Sunday, January 18, 2015

Banana Date "Milk Shake" (DF, GF)

This is SOOOOO  tasty as a banana date "milk shake" !!!!  

I also made it thinner to use as "milk" for my overnight oats during the Daniel Fast.  Just add another 1 or 1-1/2 cups of water, depending on how thin you want it.
Adapted from this recipe.

1 cup water
4 medium to large very ripe bananas, sliced
8 dates, chopped
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix everything in a blender until smooth.

My favorite food processor is the KitchenAid  7-Cup Food Processor

For blenders, I use both the  Vitamix Blender and Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender

because you, Lord, are supreme forever.
Psalm 92:8 (GNT)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Spicy Bulgur Kidney Bean Chili (DF)

This is on the spicy side, so reduce the chili powder or eliminate the chipotle powder if you want a milder chili.

The bulgur creates a "ground beef" texture in the chili.

My dad and sister-in-law LOVED this, they thought the bulgur added a nice texture and did not think it was TOOO spicy; although, they would not want it any spicier !!!

1/3 cup dry bulgur
1 onion, chopped
2 tsp minced jar garlic
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cans kidney beans, with liquid
1 can corn, with liquid
1 cup water or veggie broth
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp ground cumin
2 Tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp chipotle powder
1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 can diced tomatoes, with liquid


Place all ingredients (EXCEPT tomatoes) in a crockpot and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or high for 4 to 6 hours.
Add the can of tomatoes when there is about 1 hour left of cooking time.

Estimated Nutritional Value per serving based on 10 servings:  Calories 154,  Total Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 455mg, Carbs 31.8g, Fiber 8.9g, Sugars 5.7g, Protein 7.6g

How great are your actions, Lord! How deep are your thoughts!

Psalm 92:5 (GNT)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Pineapple Beans and Rice (DF, GF)

This has a mild curry flavor with a sweetness from the raisins and pineapple.  I like using pineapple tidbits because they are smaller than the chunks.


1 cup dry brown rice
1 can adzuki beans, with liquid (or red kidney beans)
1 - 20 oz can pineapple chunks or tidbits, with liquid (no sugar)
1/2 cup raisins
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamom

Place all ingredients in a rice cooker and cook until done.

I really like the Rival 6-cup Rice Cooker w/Steamer.   It makes cooking rice SOOO easy.  I just put all the ingredients in the cooker .  So my rice dish is complete with spices and veggies when the rice is cooked.  The 6 cup isn't a big rice cooker, but it is plenty for 2 people.  

Estimated Nutritional Value per serving based on 8 servings:  Calories 277,  Total Fat .8g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 124mg, Carbs 63.8g, Fiber 2.1g, Sugars 12.9g, Protein 4.2g

Your mighty deeds, O Lord, make me glad;  because of what you have done, I sing for joy.
Psalm 92:4 (GNT)

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Getting ready for the Daniel Fast ??

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You can get more details and order here.