This week is the last week of the Easter fast for Eastern Orthodox christians. Our Easter is this coming Sunday. I usually do the whole 40 days of fasting (strict vegan menu – no animal products of any kind) but with two toddlers with a fiance whose work is extremely physical, it’s a difficult to cook separate things for more than a month.
So I decided to do it this week as the last week of the fast. I’ve been vegan since Monday 😀 Some things I have cooked so far:
Eggplant and green pepper spread
Roast 2 eggplants and 2 green peppers in the oven until soft and peel-able (is this a word?) 😀 Add 4-5 plum tomatoes peeled (dip them in hot water so you can peel them easily) Add everything together in a bowl and mash (or use a blender but not for too long, leave some chunks in it) Add 2-3 cloves minced garlic, vinegar or lemon juice, salt and other spices to your taste. Spread on a piece of toast or use as a veggie dip. It’s super yummy. It’s a typical Bulgarian side dish/salad type of dish called “kyopalo” (scroll down to Bulgarian starters)
This recipe is amazingly delicious. I made it with whole wheat flour and it was so yummy. I’ll be making it all the time regardless if I am fasting or not. It’s really good.
Now this frosting on top of the cake above is so good. I didn’t microwave but rather melted everything on the stovetop. Mine turned into more of an icing than a frosting (it was more liquid) but it was still delicious. Especially after it completely cools down on the cake. My kids loved it! And me too 😉
You are so creative. The food sounds great. Happy Easter!
Thank you 🙂
You have to try this vegan cake. 😉 It’s so good! 😀
I always don’t eat sweets for the duration of Lent, although for me it’s less of a belief thing, I just find it gives me a greater appreciation of the things that I love when I go without them for a while. 🙂 The kyopolou sounds really delicious!
Thank you. I think you’ll like it. 🙂
I know what you mean about sweets. I have a sweet tooth and it’s one of the most difficult things to give up. Although I don’t indulge every day, sometimes I need a little pick-me-up to start the day 😀 One thing I absolutely try not to have is processed sugar. So in this cake I put maple syrup instead – both in the cake and the frosting. That’s why my frosting was liquid (more like icing) rather than thick regular frosting. 🙂
Thank you! 😀
Oh wow, I have to try these recipes… I’m so intrigued by the wacky cake! Hope you had a great Easter 🙂
They were so yummy. Let me know how you like the cake if you try it.
My Easter was great, thank you! 🙂
Blessings to you this Easter and the recipe looks great. I am vegetarian so look forward to trying it!. I think being creative with herbs and spices when you cook vegan/ vegetarian is a necessity. Thank you for dropping in on me and I love your positivity!
Thank you so much! Let me know how the recipe turns out. 🙂
I love your blog btw 🙂 thanks for stopping by here too