Pescado al Horno for #NoMeat Fridays in #Lent

Pescado al Horno for CRS Rice Bowl

Pescado al Horno: Traditional Dish of the Philippines This week’s meatless #recipe recommendation from CRS Rice Bowl hits close to home for me. Not only is my friend and fellow Catholic foodie Fr. Leo Patalinghug cooking this very recipe in the video below (he is also a filipino!), but this recipe involves fish! I have […]

Mardi Gras 2014 Recap with Lino Rulli

Lino Rulli and Jeff Young Mardi Gras

It’s Lent Now, I Know Yes, today is the First Sunday of Lent. I know. But I think it’s appropriate to take a look back at Mardi Gras at this point. I mean, doing a recap on Ash Wednesday just doesn’t feel right. And Friday would not have worked either since Fridays throughout the year […]

Mukimo: A Meatless Meal from Kenya for Lent

Mukimo - A Dish from Kenya

Both Prayer and Sacrifice Begin with Charity St. John the Evangelist writes in his first letter that “we love because he first loved us… If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has […]

Make Lent More Meaningful While Making the World a Better Place

CRS Rice Bowl 2014

CRS Rice Bowl and Lent At this time last year I wrote an article about my childhood experience of Lent and I said that, for me, Lent was all about ashes, fish sticks, the Stations of the Cross, and the Rice Bowl. Maybe that’s kind of silly, but it’s true. I still remember those greasy fish sticks […]

The Catholic Foodie, Lent, and NPR

Forget Fish Fridays In Louisiana, Gator Is On The Lenten Menu - The Salt - NPR

Lent Can Be Full of Surprises It’s been an exciting Lent so far. I mean, a pope retires for the first time in 600 years. A new conclave is called. A new pope is elected… the first pope from the Americas, by the way. And we were informed that alligator can indeed be eaten by […]