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Old 01.08.2011, 19:22
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Easy to make recipes to break fast with

Alas...after 24 years I have found myself in the position of being alone during the month of Ramadan. This means I need to grow up and cook for myself.

It is also some of the longest fasts I've had to do. 03h30 until 21h08 So by the end my energy will be very down. Thanks to my Mother and and more recently Wife who would never complain about their lack of energy when cooking lovely things for me

So I'm looking for easy, quick, nutritious and most importantly delicious recipes for me to, or attempt to, cook during this most blessed of months...well until my Wife is back at least

I will also be testing out the local mosque's cuisine for the first time in my life...I shall report back

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Old 01.08.2011, 20:16
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Re: Easy to make recipes to break fast with

I don't know how these things work. Are you allowed cook during the day and save the food until the fast ends at 9pm?
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:24
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I don't know how these things work. Are you allowed cook during the day and save the food until the fast ends at 9pm?
Yes you can. You just can't eat, drink, have any sexual activity or smoke during daylight hours.
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:36
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Re: Easy to make recipes to break fast with

Make a stew or chilli con carne. Leave in the oven on 110c covered for the duration of the fast. On breaking the fast prepare some simple White rice and enjoy.


Do a BBQ. Marinate chicken thighs and wings for 24 hours in spices mixed with yoghurt. Then put on BBQ and they're ready in minutes.
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:37
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Re: Easy to make recipes to break fast with

I'd recommend porridge (I've just talked about it with a friend 2 hours ago!). I don't really like it but it has a low glycemic index and will keep you going for a while.

http://ginews.blogspot.com/2005/11/l...-of-month.html
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:38
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And if you don't want to eat meat, try smoked salmon scrambled eggs. Scramble some eggs with some cream and add torn smoked salmon or any flaked smoked fish like mackerel. Serve with sour cream mixed with chopped chervil or tarragon or even chives. And toasted bread and butter of course.
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:39
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I'd recommend porridge (I've just talked about it with a friend 2 hours ago!). I don't really like it but it has a low glycemic index and will keep you going for a while.

http://ginews.blogspot.com/2005/11/l...-of-month.html
True. However that's better for starting the fast. And for that, having fasted before, I'd recommend a steak and nothing else. Takes forever to break down.
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:42
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I'd recommend porridge (I've just talked about it with a friend 2 hours ago!). I don't really like it but it has a low glycemic index and will keep you going for a while.

http://ginews.blogspot.com/2005/11/l...-of-month.html
Add crushed almonds and seeds (sunflower, pumpkin and linseed) and some chopped dry fruit for extra nutrition and long lasting calories.
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:47
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I'd recommend porridge (I've just talked about it with a friend 2 hours ago!). I don't really like it but it has a low glycemic index and will keep you going for a while.
Quaker Oats biggest business outside the US and UK is Saudi during Ramadan, so you won't be alone!
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Quaker Oats biggest business outside the US and UK is Saudi during Ramadan, so you won't be alone!
Which is ironic because they're far too processed to do what they're meant to. You want slow cook oats for the really low GI.
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:50
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Yes the thicker coarser the better for slow release of energy. I mix 1 pack of the thick rolled oats from Coop (red packet) and 1 pack normal oats. Just right.
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:51
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Quaker Oats biggest business outside the US and UK is Saudi during Ramadan, so you won't be alone!
I've got some Scott's and some quakars in the cupboard


Those saudi's don't know what a real fast is. Sunset is at 7pm there
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Old 01.08.2011, 20:52
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And if you don't want to eat meat, try smoked salmon scrambled eggs. Scramble some eggs with some cream and add torn smoked salmon or any flaked smoked fish like mackerel. Serve with sour cream mixed with chopped chervil or tarragon or even chives. And toasted bread and butter of course.
I shouldn't have read this. It sounds sublime.
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I shouldn't have read this. It sounds sublime.
Only 14 minutes left for today!
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Only 14 minutes left for today!
Usually the longest 14 minutes of a fast though
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awesome food
And any further awesome food recommendations (aside from porridge) will be all the more awesome as well as easier to eat wrapped in a flour tortilla. As everything is.
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My family in South Africa are having it 'easy' this year as it is winter there and days are short. Hard for you. What do Muslims do in the far Northern countries?
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The sun has set just now..... Bonne appétit Porsch
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Which is ironic because they're far too processed to do what they're meant to. You want slow cook oats for the really low GI.
The ready cook ones, like the microwave ones are, but the normal Scotts and Quaker aren't processed much...
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