The post was not invented for fun and gastronomic delights. But this is not a reason to eat fried potatoes with pickles and pasta with ketchup for forty days. From them the soul will not become more benign, and health will be undermined completely. There is a great variety of healthy and very satisfying food that meets the strictest lean rules! In addition, Lent is an ideal time to revive forgotten recipes and find new delights in familiar products.

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Our porridge is the best option for a lean menu

Russian porridge is not food, it is philosophy. It includes the entire history from pagan times; hints at long-suffering and thrift, not to mention hospitality and diligence ... Through the centuries, we see porridge in clay pots stewed in the oven. A large family should eat it with wooden spoons - and the instructions "pour boiling water over and eat immediately" are ridiculous. What kind of philosophy is this, if immediately? Porridge is a leisurely thing that pays a hundredfold for patience. Porridge is never tasteless. It only needs to be cooked correctly.

Here is the clearest example for you: pearl barley. Or "pearl" (pearl'ovka), barley, from which a noble whiskey is made.

Rinse it, fill it with a large amount of boiling water, wrap it in a blanket and let it stand for 8-10 hours. Then drain the water, pour boiling water over the cereal again and cook for about fifteen minutes. Let us turn for experience to our brothers in the Middle Europe, Lithuanians - they love "glass porridge". Onion rings are fried in vegetable oil, and then potatoes grated on a coarse grater are added. Pour in ready-made pearl barley and spices.

A similar story happens with buckwheat porridge, which for some reason is eaten exclusively with cutlets or milk. Did you know that in the fashionable West, buckwheat (kasha, as they say) is a newly discovered organic product, along with Aztec amaranth and quinoa? There, however, for some reason it is believed that buckwheat must be mixed with whipped protein before cooking - otherwise, they say. It will not turn out crumbly. Good buckwheat can simply be fried with vegetable oil - even on a baking sheet - and then let it try not to crumble! Combine with fried onions, carrots, peppers, eggplants and, of course, mushrooms.

By the way, buckwheat is eaten with great pleasure in Korea! Sae me duk - steamed buns are made from it. For this, buckwheat flour, a little salt and so much water are taken to make a tough dough. It is kneaded, rolled out a centimeter thick, cut into small squares, greased with vegetable oil and placed in a double boiler for 10 minutes. This amazing dish is served warm on big holidays.

The Japanese make noodles from buckwheat, and varnishkes porridge is extremely popular in Jewish cuisine. You need to fry a little onion (in the original - on chicken fat), cook separately porridge, separately - twice as much pasta like fusili. Combine it all, warm it up, eat and be surprised.

In general, if you are tired of (and after a long time of fasting can easily get bored) the familiar taste of cereals, mushrooms and vegetables, get yourself a spicy "Berber mixture" that you can pour anywhere.


Things to know (Q&A)

What and what not to eat during fasting?

Intermittent fasting is the practice of restricting your food intake to certain hours or days during a given amount of time, usually a week. When you do eat, it is recommended that you avoid processed meats, sugar, trans fats, and refined starches . Whole foods like avocado, berries, and lean animal-proteins are bes

Can you eat fruits and vegetables while fasting?

As with any eating regimen, it's important to consume highly nutritious foods while intermittent fasting. Fruits and vegetables are typically packed with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients (plant nutrients) and fibe

Can you eat anything at all while fasting?

Strictly speaking, any amount of calories will break a fast. If a person follows a strict fasting schedule, they should avoid any food or drinks containing calories . Those following a modified fasting diet can often eat up to 25% of their daily calorie needs while fasting.

What can you not eat while fasting and praying?

Broth from boiled potatoes, celery, and carrots (no salt). I suggest that you do not drink milk because it is a pure food and therefore a violation of the fast. Any product containing protein or fat, such as milk or soy-based drinks, should be avoided.

Can I eat vegetables while fasting?

Vegetables. Cooked, soft, starchy vegetables like potatoes can be good food options when breaking a fast.

What fruits can you eat while fasting?

Examples of healthy fruits you should look to consume when intermittent fasting include:

  • Apples.
  • Apricots.
  • Blueberries.
  • Blackberries.
  • Cherries.
  • Peaches.
  • Pears.
  • Plums.

Does eating fruits break a fast?

1. Fruit juices and raw fruits: The first foods that you consume upon breaking a fast are critical to nourish the body , and should not expend much energy to digest and assimilate in the body. Watermelon, grapes and apples are fruits that you can easily digest and assimilate, according to livestrong.com.

What foods to avoid while fasting?

Intermittent fasting is the practice of restricting your food intake to certain hours or days during a given amount of time, usually a week. When you do eat, it is recommended that you avoid processed meats, sugar, trans fats, and refined starches . Whole foods like avocado, berries, and lean animal-proteins are best.