Honestly, I abstain from meat for days at a time without even realizing it—partially because I love vegetables and grains, but also because meat-free eating can still be hearty (not to mention inexpensive). But tell me I can’t have meat for, say, a handful of Fridays during Lent, and suddenly I’m a carnivore.
As observers of Lent know full well, the conversion to temporary pescatarian starts today, with Ash Wednesday. And as hard as it might be to avoid juicy chicken or burgers, I remind myself of all those meatless mains I crave outside of Lenten restrictions. I don’t have to eat the soggy fish sticks of my childhood nightmares; I can make ooey-gooey gratin, spicy salads, or filling frittatas. If you, too, are looking for filling meat-free meals, check out these 17 dishes. Don’t worry—the steak can wait.
For temporary pescatarians
For Temporary Vegetarians
Do you observe Lent by abstaining from meat? If so, what’s your go-to meal?