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.

Let me show you!   

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Next: The Dormition Fast

Begins: August 1st (New/Gregorian)

        August 14th (Old/Rev. Julian/Julian)

Ends:  The Feast of the Dormition             

Monday, August 15th (New/Gregorian)
August 28th (Old/Julian)

Watch ByziMom

Catherine Alexander from

Your Word From the Wise

as she interviews

Abouna Moses from

Holy Resurrection Monastery on how to observe the Fast

See the Video HERE

The Basics: 

   Daily:   No meat, eggs, dairy, or oil.

   MondaysWednesdays & Fridays: 

               Xerophagy (uncooked food)

    Saturdays and Sundays:
                Daily fasting, but Oil and Wine

                are allowed


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.

Here are a few of ByziMom's Great Fast Recipes:

Creamy Macaroni Recipe

Sweet Potato Tortillas

Lentil Loaf

Middle Eastern Meze:  falafel, tzadziki, tabbouleh & dolmades

Fajita Night:  sweet potato tortillas, unfried beans, oil-free vegetable stir fry, cashew nacho sauce, Mexican quinoa, etc.

Stuffed Shells/Lasagne

Homemade Seitan

Quick, Golden Vegetable Curry

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