In the medieval period, they leaned heavily on almonds for fast days. I am likewise leaning heavily on peanut butter in this fast.
I am seeing that I have it significantly better than my 15th C counterpart. I had a Chinese shrimp dish for lunch and peanut butter on a cinnamon bagel. It is inconvenient to find egg-free dairy-free products, though.
I embarked on my experiment in keeping Medieval Lenten dietary restrictions. It was fairly difficulty because I hadn’t planned appropriately. I was surprised how many vegan packaged foods I had in the house.
Coffee with almond milk was actually tasty, but breakfast was instant oatmeal made with water which exploded in the microwave and left not much behind in the mug. A Larabar was my fallback food and I have a stash at work. Lunch was a shelf stable mujadara. Yay! Dinner was beer battered fish and chips.
I am sure I am supposed to be fasting, but I don’t want go under my minimum calories for the day (I was at 500 calories before dinner) and mess up my metabolism.
I see much food prep this weekend.