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What are good food options for Lent?

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by David Cabrera, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. GreekOrthodox

    GreekOrthodox Psalti Chrysostom

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    Any diabetic friendly suggestions? I look at rice and my glucose shoots up. I try to stay below 15 grams of carbs per meal.
     
  2. ~Anastasia~

    ~Anastasia~ † Servant of God † Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    That's is proving to be extremely difficult - I try to stay under 20 grams a day.

    Shiritake noodles? (From a Japanese yam). There are a few brands (Joseph's, La Tortilla, Ole) that make tortilla shells and pita bread versions with low carbs (4-6 grams/serving). Skinny Pop popcorn is low carb if you don't count various fibers. A nut-flour based bread?
     
  3. FenderTL5

    FenderTL5 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    my daughter makes zucchini noodles with a hand driven crank/contraption.
    It turns out pretty well (pun intended).

    I'm making an effort to avoid the carb loading. I had a plate of shredded lettuce (not really a salad) with salsa and guacamole today.
     
  4. RobNJ

    RobNJ CF Olde Pharte

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    In the ancient days, of one of my failed attempts at low carbing :rolleyes: It was before that gizmo was around.. We just used a veqqie peeler and 2 bowls. Bowl 1: use the peeler to get rid of the dark green peels. Bowl 2: just shred off strips of the light green, with the peeler, until you hit seeds. Sloppy looking strips, but useable.
     
  5. Zummi

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    I just made a delicious Calamari Marinara over Rigatoni for dinner last night!

    1 28oz can san marzano tomatoes

    1/2 lb calamari rings

    5 cloves garlic, slivered

    Fresh basil

    dried oregano

    salt, pepper to taste

    First, pour the tomatoes into a big bowl and squish them with your hands yiayia style. Next heat some peanut oil (When it isn't a fast period, use olive oil) in a sauce pot and add the slivered garlic, don't brown or burn the garlic! You just want to release the flavor. Next, add the tomatoes, a stalk of the fresh basil, leaves attached, salt, pepper, and oregano to taste. Let simmer for 1/2 hour to an hour, stirring occasionally. When it isn't a fast period, I also had 1/2 cup of red wine. It's also good to add some crushed red pepper if you want a little kick!

    In a separate pan, heat up some more peanut oil and add the calamari. Season with salt and pepper and quickly saute. Don't cook for too long as it will get rubbery! Set aside. When your sauce is done, add the calamari and any juices it produced into the sauce and simmer a few minutes, Serve over pasta and enjoy!

    For those who abstain from ALL oil a good substitute is vegetable shortening ;)
     
  6. prodromos

    prodromos Senior Veteran Supporter

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    You've all forgotten the first rule of Fast Club, "Don't talk about Fast Club"
    As penance and as an antidote to any potential pride, you must now East a rate steak with bacon, mushroom and cream sauce.
     
  7. ~Anastasia~

    ~Anastasia~ † Servant of God † Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    I actually have recently gotten a minor contraption to try that. I need to remember to buy zucchini.

    Someone suggested sautéing them (I have "butter" made from coconut oil) and it sounds pretty good ... with garlic. LOL I'm hungry ATM.
     
  8. GreekOrthodox

    GreekOrthodox Psalti Chrysostom

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    Do I have to tell anyone that Im having that or do I have to tell the church and let them judge me? :p
     
  9. ~Anastasia~

    ~Anastasia~ † Servant of God † Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    You have to eat it in front of the Church, and not offer any explanation.

    :swoon:
     
  10. GreekOrthodox

    GreekOrthodox Psalti Chrysostom

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    And I'm okay with that :amen:
     
  11. Chesterton

    Chesterton Whats So Funny bout Peace Love and Understanding Supporter

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    Didn't there used to be a sticky thread in TAW with lots of good Lenten recipes?
     
  12. FenderTL5

    FenderTL5 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For St Patty's Day we undertook a spin on a traditional Irish colcannon (potatoes and cabbage).

    This dish started with mashed potatoes, so we boiled potatoes, drained the water then added some vegetable broth, salt and pepper and mashed them up.
    I then pan fried some cabbage, we used red, because it was small and added color.
    So far it's traditional, except for the cabbage being red.

    Because anything worth doing is worth over-doing; I caramelized a diced-up turnip in the same oil/pan. Then, I sauteed some asparagus, onion and bell pepper.

    The mashed potato was put into the bottom of a bowl, then the other items added to taste/stirred in.
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  13. Mary of Bethany

    Mary of Bethany Only one thing is needful. Supporter

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    Here's a Lenten Cookbook our parish just sent out.
     

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  14. Kristos

    Kristos Servant

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