Food You Can Eat When You're Fasting (Without Compromising Your Craving)
For the faithful, Good Friday is a day of mourning and penance, as it marks the death of Jesus on the cross. Many venerate the day by attending church services and by fasting.
Fasting is the act of getting by with less. Those who are fasting are encouraged to eat just a single full meal and two smaller meals–enough to gain enough energy for the day. The smaller meals, however, should not equal a full meal when combined.
Those who are fasting are also discouraged from consuming meat. However, there are many dishes you can still eat even when you’re fasting. PawnHero lists a few:
- Sarsyadong Tilapya – Fried tilapia sauteed in garlic and onions, served with a sauce made with fresh tomatoes and eggs
- Inihaw na Pusit (Grilled Squid) – Stuff the squid with a combination of onion and tomatoes with some salt and pepper. Grill the squid for 6 to 8 minutes per side. Serve with spiced vinegar dip.
- Munggo – Sautee boiled mung beans in garlic and onions. Instead of adding pork, add shreds of fried fish instead, to add flavor.
- Sinigang na Hipon – Sinigang na Hipon or Shrimp in Sour Soup is cooked with kang kong, green pepper, string beans, and radish.
- Atcharang Papaya – Sweet and sour at the same time, atcharang papaya is made with green (unripe) papaya.
- Tortang Talong – This pinoy-style eggplant omelet is cooked by grilling eggplants that are soaked in a beaten egg mixture and then fried.
- Buttered Shrimp – This is cooked by tossing the shrimp in olive oil, pepper, salt, and garlic on a baking sheet, bake for 6-8 minutes, and then add butter. Sprinkle parsley if desired.
- Cheesy Baked Tahong (Mussels) – Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F, combine butter and garlic, spread butter & garlic mix on mussels, top with grated cheese and bake for 15 minutes.
Abstaining from your beloved pork dishes may seem a bit sad, but this small act of sacrifice should not be met with misery. In fact, it should be performed with great joy, as it helps us develop a clear understanding of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for all of us.
If you are looking to give up more this season, try rummaging through your closet for items that you don’t anymore use. You may pawn these items for quick cash, and consider using the proceeds to fund a charitable cause. You may also consider donating the total amount to an orphanage, or a home for the elderly. Giving up something you own isn’t as bad when you remember how it can put a smile in someone else’s face.
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