Lent 2021

Who else is making Lenten meals this year?

I’m leaning towards pescatarianism the whole 40 days of Catholic Lent this year. I happen to be half Greek, so I’ll continue past Western Easter with some Lenten meals until Orthodox Easter

Tonights arroz con calamares, made with Rotel tomatoes and arborio rice.


Mmm! Looks great @prima! I can do Greek Lent, for sure…

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Not us - no religious faith in this house.


It is typical whether you practice Roman Catholicism or not, one of our lunches includes:

Potaje de Bacalao ( wild cod fish, garbanzos (chickpeas) and spinach stew … Much more delicious than it sounds !

Torrijas (the Spanish medieval dessert of French toast): Key difference between the French and Spanish versions are:

We use Evoo (extra virgin olive oil, as we produce it) instead of butter like the French and we use Moscatel instead of Milk …

Amazingly fabulous !! The rest of the ingredients are the same as French Toast except the BREAD. The bread is a special bread ordered from one´s local bakery … It is NOT a white sandwich bread.

It is more like an egg - yellow thick braided bread, sliced. " Torrija Bread " …


Sounds delicious - so must be fantastic then.

Does that use fresh cod or the salted version?

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I prefer wild Cod or Skrei verses farm raised or salted cod …

Another very delicious dish is Clams with Artichokes and White Navy or Northern Beans, which is very common in Asturias.

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Mussels were on sale this week so we had mussels marinara last night but it was because of the sale not Lent.

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold