Daniel: Fast Food Options Chipotle

Fast Food Options: Chipotle’s Burrito Bowl
For those of you who may not always have the time or patience to cook an entire meal we’ll offer you a few “Fast Food Options” for you to consider while on The Daniel Fast.
This weeks featured Fast Food Option is Chipotle’s Burrito Bowl.
Instead of ordering a salad, order a burrito bowl with any of the following available ingredients.
  • Guacamole
  • Brown Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Fajita Veggies
  • Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa
  • Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa
  • Lettuce

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Daniel: Squash Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Tangerine-Rosemary Vinaigrette
Recipe from:FoodNetwork.com (courtesy of Marcela Valladolid)
  • 1 1/2   lbs. Butternut squash
  • 3   tsp Rosemary, fresh
  • 6   cups Spinach, fresh loosely packed
  • 4   Tangerines
  • 1   Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4   tbsp. Olive oil, extra-virgin
About this recipe
This “Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Tangerine-Rosemary Vinaigrette” featured on FoodNetwork.com is a wonderful way to up your salad game! For the purpose of The Daniel Fast, do not use the dried cranberries because they are loaded with sugar. But, if you need a little crunch, add sunflower seeds or crushed walnuts atop this warm salad-y goodness.

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Daniel: Fried Cabbage

  • 1   Head of Cabbage
  • 1   Large Vidalia Onion
  • 2   Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2   Tbsp. Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  1. Remove the outermost layer of the cabbage’s leaves.
  2. With a large, sharp knife, cut the cabbage in half then cut out and discard the core.
  3. With the cabbage laid flat on a cutting board, slice the cabbage into 1/4 inch thick slices. (Cut long slices in half)
  4. Place sliced cabbage into a large bowl of cool water. Soak for 20 minutes to clean.
  5. Peel onion and slice thinly.
  6. Rinse and drain cabbage.
  7. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat.
  8. Once the pan is hot, add the sliced onion to the pan.
  9. When the onions nearly translucent, add the sliced cabbage to the pan and cover. Allow the cabbage to cook about 5 minutes.
  10. Stir the cabbage in the pan.  If any additional cabbage is remaining, add it to the pan and allow it to cook another 5 minutes.
  11. Add the salt and pepper to the cabbage mixture. Replace the lid and allow the cabbage to cook until the leaves are tender are bright in color. Continue to stir the cabbage often to avoid sticking.
  12. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Remove the cabbage from the pan and serve warm.
This recipe is almost certain to be a new family favorite anytime of the year.  Cabbage is a very inexpensive vegetable and it cooks quickly.  For an additional kick, try adding a pinch of dried red pepper flakes.

Daniel: Roasted Root Veggies

  • 3   Small Golden or Red Skinned Potatoes
  • 1   Vidalia Onions
  • 2   Large Carrot
  • 2   Tomatoes
  • 2   Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2   Tbs. Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbs. Fresh Parsley (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean and dry the potatoes, then cut into halves or quarters (depending on the size).
  3. Peel, rinse and dry the carrots. Cut into 1/2 inch rounds.
  4. Clean and dry the tomatoes. Cut into quarters.
  5. Peel the onion and cut into large pieces.
  6. Add the vegetables to a large bowl, along with the salt and olive oil.
  7. Mix ingredients thoroughly.
  8. Add to a cookie sheet or shallow baking dish in an even layer.
  9. Roast (uncovered) in the oven for 30-45 minutes, or until all vegetables are cooked through.
  10. If additional salt is needed add a small amount of sea salt to warm vegetables.
  11. Top with chopped parsley prior to serving garnish.
If you’re looking for a no-fuss, hearty meal, roasted veggies is the way to go. This meal will work well if you’re doing the variation of The Daniel Fast that allows you to consume olive oil. Make sure you read the labels for additives and such.

Daniel: Hot “Not” Tea

  • Water
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  1. Pour hot water into a mug
  2. Cut a lemon into slices (as much as you like)
  3. Cut a lime into slices (as much as you like)
  4. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and lime into the mug of hot water
  5. Add the lemon and lime slices, as well as, 2 to 3 whole mint leaves to the mug
Since The Daniel Fast specifies that the only beverage those who are fasting should consume is water, this beverage will help warm your insides on cold winter days.

Daniel: Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 – 1/2 lbs. Potatoes
  • 32 oz. Organic Vegetable Stock
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt
  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes. This does not have to be exact.
  2. Place chopped potatoes into a large stock pot.
  3. Pour vegetable stock in the pot over the potatoes.
  4. Add water to the pot. If potatoes are not covered, add an additional cup of water.
  5. Boil potatoes until they are soft.
  6. Transfer potatoes into a large mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher.
  7. Ladle one spoon of vegetable stock from pot into bowl with potatoes. Continue mashing the potatoes.
  8. Repeat STEP 7 until the potatoes are smooth, or the texture you prefer.
  9. Add salt to taste.
This recipe is a healthy twist on an old favorite. Once the fast is over, try making it with chicken stock. You probably won’t event miss the traditional butter and milk.

Abraham’s Top Secret Mission

“Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah.
Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
Genesis 22:9
Has God ever asked you to do something so nuts-o that you couldn’t tell anyone about it? I mean, folk would seriously have you committed, or arrested, if they knew. Something so radical, that you had to do it first, or at least make an irreversible commitment, before even hinting to anyone about it.
Sure you consulted God’s Word and your “go-to” Godly counsel people (I hope) to make sure you weren’t completely out of your mind, but after that, you told no one.
Well that’s what happened to Abraham. He had a secret mission from God that he literally told no one about. Because they would’ve locked him up! Of course I’m talking about the infamous story where God provided a ram in the bush (Genesis 22) to sacrifice instead of his son. The son they prayed for all those years, the son of the promise, the son through whom a bunch of Ancestry.com leaves are supposed to come.
Y’all know he didn’t tell that boy’s mamma where he was going that day! And when it was over; after Abraham untied his son, you know he told him, “Now don’t tell you mom what happened today and we’ll stop and get Fig Newton’s on the way home.” Let my husband tell me God told him to kill my son. I do not think so!
Just as a side note, I wonder if Isaac looked at his dad differently after that adventure. I mean, if my dad tied me up, held a knife over me and was about to “sacrifice” me, I’m not going no where else with dad. EVER!
Anyway, here’s a few examples of why you just can’t tell people the sometimes strange things God asks you to do.
Once God led me to walk 60 miles in 3 days in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. A worthy cause right? When I told people what I was doing, after I signed up by the way, although most people were supportive, I was met with some negative responses like “Why are you doing that?” and “Humph! I couldn’t do that. That’s doing too much.” Then, earlier this year, I told someone really close to me that I was doing The Daniel Fast, and they said, “Oh yeah? Well we’ll see how that goes.”
Really? I mean can a sista get some love here?
The point is, as you’re fasting this Lenten season, whatever it entails, tell only those people who are sure to support and encourage you. There will be some days when you’ll need to be uplifted and some when you’ll need some accountability. But whatever you do, don’t tell the naysayers.
If, by chance, you’ve already been unfortunate enough to have made that mistake, it’s okay. Acknowledge that they hurt your feelings for not being supportive, choose not to talk to them about it anymore and don’t hold it against them.
Once it’s all over, you can have some Fig Newtons.
pattersonphoto (Contributing Writer: Marlena Patterson)