Traditional and healthful Lenten Orthodox recipes

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GOCPriestMark wrote:
Maria wrote:Does anyone have recipes for making home-made fermented vegetables?
Try this: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/how-to ... vegetables
Thank you for providing this great link.

I am going to make some lenten sauerkraut using nappa cabbage, carrots, and perhaps another veggie.
Several people testified that eating fermented veggies daily helped to cut the plaque formation on their teeth.
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The Nativity Fast will be here in about 1.5 months.

Anyway, here are some great juicing recipes that can be used during the Fasting periods of our church.

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/images/ ... leanse.pdf
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Presbytera Maria shared a delightful way to keep the fast and eat nutritious meals:

MAKING SAUERKRAUT

http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/2010/09/how- ... t-at-home/
To culture a batch of cabbage, all you’ll need is:

cabbage, green or purple, as much as you want
sea salt, about 1 tablespoon per 2 pounds cabbage
a sharp knife + cutting board OR a food processor
a very, very large bowl
large glass jars or a glazed ceramic (lead-free) crock
coffee filter/rag/wash cloth + rubber band
Make sure to submerge the cabbage completely (think of baptism).
This will keep the cabbage from developing mold or unusual tastes
due to any exposure to contaminants in the air.

Let us know if you have any special techniques. Thanks.
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Lenten Cole Slaw

Ingredients

1/2 head of green cabbage or 1/4 head each mixed green and red cabbage
2 carrots, shredded
zest of 1/2 lemon
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive or salad oil
1 1/2 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

1. Remove any tough outer leaves from the cabbage.
2. Trim the core and any tough stems from the cabbage and thinly slice. (I used a food processor)
3. Shred carrots
4. Combine all ingredients besides carrots and cabbage and whisk thoroughly
5. Toss carrots and cabbage together, pour dressing over mixture and toss again
6. Serve this right away for more of a salad, or store it in the fridge overnight for a slaw that’s more pickled.
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That's good advice about complete immersion of the cabbage [ funny the image of baptism of the vegetable ! ]
I am going to use that technique from now on.

And Hieromonk Irineos' suggestion sounds delicious, too. Cabbage and carrots are so healthy and provide that much needed vegetable component in one's diet.
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5-ingredient anti-inflammatory brownies help to satisfy that sweet tooth. Although I have given up eating sugar, such as maple syrup, dates, and honey, my husband still craves a sweet treat.

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Below is the original recipe. Nevertheless, I would modify it by substituting the sweet orange butternut squash for the sweet potato. This sweet squash has a similar texture and sweetness.
Ingredients

1 cup mashed sweet potato
½ cup smooth nut butter of choice (I recommend almond or cashew butter)
2 tbsp maple syrup
¼ cup cocoa powder
Handful of carob chips (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a small cake/loaf pan
On the stove, melt nut butter with maple syrup
In a large bowl add the mashed sweet potato, melted nut butter and maple syrup, and cocoa powder and mix well
Fold in chocolate chips
Pour mixture into greased pan and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing and refrigerating

These brownies are best when cooled completely. Store in fridge or freezer and ENJOY!

Try this recipe and let us know how it goes!
http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/ ... tml?t=NGMO
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That strikes me as funny : Anti-Inflammatory brownies - !! Still chuckling...

Good that you gave up even the less destructive forms of sugar, Maria. That takes strength to stick to such a resolution to avoiding all these harmful sugar-type of forms. I still eat specially selected honey, and dates, myself,
but I try to balance them out with plenty of healthy salt.
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