By Mary DeTurris Poust
It's Friday. Time for another meatless meal. Are you in need of some new ideas, something other than pizza or fish? I have just the thing. Or several things, actually.
First, there are soups of all kinds, including lots of meatless soups perfect for Fridays, over at 40 Days of Soup, a special Lenten site from Ave Maria Press. Today's soup is a tomato lentil. For each day of Lent, there's another recipe, always with a reflection on the side and sometimes with a video. Check it out HERE.
I have a couple of vegan recipes of my own posted at my blog, Not Strictly Spiritual. Because my daughter and I are vegetarian, we aim to make Fridays vegan, so no seafood or dairy either. The first recipe is a pasta and lentil dish. It's amazing. You can find that recipe HERE. I've got a second pasta recipe with broccoli rabe, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and cannellini beans posted HERE.
Catholicmom.com has also posted a whole series of meatless meal ideas, from soups and stews to casseroles and salads. Lots of good stuff that you'll want to whip up long after Lent is over. Click HERE for that.
If you think the focus on Lenten meals is limited to Catholic websites, think again. Rachael Ray of Food Network fame has a whole page dedicated to Lent and meatless meals. She even includes information on the reasons and rules behind fasting and abstinence. Click HERE for recipes that include falafel burgers, "leeky" linguini with shrimp, New England pasta bake and more.
Do you have a favorite meatless meal website to share? Or a favorite recipe of your own? We're always looking for new ideas.