Today is Meatfare Sunday…

…which leads right into Cheesefare week and thence into the first week of Great Lent. So this is pantry/fridge/freezer cleaning week. I usually have a minor panic attack trying to remember what we ate last fasting season. One day I’ll be more organized (right) but for now I tend to latch onto all of those more organized souls and hang on their coattails.

When I saw this post on Orthodixie I remembered seeing it a great while back and I’m glad he reposted it. It helps my kitchen mind get back into fasting mode. Here’s an excerpt:

Here’s some items that can help stock a Lenten Pantry …

+ dried fruits (raisins, currants, apples, cranberries, apricots, prunes, coconut flakes)
+ fresh fruits and vegetables
+ candied peels, mixed

+ dried beans (black beans, soy beans, navy beans, red kidney beans, great northern beans, mung beans, etc)

+ dried legumes (red lentils, green lentils, brown lentils, chick peas, black eyed peas, split peas, etc)
+ seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, poppy)
+ nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts)
+ herbs & spices (peppercorns, old bay seasoning, mint, others to your taste)
+ herbal teas
+ flavored coffees
+ frozen juice concentrates
+ carob (chips, chunks and powder)
+ nondairy creamers (liquid & dry)
+ nondairy whipped topping

And the list goes on and on. Plus it contains some helpful ingredient conversion tips and a whole list of suggestions for breakfast. Read the rest here.

3 thoughts on “Today is Meatfare Sunday…

  1. I visit St. Paul Mission in Tupelo when I can and I was able to attend today. We had a wonderful Meatfare meal during coffee hour. I'm not Orthodox (yet) but I try to fast, as well as I can, along with the Church.


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