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Planning your Lenten meals – fish or vegan?

Lent is the period where we reflect on Jesus Christ and the time He spent in the wilderness enduring temptation.

For us Catholics, the Lenten period is a time of prayer, fasting and repentance. In Roman Catholic history, it was a rule to abstain from meat and consume fish. Always remember when you are choosing your seafood to purchase your fresh fish/seafood at a vendor who stores his/her catch on ice. Ask the vendor what day the item was caught.

When selecting fish, ensure it has a firm and shiny skin. Ideally, if you poke the flesh, it should bounce back and not have a sticky feeling. This applies to shrimp as well.

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