Tomorrow marks the beginning of Lent. In my own tradition, this means meatless Wednesdays and Fridays although fishy items are allowed. For the Orthodox, this means no flesh and no fat. The Baptists will have to give up the medicinal beer.

What are some good budget-stretching meals for Lent? Is Lent important foodwise in your Christian walk? If you aren't Christian, still probably have a good veggie soup recipe. ;)