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April 10, 2017
Fasting, vegetables and beans….

I never get tired of talking about fasting… Beyond the spiritual or religious aspect of it. Solely from a dietary standpoint, fasting is one of the most dietary correct ways someone can live. We are made to fast so that we can relax our body and stomach!

When talking about dietary fasting, I don’t mean that you have starve yourselves and not eat anything for a day but the calories you consume should not be over 500-500 a day. All of the different religions all over the world have taken this idea and have embodied them in their ceremonies.

Of course the religion in Greece which is Greek Orthodox also follows this way of thinking. This is how we came to fasting on Holy Wednesday and Holy Friday as well as all of the other fasting periods of the year.

A great part of this is… foods that we should eat. Foods low in calories but also very nutritious.

There are only 2 food groups that fit the “menu” of our religion… vegetables and beans.

“Barba Stathis” is one of the largest companies with frozen vegetables in Greece. They gave me a presentation of all of their products. I was blown away by the variety of vegetables they carry. They also have a series of organic vegetables and a series named “Let’s cook” which is made up of many traditional Greek recipes with vegetables and beans like navy bean soup and chickpea stew!

We’ll be making a lot of great recipes together soon….

But for now, take a look at these delicious recipes that are fit for fasting. They can easily be made with Barba Stathis products!

Potato Salad with Asparagus and Green Beans

A great spring salad with potatoes and asparagus!

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

To impress your friens!

Finocchio and Mushroom Trahanoto

A great dish for the whole family!

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Brussel Sprouts

Different and Delicous! 

I hope you enjoy all of our recipes.... 

Wait until you see all of the new recipes we are going to be making along with vegetables from Barba Stathis!

 

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