My dear friend, Matushka Elizabeth Perdomo, has begun collecting Lenten recipes on her website. So many of the recipes look so very delicious that I thought I'd give her a plug -- go and see for yourself! Click here for her website.
And while you're drooling over the recipes, get out your checkbook and donate to her parish's food pantry. In this time of Lent, when we are supposed to be praying more, eating less to learn control of passions, and expressing our charity more by giving alms, here is a perfect opportunity to give from the blessings you've received, to those less fortunate and need nutritious food to eat.
Matushka is a old, old Russian word which basically means Little Mother and is an honorific used as a sign of respect and love for the wife of a priest. Every Orthodox culture has its own word for the wife of a priest: for example, in Arabic, its Khouriya; and in Greek, Presvytera.