Feast! is available as an ebook in PDF form for $7.99
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).
Recipes include: Shepherd’s Pie, Tahini Tilapia, Simple Black Beans and Rice, African Chicken Stew, Christmas Stuffed Apples, Three Kings Cocktail, Baked Tilapia with Spicy Cilantro Cream Sauce, Lomo Saltado, Grilled Pork Chops Lazio Style, Rajas con Crema, Vietnamese Peanut Sauce, Simplified Pasta Pescatore, Fried Rice, Catalan Chicken Picada, Garden Fresh Curry, Michaelmas Roast Chicken, Simple Spanish Tapas, Mujaddara, Hummus, Stuffed Butternut Squash, and more!
Here’s what some readers are saying about Feast!
“When I downloaded the book, I could not stop reading!! I have gotten about 1/2 way through it, and all I can say is, “Where have you been all my life?” This is EXACTLY what I, as a Catholic, have been looking for. And, as a parent living in the 21st century, I really appreciate the gluten-free offerings.”
“This cookbook is seriously wonderful! I’ve never really observed the seasons of the church year, (except at church). Thanks for your wonderful explanations, ideas, and meals! What a great resource for our family.”
“I just got it and I LOVE it! Great job! So beautiful! It is worth it alone for the photography! I can’t wait to eat everything!”