Monday, November 26, 2018

Two Week Advent Menu

Here's my menu for the first two weeks of Advent this year. For us Greek Orthodox Christians, most days of Advent (also known as the Christmas Fast) are days when meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy are forbidden, but fish is allowed. It begins on November 15th, and ends - of course- on Christmas. For us Greek Orthodox Christians, Christmas is December 25th. Russian Orthodox Christians follow a different calendar, so their Fast starts later, and their Christmas lands on January 7 by our calendar. Russian and Greek Orthodox Christians are the same religiously - we are in full communion with each other. But we have some cultural differences - language, music, and calendar dates, for example.

Since I'm vegetarian, I plan a menu with very little fish, but keep a little fish in the freezer - and tuna in the cupboard - to add as an impromptu "side dish" with any meal for the family, as desired.

The vast majority of these meals have a Slow Cooker option - making for an easy cooking schedule.

Here's the plan:

Greek Okra & Tomato Stew

Fasolia Vrasta (served with Tuna for Omnivores)

Indian Chickpeas in Ginger Sauce over Rice

Stir Fry Veggies over Rice

Chili & Rice

Split Pea Soup

Calzone Casserole

Tabouli and Lentil Rice Salad  with Fish

Fasolia Yachni

Black Tie Moujendra

Greek Style Black-Eyed Peas

Boca Burgers (purchased) and Oven Fries

Peas & Artichokes Yachni

Fill Your Own Tortilla

Red Lentil & Squash Curry (Recipe still to come!)

Cyprus Bulgur Pilaf

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  1. One of my daughters is vegetarian, so these recipes will for sure come in handy, thank you!

  2. Everything sounds so good. Now that we've embarked on the fast, I'm eager to make split pea soup...I like to puree it. Have a nice fast!

    1. Good strength for the fast!
      Hope you enjoy the split pea soup! : )

  3. I did not know that before about Greek orthodox. I would struggle with no meat for days on end... I like it too much! (perhaps that's a problem...hmmm...) :)


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