Monday, December 14, 2009

Soups for Advent--and a quote

As we pursue—and explore—Advent fasting and abstinence from meat, we should give careful thought to hearty, main-dish soups.

A Continual Feast contains recipes for several of these delicious soups. One of my favorites is Greek Bean Soup, on p. 81.

But to explore meatless soups more fully, let me recommend to you a book that is filled with nothing but wonderful vegetable soups: Twelve Months of Monastery Soups: International Favorites, by Brother Victor-Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette - Brother Victor-Antoine also wrote From a Monastery Kitchen, which I recommend to you as well.

Serve the soup with some bread, a salad, and a bit of fruit for dessert—a nice Advent meal!

And here is a quote from St. John Chrysostom to go with it: "Fasting is a medicine."

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