Today is the feast day of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. It is considered a strict fast day, and some people will not eat (or drink!) anything the entire day. Another interesting custom I learned about only just recently, many people will not eat anything on a plate since St. John’s head was served on a platter. I also read some people do not eat anything “head-like” today, such as a head of cabbage or lettuce. Yet another custom is to not cut anything on this day, so veggies that need to be cut for a meal are cut the night before.
Coincidentally, there is no cutting involved in the recipe I’m posting tonight (but it’s not an oil-free recipe, so it still should be saved for another day).
It’s always funny to me having a strict fast on a feast day…I mean, I get it, but still….