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Some links on fasting.

Why We Fast:

Guidelines for Fasting –  Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain

On Fasting – St. John Chrysostom

The Great Fast -by Fr Vassilios Papavassiliou

The True Nature of Fasting -Mother Mary and Bishop Kallistos Ware

On Fasting – His Eminemce Maximos of Pittsburgh

Fasting from Iniquities and from Food- Fr. George Mastroantonis

Q & A on fasting – Orthodox Church in America


Lenten Main Dishes

Orthodox Fasting Recipes

What I’m Cooking Now Blog An Orthodox Christian Foodie’s Musings and Culinary Diary.
Vegan Recipes

Here’s my Lenten Favourite – Wacky Cake (you can make this one with the kids – so they see that fasting can even be fun!)

Wacky cake
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
5 tablespoons corn/sunflower etc oil
1 cup cold water (not iced)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine dry ingredients in flour sifter and sift into an ungreased 8×8 square or a 9-inch round baking pan.
3. Poke three holes into the flour mixture (including soda, salt, cocoa etc). In the first hole, pour the vinegar. In the second hole, pour/sprinkle the vanilla. In the third hole, pour the oil.
4. Then pour one cup of water into the pan and mix very well.
5. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or less, until done.
6. Cut in squares and sprinkle top with powdered sugar/or coat with dark catering chocolate.

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