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Polenta “Biscuits” for the Daniel Fast

One of the foods that is often missed on the Daniel Fast is bread and crackers. This recipe for polenta “biscuits” is a nice addition to soups, stews or casseroles. Plus the tofu is rich in protein.

1/2 cup dry polenta

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper

2 12 ounce packages extra-firm tofu, drained.

1 tablespoon olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine polenta, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper on a plate. Slice the tofu into 2″ x 2″ squares (approximate). Brush tofu pieces with olive oil and dredge in polenta mixture. Transfer to baking pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed with 100 percent olive oil spray. Bake 30 minutes or until browned. Serve by laying polenta biscuits on top of stew or with soup or casserole.

Quick Tomato Sauce

This is an easy recipe for homemade tomato sauce that you can use as a base for vegetable casseroles, over 100% whole wheat pasta, or over brown rice.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium yellow onion (chopped)

2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 oz) – consider the tomatoes with herbs or roasted

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped

Saute onions in heated oil over medium heat, cooking until soft. Add tomatoes (including juice), cinnamon, and salt and pepper. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Add cilantro and simmer for 5 or 10 more minutes. Serve over pasta, rice or cooked vegetables.

Daniel Fast Cookbook – $8.95

The Daniel Fast Cookbook - $8.95

This is an eBook available for immediate download.

Everything is here in this 76-page e-cookbook for you to plan and prepare all the meals and snacks for a 21-day Daniel Fast. More than 50

Daniel Fast Cookbook

Daniel Fast Cookbook Version I

delicious and nutritious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks – all made within the Daniel Fast Guidelines. Included in the cookbook is:

  • The Daniel Fast Food List
  • Whole Grain Recipes
  • tasty Breakfasts
  • Savory Soups and Stews
  • Satisfying Casseroles
  • Hearty Salads
  • Fulfilling Snacks
  • 21-day Meal Plan
  • Menu Planning Worksheet
  • BONUS: All buyers will become an immediate member of our friendly “Daniel Fast Cookbook Community” where we share recipes, tips and praise reports about our experiences on the Daniel Fast. During the months of December and January, you will receive several emails each week with new recipes, news about the Daniel Fast, and tips and hints for being successful on the fast.

Your purchase of The Daniel Fast Cookbook – Version I is also a way you can support this site and join all those wanting to get the word out about consecrating ourselves to the Lord with prayer and fasting.

White Beans and Sauteed Vegetables

This is a very fast and flavorful dish. Add a salad and some sliced fruit and you have a very nice Daniel Fast meal!

2 cans white beans, drained

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ cup yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup celery, finely diced

½ cup carrot, finely diced

¼ cup virgin olive oil (to drizzle after beans are dished up)

  Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Drain the white beans and set aside
  2. Heat olive oil and then add all the prepared vegetables to the pan and sauté for until just done.
  3. Add beans and heat thoroughly
  4. Dish up on serving plates, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

Yield: 4 servings

Tip: It is best to cook with regular old pure olive oil – save the more costly extra virgin oil for salads, drizzling, and dipping. When cooked, extra virgin oil actually turns bitter and the great flavors are cooked away! So use the less expensive pure olive oil for sautéing and frying.

2008 Daniel Fast for Body, Soul and Spirit — $4.95

The 2008 Daniel Fast for Body, Soul and Spirit – $4.95Daniel Fast for Body Soul & Spirit

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This 54-page Daniel Fast eBook was written especially for Christian men and women who want meaning and depth to their Fast by prayerful preparation and daily journaling. The eBook includes:

  • Daniel Fast Guidelines
  • Daniel Fast Food Lists
  • Meal Planning Forms
  • Daniel Fast Recipes and Menus (updated with the weekly Daniel Fast Newsletter).
  • How to Prepare your Spirit
  • How to Prepare Your Soul
  • How to Prepare You Body
  • Journal pages to capture your reflections and insights
  • Food log to track your food and water intake
  • Fasting tips
  • Prayers and Meditations
  • Meditations and valuable insights to assure your success for the Daniel Fast.
  • Plus, a free subscription to the Daniel Fast Newsletter so you can learn of miracles, answered prayer, fasting tips, recipes, and other interesting information about the Daniel Fast

And more valuable information that will assure your success for the Daniel Fast. Included with the purchase of The 2008 Daniel Fast for Body, Soul and Spirit is ongoing email follow-ups with recipes, fasting tips, prayers, news about miracles and answered prayer and other Daniel Fast Resources.

Perhaps one of the best benefits of this eBook is that you will learn ways to walk in the spirit and separate from the flesh, just like the Scriptures call us to do. This eBook will help you focus and bring meaning and depth to your fasting experience.

The 2008 Daniel Fast for Body, Soul and Spirit is now available in the eBook form for the low cost of just $4.95

Asian Tofu Stew

This is an Asian inspired stew to serve over brown rice. The tofu is an excellent source of protein and a great addition to the Daniel Fast.

1/2         cup 100% peanut butter

2              cups vegetable broth

2              tablespoons canola oil

1              cup chopped onion

3-4          cloves garlic, minced

1              cup chopped green bell pepper

1              cup chopped carrots

2              pounds firm tofu, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

2              tablespoons soy sauce

1              teaspoon Five Spices

1              cup diced tomatoes

1              bay leaf

1/2         teaspoon thyme

1/2         teaspoon ground ginger

1              tablespoon lemon juice

6-8          cups cooked brown rice

 

  1. WHISK together the peanut butter and vegetable broth in a medium bowl until well blended.
  2. SEASON the tofu with soy sauce and Five Spices. Heat the oil in a large stew pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper and carrots. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the tofu and continue to cook, stirring often, until browned on all sides.
  4. Add the peanut butter mixture, tomatoes with liquid, thyme, bay leaf, ginger and lemon juice. Stir well. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20 or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. SEASON to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot over cooked rice.

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Celery and Peanut Butter Snacks

This may take you back to school days gone by! But eating celery stuffed with peanut butter is a great source of protein on the Daniel Fast. It’s a great snack, lunch addition or even a breakfast food for those who can draw out of the traditional lines a little bit!

Not a lot with this recipe except to use a knife to scoop peanut butter from the jar and into the indentation of celery stalks. You can sprinkle the peanut butter with extra nuts of just about any kind to add a little different flavor. But I like the on their own.

See the post about Peanut Butter and the Daniel Fast to learn about what kinds of peanut butter are acceptable.

Potato, Tofu and Green Onion Scramble

This recipe takes some time, but it’s a great breakfast meal for weekends on the Daniel Fast. You will need a blender or food processor; plus a baking dish.1/4 cup olive oil1 onion, finely chopped

4-5 green onions, chopped with the green and white parts separated

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 medium potatoes, shredded (or 2 cups of frozen shredded potatoes)

2 tsp. salt, divided

1/2 tsp. pepper, divided

2 lb. firm tofu

2-3 Tbsp. soy sauce, to taste

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and the white part of the green onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and heat for another 30 seconds.
  3. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the potatoes, 1 tsp. of the salt, and 1/4 tsp. of the pepper. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, flipping the potatoes regularly until they are well-browned.
  4. Blend the remaining salt and pepper, the tofu, and soy sauce in a food processor until they are creamy.
  5. Pour creamy mixture and the green part of the green onions over the fried potatoes and mix. Pour this mixture into a large, oiled pie or tart pan.
  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until the center is firm. Allow the frittata to cool for 10 minutes then invert onto a serving plate.

Yield: 4 Servings

Daniel Fast for Better Health

The primary purpose of the Daniel Fast is not to lose weight or improve your physical health. Rather, the Daniel Fast is like all other fasts –refraining from food for a spiritual purpose. If you are entering the fast without a spiritual intent, then you are going on a “diet.” Nothing wrong with diets! But a diet is not a fast, even though the terms seem to be synonymous these days. Fasting is a spiritual exercise that involves the abstention of food. The Daniel Fast is a “partial fast” since one does not refrain from eating, but rather from eating specific foods, but still for a spiritual purpose.

With that said, the Daniel Fast is what I like to call “the whole body experience.” Why? Because while you will gain in your spirit and your soul from the Daniel Fast, you will surely improve your body’s health, as well. That’s because the foods on the Daniel Fast are easy on the body and allows is to function in an optimum manner.

You can review the Food List for the Daniel Fast and see foods to eat include only fruits, vegetables, and water. Foods to avoid completely are sugar, processed foods, dairy products, caffeine, and alcohol and of course, meat. These are all foods that hinder the body from optimum health.

While on the Daniel Fast, your body will experience a certain level of detoxification. It will purge itself of many of the impurities and toxins in its system. While the first few days you might feel a little sluggish, you will most likely experience an increase of energy in the second week.

As you plan your Daniel Fast menus, consider the health benefits of the foods you include.

Here are just some of the benefits from specific foods:

Artichokes
Artichokes contain plant compounds known as caffeoylquinic acids, which increase the flow of bile and help to digest fats.

Beans
Beans are an excellent source of protein and actually one of the best foods to cleanse your colon and aid digestion.

Beets
Beets contain betaine, which promotes the regeneration of liver cells and the flow of bile. It also has a beneficial effect on fat metabolism.

Broccoli
Broccoli and other members of the brassica family (cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi) support the liver’s detoxification enzymes.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Food sources of vitamin C and glutathione, which are essential for detox.

Protein
Protein is required by the liver for detox. Beans, nuts, seeds, and quinoa. are just a few that you can add to your menus.

Onions and Garlic
Onions and garlic are rich in sulfur-containing compounds. Involved in sulfation, the main detox pathway for environmental chemicals and certain drugs and food additives. Helps with the elimination of harmful heavy metals from the body.

Daniel Fast Harira

The spices in this recipe give this chickpea and lentil soup its rich flavor even though it has no lamb as in the traditional dish. Harira is a great recipe for the Daniel Fast as it has nearly 15 grams of protein per serving.

2 Tbs canola oil

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

2 cups warm water

Pinch of saffron threads

1/2 tsp salt, divided

1/4 tsp peeled fresh ginger, minced

1/4 tsp ground red pepper

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

2 garlic clove, minced

2 cups organic mushroom broth

1 1/2 cups chopped and seeded plum tomatoes

1/2 cup dried small red lentils

2 15 oz. cans no-salt-added chickpeas, drained

3 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro

3 Tbs chopped fresh parsley

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium heat. Add onion and celery and saute 4 minutes or until tender
  2. Combine 2 cups warm water and saffron, let stand 2 minutes.
  3. Add 1/4 tsp salt, ginger, red pepper, cinnamon, and garlic. Cook 1 minute.
  4. Add saffron water mixture, broth, tomato, lentils, and chickpeas. Bring to boil then reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  5. Stir in cilantro, parsley, and remaining 1/4 tsp salt.

Yield: 4 servings

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