At long last and just in time for Advent, our ebook, Feast! Real Food, Reflections, and Simple Living for the Christian Year, is here! Thank you so much, Carrots readers, for all of your encouragement and excitement about this project. I can’t believe that we FINALLY get to share it with you! I’m thrilled and a little nervous to finally send this book out into the world.
We’re having a special release sale from 11/20 to Thanksgiving Day. The book will be on sale for $4.99. Yay!
(And it’s an ebook, not a print book, so after purchasing, you can download the PDF.)
Here’s ALL about it:
Interested in learning about the seasons of the Christian Year and special saints’ days, but don’t know where to begin? Want to delve deeper into living liturgically? Looking for simple real food recipes to celebrate both feasts and liturgical seasons of fasting?
Feast! is the book we wish we had when we first started observing the Christian Year. It is 125 pages of real food to celebrate the liturgical year and lives of the saints and reflections on the seasons of the Christian calendar and simple traditions. Feast! features 23 simple real food recipes for the liturgical seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter, and well-known saints’ days like St. George’s Day, St. Rose of Lima’s Day, and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Day as well as less familiar saints like St. Charles Lwanga and St. Raymond Nonnatus.
Most recipes are main dishes, but we also included recipes for side dishes, cocktails, and a Christmas dessert.
Feast! includes introductory reflections about observing the liturgical year: “What Is the Liturgical Year?”, “Feasting with the Saints and Martyrs”, and “How Do I Get Started?” and 6 reflections on the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter, as well as some practical tips for observing these seasons in your home.
With produce grown in our front yard urban garden, recipes created in our kitchen, and photographs taken in our dining room, we wanted to honor the food traditions of Christians around the world and provide nourishing meals made from real, wholesome ingredients. All recipes are gluten-free or have gluten-free variations.
Some recipes are inspired by the culinary traditions of the culture of a saint’s homeland (Ugandan Chicken Stew and Ugali for St. Charles Lwanga), the location of their ministry (Simple Garden Curry for Blessed Mother Theresa), a region particularly devoted to them (Shepherd’s Pie for St. George), or a meal that’s seasonal for their feast day (Stuffed Butternut for St. Martin of Tours).
Feast! also features sections on simple gift-giving and simple meals and traditions for the quiet and reflective seasons of Advent and Lent.
Featured saints days: St. Andrew, St. Nicholas, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Turibius of Mongrovejo, St. George, the Mexican Martyrs, St. Michael Ho-Dinh Hy, St. Charles Lwanga, St. Maria Goretti, Sts. Anne and Joachim, St. Michael and the Archangels (Michaelmas), The Chinese Martyrs, St. Raymond Nonnatus, St. Francis Borgia, St. Rose of Lima, Blessed Mother Theresa, St. Ignatius of Antioch, and St. Martin of Tours (Martinmas).
I think I have the ordering process all set up, but this is the first time we’ve done anything like this, so I apologize in advance if there are glitches! Be sure to let me know if you have trouble with downloading the PDF!