Lent

A Lenten Prayer

  Loving God, During the sacred season of lent, bring me closer to you. Prepare a place in my home and heart for silence and solitude, so that I may…
Double Cauliflower with Chard and Onions

Double Cauliflower with Chard and Onions

  Inexpensive and readily available, cauliflower is a nutritional powerhouse. It is high in vitamins C and K, potassium, manganese, folate, fiber and cancer-preventing glucosinolates. If you are (currently) not…
Lenten Soup Suppers

Lenten Soup Suppers

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  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a journey of spiritual growth, requiring fasting, the giving of alms and prayer. Although this is a solemn season more about self…

Okra Gumbo

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  Okra, also known as “gumbo” or “lady fingers,” is a highly nutritious edible green pod vegetable. It’s available fresh just about year-round in the South and from May-October in…

“Saying Grace”

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  “The 40 days of Lent” has always been more of a metaphor than a literal count and begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sunset before the Mass of…

Bell Peppers and Eggs

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  My mother was not a huge fan of fish, so our meals during Lent consisted of vegetables, beans and legumes and of course pasta. The meal that I associate…

Lent

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  Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras,  marks the first day of Lent. For Christians around the world, it is a time of prayer and penance, fasting and abstinence, reflection…
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