Fasting Food Resources

The following is a list of resources to help us fast with a happier heart including cookbooks, websites, shopping lists and ready-made options.

And please feel free to share any of the above that you think others would find helpful as well!

Cookbooks

  • The Festive Fast – great variety of recipes, edifying quotes on fasting, no pictures in English
  • Cuisine of the Holy Mountain (available in Greek and in English) – a gorgeous, glossy collection of delicious traditional monastic fare

 Websites

Monks of Mount Athos includes a fantastic variety of fasting dishes and is available in Russian, Greek and English

Nistisimo has simple, well organized recipes and is only available in Greek

The Greek Vegan features traditional, authentic Greek fasting recipes at

Ready to Eat Options

The following are some wonderful ready-to-eat fasting food options available from the sites/stores below:

  • Baked Giant Beans
  • Peas in Tomato Sauce
  • Eggplant in Tomato Sauce
  • Okra in Tomato Sauce
  • Green Beans in Tomato Sauce
  • Vine Leaves Stuffed with Rice
  • Onion Stew / Stifado
  • Loukoumi – sweet jellies

Available online at

and locally in West Roxbury at Greek International Market

A handy shopping list of fasting pantry items to download – A Greek Vegan Pantry