Orthodox Holy Supper

Compiled by Maryann Mawhinney Presented here are three summaries of the history and tradition of Orthodox Holy Supper. This information was compiled from several sources and it serves to illustrate the variation in traditions and foods which reflects the different … Read More

Orthodox Christian Fasting

St. John Chrysostom – “The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church,” Volume 9. I speak not, indeed, of such a fast as most persons keep, but of real fasting; not merely an abstinence from meats; but from sins … Read More

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Father Thomas Hopko The joyousness which accompanies the performance of the Divine Liturgies of St. Basil the Great and St. John Chrysostom was regarded by the early Church as not suitable for the penitential season of the Great Fast. For … Read More

Yellow Split Pea and Vegetable Soup

Source: Ruth Baum, St Ignatius Orthodox Church, Madison, WI Servings: 8 Healthy, heart warming, homemade, vegan soup! 55 Minutes to Prepare and Cook Ingredients 1-1/2 cups yellow split peas, dry 7 cups water 1 tablespoon Vegetable broth flavoring 1/2 teaspoon … Read More

White Bean Chili

Source: Laura Ritchey (Betty Crocker’s Easy Everyday Vegetarian) Servings: 6 Ingredients 1/4 C non-dairy butter or margarine 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves 3 cups … Read More

West African Groundnut Stew

Source: Moosewood Restaurant Servings: 4-6 Moosewood Restaurant puts out some great cookbooks for Lent. Their restaurant serves vegetarian and seafood dishes – but no other meat. Their cookbooks follow this as well. This recipe is from the┬áNew Recipes from Moosewood … Read More

Corn Chowder

Source: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Creamy-Vegan-Corn-Chowder/Detail.aspx Servings: 6 I was experimenting with different menu ideas when I became a vegan, and came across this great low-fat comfort food chowder. Great for a meal starter or even the main meal itself. NOTE: If the soup … Read More

The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World

Source: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/The-Best-Vegetarian-Chili-in-the-World/Detail.aspx Servings: 10 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 medium onion, chopped 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon … Read More

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