Note: Generally, vegetarian
and “vegan” recipes are compatible with Eastern Orthodox fasting guidelines.
(“Vegan” stands for “vegetarian without any animal products.”) An exception
to this is the use of vegetable oils, including olive oil, in the preparation
of recipes. Some Orthodox jurisdictions stress elimination of cooking oils
of all kinds, except on certain prescribed days, during Great Lent. Orthodox
Christians should check each recipe’s list of ingredients before preparing.
Remember, just because shellfish
are not “covered” in the fasting guidelines doesn’t mean you can pig-out
on jumbo Gulf shrimp, Alaskan king crab legs, or Maine lobster during fasts!!!
Grecian Plate - Greek receipes by St. Barbara’s Greek
Orthodox Church, Durham, NC.
Cooking Now - An Orthodox Christian Foodie's Musings and
Culinary Diary. Healthy vegan delights bound to please.
Vegetarian Recipes - From the web site of a young teenage
in Newfoundland, Canada.
Vegetarian Recipes from Egypt - By Marie Henein, a Coptic
Christian and founder of the Vegetarian Resource Group. The Coptic church
teaches partial fasting for some 200 days a year during which fish may
be eaten but no meat.
Recipes - From the Orthodox Christian Information Center.
a Vegetarian Kitchen - by Nava Atlas.
Recipe Directory - This may well be the Vegetarian Mother
Lode on the web. If you cannot find something for Great Lent here, something’s
Nicholas Orthodox Church Recipes - These are some recipes
provided by members of the parish which is in McKinney, TX. They include
many that are good to use on fasting days.
and Vegan Recipes - From the Vegetarian Resource Group.
from the Vegging Out Kitchen - By Lisa Rivero.
Household Vegetarian Recipes - ...or, How to Feed Two
Vegetarians for a Week.
Society - Recipes by courses, season and celebration,
and from around the world; recipes for children, teenagers and families,
celebrities and beginners; celebrity recipes, the late Linda McCartney’s
favorites, bean recipes, tofu, bread, soups and sandwiches, etc.
Crock Pot Recipes - A collection from Elisabeth Freeman
at Yale University.
Vegetarian Society of South Jersey - The society, based
in Marlton, NJ, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the
public about vegetarianism.
The Vegan Kitchen -
A wonderful collection of recipes can be found on this web site
in the United Kingdom. You can sign up for an email notice when the site is
updated with new recipes.
Pages - Intended as the definitive guide to Vegetarian
information available on the Internet.
for Great Lent
They Will Fast - By Bishop Isaiah of
Denver, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
From Iniquities and Foods - By the Rev. George Mastrantonis,
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Reasons to Fast
- From the Cathedral Church of St.
John the Baptist (ROCOR), Washington, DC.
a Lenten Siberian Cookbook - This is from the Introduction
to Lenten Cuisine, a Russian cookbook compiled by N.G. Gorelova,
M.V. Prokhorova, L.M. Khaslavskaya, Novosibirsk, 1993.