Daniel Fast Guides, Recipes and Testimonial

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Daniel Fast – Rice & Beans with Homemade Salsa

Ingredients

1 Romaine Lettuce
1 cup of Pinto Beans
1/4 cup Brown Rice
1 /2 Avocado
1/4 cup Homemade Salsa (see below)
1 /2 lemon
1/4 cup cilantro

Salsa

1/4 Bell Pepper
3 Green Onions
1/4 Yellow Onion
2 Roma Tomatoes
1 Jalapeno
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tbsp. Black pepper
1 dash of Cumin

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Daniel Fast – Potatoes For Dinner

The potatoes pictured in this post were baked, cooled, cut into squares then sautéed with a tablespoon of coconut oil and seasoning. This is a very simple meal to prepare and the results are delicious!

Ingredients
2 medium baked Yellow Potatoes
1-2 cups sliced Mushrooms
1 medium Tomatoes
5 stems Green Onion
1 tbsp. Coconut Oil

Seasoning
Garlic Powder
Salt
Pepper

Instructions

After the potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, and green onions are cut and sliced, add the coconut oil to a sauté pan with the potatoes and mushrooms. Sautee in medium heat. After five minutes or when the mushrooms are tender, add the tomatoes and green onions. Next, add the seasoning and sauté for another three minutes.

The potatoes were baked and refrigerated the previous day but they don’t need to be prebaked. You can use raw potatoes instead.  Cook them separately in high heat before adding other ingredients. You can substitute the coconut oil with half a cup of water or 1-2 tbsp. of olive oil.

Here is a Perfect Sautéed Potatoes Recipe that includes olive oil. Only natural oils are allowed on the Daniel Fast. Keep in mind that processed oils and deep fried foods are not allowed.

Note:
The image doesn’t display the entire quantity cooked.  There were leftovers for lunch the next day that were reheated with a cup of peas.

Click here for the permissible foods list.
Click here a our Daniel Fast grocery list.

Don’t forget to schedule some extra time to pray for your needs and for the salvation of your friends and family.

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Daniel Fast – Sam’s Choice Quick Cook Barley & Quinoa

Today I tried Sam’s Choice Quick Cook Barley & Quinoa. The advertisement states that this product may be used for sweet or savory meals.  As part of my Daniel Fast eating plan, it was predetermined that I would have this for breakfast, so this morning I started by following the package instructions.  After it was cooked, I added cinnamon, banana, walnuts and almonds to the barley and quinoa mixture.

I have to admit, this was not one of my favorite meals.  The barley and oats were a little bland and the water added to boil turned slightly bitter.  It could have used a little more sweetness for sure. Adding grapes or blueberries might have helped.

I’m concluding that this product should not be written off but might be better served as a savory meal instead.  Next time I’ll try adding vegetables to it for a lunch or dinner meal.  I will keep you posted.

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Daniel Fast – Peruano Beans

Today’s lunch was a bowl of Verde Valle Peruano Beans with avocado, oregano and green onions.

To prepare, follow package instructions.

  • soak overnight
  • boil until tender
  • add seasoning (salt, garlic, onion, cumin, paprika)
  • add topping (tomato, green onions, avocado, chives)
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Daniel Fast – Ultragrain Elbows with Quinoa

Pasta is permissible during the Daniel Fast, just make sure the package says whole grain.  There should be no additives or preservatives listed in the ingredients, so please read the labels. Tonight’s dinner was made with Ultragrain Elbows with Quinoa.  A product made by Hodgson Mill.  You can find this at your local Save Mart supermarket.

Ingredients as listed on package:

Whole Wheat Flour, Durum Flour, Quinoa Flour

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Daniel Fast -Not Your Usual Breakfast

This is not your usual breakfast.  Salad is not the first thing that most people think about in the morning, but the New Life Prayer and Fasting Journey is an unusual time, requiring us to do unusual things. Whatever your prayer and fasting goals are they will require a change. Change demands us to stop doing what we normally do by replacing our old habits with new ones.

The word fast in Hebrew means to abstain from food.  The purpose of fasting is to demonstrate repentance and making supplication to God through self-denial, allowing the Spirit of God to predominate.   It is a time to prioritize the Spirit over the flesh.

Don’t worry, I’m not advocating that you have salad for breakfast but in preparing for the Daniel Fast I wanted to give this a try.  I took the baked sweet potato recipe from the previous day and modified it.  Baked sweet potatoes were already in my refrigerator so I peeled and cut one up into squares, then I sautéed the squares with 2 tsp of coconut oil while adding salt, pepper, garlic and Kirkland Organic No Salt Seasoning.

For the salad I added Organic Spring Mix, tomatoes, avocado, peas and walnuts.  I drizzled a tiny bit of extra virgin olive oil over the salad and with fresh lemon juice.  Lemon is a quick and easy dressing for salads anytime.

Honesty the savory sweet potatoes with the salad was delicious.  I almost wish I ate this way all the time.  All it takes is a little bit of planning.

Daniel Fast – Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are a sweet treat during a Daniel Fast and they are easy to prepare.

Benefits

According to livescience.com, due to the color-pigmented vitamins, sweet potatoes are high in anti-inflammatory benefits. One sweet potato contains about half of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Vitamins A and E also support a healthy immune system and are powerful, disease-fighting antioxidants.

Listed below is a quick and easy recipe found on bawarchi.com.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes.
  • Parboil the sweet potato wedges in boiling water for around 5 mins.
  • Drain the excess water and transfer them into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Line a baking tray with wax paper and arrange these wedges over it.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins on 200 degrees C.
  • Drizzle it with lemon juice just before serving it.
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Daniel Fast – Cooked Oatmeal

Since oatmeal is a grain, it’s a permissible food on the Daniel Fast. However, packaged oatmeal should be avoided. Packaged oatmeal products often contain sugars, artificial chemicals, and food additives which are things to stay away from. Also, sweeteners are not allowed on the Daniel Fast. Adding honey, sugar or sugar substitutes to your oatmeal is not an option. Instead, try adding your favorite fruit and nut toppings to home-cooked oatmeal. Toppings such as bananas, walnuts, almonds, strawberries, blueberries, raisins or pears. You may even add cinnamon and nutmeg for flavor if you’d like.

Oatmeal Benefits

According to Daily Natural Remedies, whole foods like oatmeal are often recommended for their beneficial effects on the digestive tract. While it’s known for its high fiber content, oatmeal is an excellent option to consider in terms of satiation and delayed gastric emptying. Along with a large quantity of fiber, oats offer many different nutrients and are low on calories.

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Daniel Fast – Grocery List

Daniel Fast – No Deep Fried Foods

Unfortunately, even though the Daniel Fast allows the inclusion of oils such as coconut oil and olive oil, deep fried foods are not permissible.  That means that deep fried tortilla chips are not allowed.  Baked chips are fine.  Here is a link to a whole wheat tortilla recipe.  After cooking your tortillas, try baking them in the oven for crispy tortilla chips.  I enjoy tortillas chips with homemade guacamole, salsa or hummus.  If you don’t want to go through all the trouble try carrot or celery sticks.