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Old Feb 24, '12, 12:18 pm
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I've always thought pita bread had a nice Middle-Eastern atmosphere about it.
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Old Feb 24, '12, 12:21 pm
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I found a recipe for Ezekiel bread in a bread machine in addition to the one posted by lizaanne. okay, bread machines are likely for the lazy, but I just do what I can!

http://breadmachinerecipe.net/ezekie...achine-recipe/
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Old Feb 24, '12, 12:48 pm
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I found a recipe for Ezekiel bread in a bread machine in addition to the one posted by lizaanne. okay, bread machines are likely for the lazy, but I just do what I can!

http://breadmachinerecipe.net/ezekie...achine-recipe/
There ya go! Good plan!

You are always likely to enjoy something you make with your own hands anyway. And the smell of fresh bread in the house.....nothing like it in the world.

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Old Feb 24, '12, 1:00 pm
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Trader Joes Ezekiel bread is really good.
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Old Feb 24, '12, 1:53 pm
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Who is to say that the person is doing this more than a day or two? Please.

People need to know their own limitations and health risks. Who is to say that other options aren't there?

Those who do serious athletics choose different food, etc than those who merely want to run a mile or two a day. The 1-2'er doesn't need half the GNC store like the Olympic dreamer does.

What constitutes a serious fast? That bread is expensive... ~30 bucks for 24 oz. Can't see that being a very cheap fast if truly serious in length.

Some of us can only afford "cheap, white bread", btw. Especially in comparison with that meal-in-a-slice price.

Anyone who starts a "serious" fast without understanding what they're doing probably needs to rethink certain things anyway. As for me, I'll keep eating cheap white bread because paying 30+ for 24oz is on par with oxygen deprivation at birth.
I have never seen 100% whole grain breads selling for appreciably more than cheap, white bread. Even if it were twice the price, the day of a bread/water fast would cost little enough, food-wise, to allow a premium for more nutritious bread. Try Roman Meal or something.
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Old Feb 24, '12, 2:57 pm
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I have never seen 100% whole grain breads selling for appreciably more than cheap, white bread. Even if it were twice the price, the day of a bread/water fast would cost little enough, food-wise, to allow a premium for more nutritious bread. Try Roman Meal or something.
The OP question was indicating one day. I answered in that regard. I looked up Ezekiel bread and it's all expensive if pre-made. No idea what the components would run, plus the grinder, plus the necessary tools for bread making- none of which I have. I have no desire to eat the stuff nor spend the money otherwise.

I'd rather wreck my body than put my weekly food allotment into more food to barely eat. That just seems retarded. I'd rather give that saved money as part of alms or something.

Gucci fasting bread. LOL.
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Old Feb 24, '12, 4:38 pm
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If you were going to do bread and water fasting for a day, what type of bread would you choose?

I would like to choose something that I've seen referred to as "rough artisan bread" but I'm not sure what that means. any suggestions or recipes?

i'm pretty certain that spending $6 on a loaf at Great Harvest or grabbing a loaf of IronKids isn't in the right spirit!

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Pretzels are the traditional Catholic food during fasting periods.

The arms of the pretzel are intended to appear as a person crossing their arms in prayer, and/or when receiving the Eucharist when kneeling.

Snyders of Hannover brand has a line of pretzels made only salt, water, and wheat. They also have the same with some brassica flower oil (canola).


Giving a nod to the Ezekiel bread mentioned.... That stuff is wonderfully healthy for you. There happens to be a seller of Ezekiel bread distributing all over the United States.
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Old Feb 24, '12, 4:43 pm
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I asked my priest if we could consider Guinness part of the fasting regimen. I got the "you're pushing it, guy" look.
Guinness is filtered and fined. It has very little nutrative value... certainly not what it had even 20-years ago. A 22-oz bottle of export stout if you must (without the widget), but homebrew and/or unfiltered micro- and craftbrews are right up that alley.

It is the yeast and the colloidal proteins that you are after... filtered and fined beer has almost none of these.


Perhaps a bottle of Chimay or other Trappist ale on Sunday night is called for.
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Old Feb 24, '12, 5:19 pm
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I made Ezekiel bread one year. Its extremely dense, but it tastes OK and the ingredients were inexpensive (we already had the beans and wheat berries in 5 gallon buckets left over from Y2K ). I recall it being easier to make than "normal" bread, too.
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Soft Pretzels are traditional Lenten fare. Recipes for Lent:


http://arsorandi.blogspot.com/search...s%20for%20Lent
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Old Feb 24, '12, 9:32 pm
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I would say, 'Something you like."

Just go the bakery counter at the grocery store and grab something that looks good. Maybe you like sourdough, maybe you prefer whole wheat. Could be one of those big round loafs or a baguette. Or some dense chewy pumpernickel. It's only for a day; I wouldn't stress out worrying about balanced nutrition.

Reminds of something someone posted several years ago about bread-and-water diet on Fridays. This woman said she was in the lunchroom at work and someone asked her if that was all she was having. She said, yes, just bread and water. Immediately the questioner wanted all the details of this diet plan. As soon as she found out it was for Lent - religious reasons - she lost interest and dismissed it as silly! But if it was a weight loss diet, she would have been all ears.

On second thought - freak people out. Buy a box of Matzohs!!
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The OP question was indicating one day. I answered in that regard. I looked up Ezekiel bread and it's all expensive if pre-made. No idea what the components would run, plus the grinder, plus the necessary tools for bread making- none of which I have. I have no desire to eat the stuff nor spend the money otherwise.
Well - this thread is not about you, is it.

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I'd rather wreck my body than put my weekly food allotment into more food to barely eat. That just seems retarded. I'd rather give that saved money as part of alms or something.

Gucci fasting bread. LOL.
Sarcastic and insulting -- really not all that charitable doncha think? I think everyone got your point from your previous post. No need to keep going on about it.

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Old Feb 25, '12, 9:05 am
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Soft Pretzels are traditional Lenten fare. Recipes for Lent:


http://arsorandi.blogspot.com/search...s%20for%20Lent
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When I fast on bread and water I usually eat whole-grain bread. It's much better for keeping up strength.
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Old Feb 26, '12, 10:11 am
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I just saw Ezekiel bread in the freezer case of the Organic section of my local grocery store (Kroger) yesterday, for $3.99 a loaf. That's less than what I pay for a loaf of my whole grain regular every day bread!! When I do my big shopping this coming weekend, I may try a loaf, it sounds very good. I bet it makes great toast.

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