Vegetable oil can be substituted for olive oil according to some Eastern Orthodox  “Traditions” for fasting. In some traditions the wine restriction allows beer, other traditions do not. If you choose to do some sort of fast, remember your body is sacred, because God made you and the “obedient” way to fast is to ensure that you maintain a healthy body, mind, heart and soul. Be very careful to take care of your bodily and spiritual health; by taking care of yourself, you are better able to care for others and to love God.

<u><font color="red">Lentil and Spinach Pancakes</font></u>

Author: Amy Whiteford From the Healthy Little Foodies Website

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<u><font color="red">Jihad Lentil Soup</font></u>

Recipe by Jihad, local restaurant owner, submitted by Randa Dudum

<u><font color="red">Easy Okra (بامية‎)</font></u>

Recipe from the VegWeb website

<u><font color="red">15 Minute PAN Shrimp and Rice</font></u>

Recipe from Gimme Delicious website

<u><font color="red">Lenten Stuffed Grape Leaves</font></u>

Recipe from Little Ferraro Kitchen website

<u><font color="red">Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy with Apple Slaw</font></u>

Recipe from One Green Planet website

<u><font color="red">Pea and Asparagus Soup</font></u>

Recipe from Delish Knowledge website

<u><font color="red">Pasta with Edamame and Grape Tomatoes</font></u>

Submitted by Diane Mogannam

<u><font color="red">15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta</font></u>

Submitted by Diane Mogannam

<u><font color="red">Mushroom and Ale Pie</font></u>

Recipe from BBC Food website