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.

Lentil and Spinach Pancakes

Author: Amy Whiteford From the Healthy Little Foodies Website

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Jihad Lentil Soup

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

Easy Okra (بامية‎)

Recipe from the VegWeb website

15 Minute PAN Shrimp and Rice

Recipe from Gimme Delicious website

Lenten Stuffed Grape Leaves

Recipe from Little Ferraro Kitchen website

Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy with Apple Slaw

Recipe from One Green Planet website

Pea and Asparagus Soup

Recipe from Delish Knowledge website

Pasta with Edamame and Grape Tomatoes

Submitted by Diane Mogannam

15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta

Submitted by Diane Mogannam

Mushroom and Ale Pie

Recipe from BBC Food website