Fasting beast soup is very easy to cook and ready in no time. These dishes are delicious and full of flavour, and they’re available to anyone, especially at this time of year.
The Easter fast is generally known as Lent, it lasts for 7 weeks and is the most strict in terms of food.
Fasting soups and monastic recipes for an easier fasting
Lent is the time of the year filled with spirituality and prayer. Believers abstain from eating sweets, dairy products, cheese, or meat And adopts the attitude of humility and charity.
It is said among the people that the elderly, pregnant women and children are exempted from fasting without praying.
Vegetable soup is one of the monks’ recipes to bypass this period more easily. Delicious and filling, vegetable soup is prepared in no time, and the ingredients are available to anyone. To cook such a soup, we need yellow peas, 2 sweet peppers, zucchini, 4 large potatoes, 2 carrots, onions, 4 tomatoes, parsnips, a handful of parsley, a liter of borsch and 3 tablespoons of oil. For a more intense aroma and sweet-sour taste, we can add a sprig of green thyme.
The preparation is simple and quick, the vegetables are well washed and cut into small cubes, the pods, potatoes, carrots and parsnips are brought to a boil in 5 liters of water to a boil. Add the rest of the ingredients and spices and finally the borsch. When the soup reaches the point of readiness, turn off the heat and allow the sprig of green thyme to marinate.
Alder Potato Soup is another recipe that is not at all expensive, and is quick and easy to prepare. We need 5-6 large potatoes, 1-2 carrots, one parsley root, half a celery root, a handful of parsley, 1-2 cloves of garlic and spices to taste.
Wash the vegetables well under running water, cut them into small cubes and boil them in water over medium heat for 30 minutes. Add spices and greens and let it soak.
For a stronger and more aromatic taste, you can acidify the soup with lemon juice or a little borsch.
Soup tastes like fasting meals
These dishes redefine the experience of tasting fasting recipes. Traditional Romanian cuisine is rich in menus in which a mixture of tastes and flavours prevails, the ingredients are carefully selected and serve a real delicacy.
Bean soup is one of the dishes that can be cooked easily and quickly while fasting. For this recipe we need 500 grams of beans, 2 onions, carrots, 2 bell peppers, 100 ml of tomato juice, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, 1/2 teaspoon celery, 2 tablespoons of oil, fresh parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
Boil the beans in more water until they stop leaving starch suds. Heat the oil in another pot, add the vegetables and let it cook for a few minutes. Add tomato paste, tomato juice, and bean soup, about five tablespoons, and simmer for 12 minutes. Add the boiled beans to the vegetables and leave for another ten minutes, seasoning to taste.
These fasting soup recipes are the answer to a nutrient-rich, low-calorie, vegetable-based meal available to anyone.