
What we eat during Lent is important for several reasons: it helps us learn to obey God rather than our tummies (a very difficult skill whether you're Vegan or Omnivore), to deny our own addictive desires (which we refer to as "passions"), to lighten our bodies and minds so that heavy food doesn't make us sleepy & keep us from prayer, and to give us a greater awareness of the poor.
But, far more important than what we eat is our Love for God & for others - for this reason, we are strictly forbidden to look at the plate of the person next to us and decide if they are eating what they should be during Lent!
As St. John Chrysostom said, "For what doth it profit if we abstain from birds and fishes; and yet bite and devour our brethren? The evil speaker eateth the flesh of his brother, and biteth the body of his neighbor." Love for God (Prayer) and others (almsgiving) are more important than food during Lent.
But, this menu can only address the food part of Lent - so, here it is.
Brunch after Church: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Fruit, Omelets with Cheese for Omnivores
Dinner: Pizza (add Cheese for Omnivores), Salad
Monday: Family Favorite Lentil Soup, Salad, Crusty Bread, Fresh Fruit
Tuesday: Black Bean Enchiladas, Baked Corn Chips, Salsa
Wednesday: Moroccan Red Lentil Soup, Carrot Raisin Salad without Mayo, Pita with Tahini Sauce
Greek Bean Soup ( Fasolia Yachni ), Salad, Crusty Bread
Friday: Teriyaki Stir-Fry over Rice
Saturday: Greek Okra & Tomato Stew ( Bamies Yachni ), Salad, Crusty Bread
This is being shared on Menu Plan Monday and Menu Monday with Erin Branscom and Penny Pinching Party and Frugal Food Thursday and Healthy Vegan Fridays
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