Lenten dishes quickly and easily! Recipes of lenten dishes of zucchini, eggplant and other vegetables
As a rule, fasting should be observed several times a year, and sometimes quite a long time. Sometimes the number of fasting days reaches as much as 240! But many resort to this purification and restoration of the soul and body much less often. Lenten dishes are not used in cooking as often as we would like. But they can also be really tasty.
Recipes of lenten dishes just make you happy with their abundance, and a person who has decided to temporarily leave behind the fast food will be able to easily find something for himself. Some are likely to enjoy using them - for religious or other reasons. Thus, they will become more likely to take care of their health.
It must be remembered that the fasting menu is contraindicated in certain categories of people. For example, pregnant.Or children with weakened immunity (and this happens quite often in our modern world). Regarding the sick: the Orthodox priests themselves allow not to comply with these food restrictions for people suffering from any ailment that requires adequate nutrition. After all, fasting is, whatever one may say, stress for a person who is used to constantly eating meat containing protein. Therefore, you must gradually get used to, accustoming yourself to the restrictions, and then you will undoubtedly benefit your body, and do not harm it!
They are indisputable. During fasting, the body rests on food loads. Refusing to eat meat (and strict - and milk, fish, eggs), we unload our liver, kidneys, stomach as much as possible. Here are just a few reasons why you should fast regularly. First, it is a good reason to lose a couple of pounds for people who are overweight. Secondly, the fiber contained in fruits and vegetables, used during fasting in large quantities, perfectly restores digestion and cleanses the intestines from old slags that have accumulated in it for years.Thirdly, completely vegetable nutrition cleanses the walls of blood vessels and prevents heart disease. And in general, there are still many positive points in the fact that you eat Lenten dishes. And we turn to the actual recipes. They also exist a great many.
Delicious Lenten Dishes
The first, second, variety of snacks and drinks - such a wide range obviously will not let you go hungry and fully saturate your body. But the difference between the Lenten menu is that the recipes do not contain meat and culinary excesses, are simple in execution and are available by ingredients. Hopefully, eating during fasting will not be an overwhelming test for you.
Some lenten dishes are quick and easy to prepare even for a beginner in cooking. These, of course, include vinaigrette. This healthy and tasty salad has all the qualities of a real lenten dish. We will need: five medium-sized potatoes, two beets, two carrots, a couple of pickled cucumbers, a saucer of sauerkraut, a couple of onions, vegetable oil and salt. Some recipes also contain sugar and pepper - they can also be used as ingredients for pinching both. Some also add vinegar, but we will not. And we use cucumbers not pickled, but cask.
Boil vegetables (beets - separately) in the peel until tender. We clean, cut into cubes (not very large). Cucumbers and onions are also cut into cubes. Cabbage, if it is too watery, squeeze out excessive moisture. In a pot of sufficient size, mix all the ingredients. We fill with vegetable oil (the best option is olive oil), mix it again and set aside for half an hour in the refrigerator. Lenten dishes such as salad vinaigrette are a real storehouse of vitamins and microelements. In addition, it fully complies with “lean” standards (unless you refill it, as some do, with mayonnaise instead of vegetable oil). On days when it is allowed to eat fish and seafood, it is possible to prepare, for example, a salad with squid. To do this, seafood must be boiled (not for long, within two minutes) and cut into cubes. We keep the whole salad base, that is, we do it as a basic recipe. Only at the end we introduce squid (200 grams). When serving, be sure to decorate our vinaigrette with greens.
Soup: mushrooms with rice
Another truly Lenten dish is the mushroom soup. He cooks quickly, and quite satisfying.Ingredients: dried mushrooms (preferably white) - one knitting, a couple of potatoes, 0.5 cups of rice, one carrot, a couple of bulbs, lean oil, pepper and salt.
First soak the mushrooms (pour cold water and set aside for the night). Drain the water and boil the product in a saucepan for an hour. Should mushroom broth be used? We prefer to take them out with a skimmer and throw them into another dish, where potatoes with carrots (cut into cubes) and rice are already cooked. Fry onions separately until golden in vegetable oil and pour into a pan at the end of cooking. Some prefer to stew carrots with onions in a frying pan. Could be so. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes. When serving, sprinkle with herbs.
Eggplant Lenten Dishes
From these versatile vegetables you can cook a lot of dishes. They are baked, boiled, used in sauté, caviar, stew. Here are some simple recipes.
This product is suitable for a picnic in nature, parties in the courtyard of a private house. Washed eggplants cut rings, salt, pepper and put on the grid. In process of readiness we overturn, baking before readiness. By the way, you can also cook a vegetarian kebab with the "participation" of eggplants, tomatoes, onions, potatoes. All the ingredients are cut large and strung on a skewer, like kebabs.Such lenten dishes are very piquant and tasty.
Easy cooking and spicy eggplant appetizer. This recipe is for lovers of everything spicy. We take three medium eggplants, one bitter pepper, a couple of sweet peppers, a head of garlic, a large spoonful of vinegar, a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil.
Eggplants washed, cut into circles, salt, set aside for 15 minutes to get rid of bitterness. Then fry the product to a golden color on both sides. Grinding peppers in a meat grinder is sweet and bitter. There is also garlic, you can add a little cilantro. In the resulting mass pour vegetable oil, salt to taste. On the circles of fried eggplant we lay out abundantly our stuffing. The dish is set aside in the refrigerator to soak in, in the same place and store. The same snacks can be rolled up for the winter in jars. And for those who love to cook Lenten dishes from zucchini, you can "Spark" cook and from these vegetables, replacing them with eggplant.
You can also cook caviar with zucchini. Take a kilogram of these vegetables, a couple of bulbs, vegetable oil, pepper and salt. In a large, good griddle (where there is a nonstick coating) stew sliced zucchini.This process is quite long. A kind of mush should form (you can knead it periodically with a fork). There we also add sliced onion, fried to golden color, salt and pepper. Caviar is ready. It can also be preserved for the winter in half-liter jars. Enjoy your meal!