A great many people of Greek Orthodox cultural background choose to fast for lent ahead of Easter, even if they are not that into religion. They do it for religious, cultural, health or lifestyle reasons. Certainly a few weeks of abstention from red meat and dairy don’t seem like a bad idea.
You can find our more about how to go about fasting for lent here. The gist of it is that you refrain from meat, fish and dairy products and limit olive oil consumption.
Meanwhile here are some delicious recipes, focusing on vegetables, legumes and seafood.
Most of these recipes are vegan or vegetarian. They are right for a light version of lent or for weekends when the consumption of olive oil is allowed.
Check them out and let us know what you think!