The traditional purpose of Lent is the penitential preparation of the believer—through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial [Wiki]. However, putting aside the religious aspect, there are several dishes that I look forward to during Lent, and that are rarely prepared in other periods of the year.

Kibbet La2teen is a Pumpkin Kebbe filled mainly with chickpeas and swiss chard. I usually wait for my aunt to make some or order them from KitchenMarket.