What are you eating before the fast?


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What are you eating before the fast?

AdinaA | | Aug 8, 2011 07:27 AM

I am a big proponent of pre-fast meals that are salt-free, high in protein, and include vegetables and noodles. Vegetables and noodles release water slowly as they are digested. "Heavy" protein and fat meals stick to your ribs.

I also see the pre-fast as a pretext for eating a really rich chocolate mousse.

Salt-free, because salt is a diuretic.

Kashered meat is therefore out. I don't do fish since (not in your mother's day, but in in recent years) almost all fish are dipped in a light saline solution before being sent to market. You can't tell whether the fish you are buying has been salted in this way just by looking.

So I make a noodle dish with a red sauce and lots of salt-free white cheese. Friendship makes both cottage and farmer that are widely distributed.

And then I serve a really rich mousse, heavy cream, butter, whole eggs. Yum. Most commercial ice creams have added salt.

I'm curious to hear your solutions. On beyond (I mean before) eggs and ashes.

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