Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nativity Fast

Our menu for the Nativity Fast has been slightly revamped, as I found a new cookbook that has been very helpful in broadening my horizons.  While I don't use large amounts of fancy soy products (soy milk is the one soy product used around here, and only for cooking occasionally), and I don't go for a lot of meat substitutes (I am sorry, how does one explain they are having "seitan" for dinner during Lent?  go ahead, say it out loud, you know you want to),  I am always open to learning how to introduce a bit more protein into the fasting season.  Since the Nativity Fast is a bit less strict, and has more of the air of excited anticipation, this is a time when I enjoy finding a few nice comfort foods to serve.  Let me just say, the recipe for Leek & Bean Cassoulet is worth the purchase of the whole cookbook in my opinion.  Snuggled in a cozy chair in the kitchen, with a fire burning in the stove, books cheerily wrapped and tucked under the tree, who can resist a hearty, piping hot vegan pot pie?


leah said...

LOL! I've never heard of seitan before, I had to look it up. How awkward indeed! Thanks for the cookbook suggestion.

Anonymous said...

YAY! Thanks. My tired menu needs inspiration.

flowersforTeacher said...

I was toying around with how to incorporate the Tree of Jesse ornaments and readings on top of evening readings... this is perfect. Thank you for linking this in your current post, I hadn't seen it before.