great fast meals
Since May 2017 a medical condition has forced me and my family
to begin what many call a whole foods, plant based, oil free diet.
Because of our Byzantine heritage and tradition,
and because we do it for love of each other,
we call it perpetual fasting and its not as difficult as you might think.
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The Nativity Fast
Begins in November 15th (November 28: Old Calendar)
Ends on Christmas Eve
The Basics: Traditionally from the 15th of November no meat or dairy until Nativity. Fish is permitted on Tuesday and Thursday as well as Saturday and Sunday and certain feast days up until December 25. Wine and oil is permitted on Tuesday and Thursday as well as weekends throughout. December 24 is a strict fast day with no meat, dairy, or fish but wine and oil are permitted.
Let me tell you my story...
"It isn’t about a diet, or bodily health, or penance, or community, or any of the other things I had imagined that fasting was all about."
Learning to observe the fast a lifelong journey,
and I'm not done wandering yet!
Check on my progress and hear my story, here.
ByziMom's Great Fast Recipes:
Fajita Night: sweet potato tortillas, unfried beans, oil-free vegetable stir fry, cashew nacho sauce, Mexican quinoa, etc.