Welcome to Fresh and Faithful, a website dedicated to fresh, healthy, food and faithful parenting. I am an Orthodox Christian mother trying to make healthy meals for my family and raise virtuous children. My hobbies include cooking, playing with my children, and gardening (I’m terrible at gardening though or else this site would be named something like Fresh, Faithful, and Fruitful).
All of the recipes and recipe reviews featured on the Fresh and Faithful website are healthy and vegan for people trying to be healthier, wanting to maintain a healthy weight, or are opposed to eating animals. These recipes also double as being fast approved meals for fellow Orthodox Christians. In order to help out other Orthodox parents, I wish to provide a variety of Lenten recipes to prepare for your families. I know that, at least for our family, our go-to meals during fasting periods were PB&J sandwiches or pita bread with humus. And frankly I was just out of ideas of how to make fasting meals that were also healthy until I started trying recipes from Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year
As soon as I gave birth to my first son, I realized that there are so little resources out there for parents wanting to raise virtuous children. In the Faithful Mom tab, I will have compiled posts about parenting, saints, children, and our Church. Even though this website is specifically dedicated to Orthodox Christians, all are welcome to read and comment. We all want the best for our children and for them to develop morals and virtues no matter what religion we are. Therefore, I believe that most posts and articles could be helpful to parents that aren’t Orthodox Christians too.
There will be new content posted at least every Monday. Comments and feedback are greatly appreciated.