I don’t fast, unless it is like a major temple service or a family prayer then yes, I am a strict vegetarian for the duration of that period.
My parents fast, Tuesdays and Fridays which makes cooking meat for one person a tad bit difficult. I tend to either take aways or eat veggie food with them on these days.
To cook vegetables 2 times a week becomes more and more difficult as month end nears and the foodie inspiration dries up.
But I can always trust on the old faithful…toasted cheese and tomatoe sandwiches, of course there are may ways to make this sandwich, with plain bread, health bread, seeded bread, rolls and even naan bread, you can add what ever your heart desires.
The best combination I have come up with, well the combination that touches my soul to the corners, that makes me feel as if I am part of the fasting crew and actually fills me up is that combination of buttered white bread, layered with gouda cheese, grated sweetmilk cheese layered ontop of the gouda, thinly sliced tomatoes, fried onions and seasoned with salt and pepper. Grilled in a pan over a low heat till both sides and nicely brown. Remove from the heat and cut the sandwich in triangles. For the piece de resistance add some fried potatoes chips on the side.
The perfect meal for any fasting day and everyone will be smiling and happy, tummies will be full.