Author Archives: GAR

Quinoa Salad

Having bariatric surgery limited my amount of food choices. While I could eat many things, I found that I could not eat many of the culinary options I’d grown accustomed to, which lead me on a journey. I had to find new selections that would allow me to enjoy my foods, but were diverse enough […]

Special Needs

I know the pain of being a special needs child parent, particularly for those whose child appears normal by most. You don’t want your child viewed by others as peculiar. You recognize that there is a special stigmatism placed on people with special needs, and you don’t want your children to live under them. You […]

Chicken Sausage with Cannellini Beans

My word! It has truly been a long time since I posted a recipe here. Well I’m happy to report that I am alive and kicking! God is good and I am a truly blessed man. The following is a nice, gluten–free meal that I adapted from a Gabriele Corcos recipe I saw on Extra […]

Organic Living

A few short years ago, I began a graduate program in education. One of the first classes I took was about education and the brain. In that class, I learned about children with various “disabilities,” including attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). This piqued my interest as the parent of a child with such a disorder. […]

Coming Out of Hiding

It has been quite some time since my last post. In the interim, I completed a graduate program and am about to start applying to doctoral programs as I intend to begin one in the coming year. God has taken me through a number of upheavals and turns during the absence, showing me that regardless […]

Daniel Fast Day One

Daniel Fast Day One and I will admit that my wife and I have made some concessions this time.  As someone who has had bariatric surgery, I have to ensure that I have a certain amount of protein in my diet everyday, so I will be having a protein shake every morning for my breakfast, […]

Coming Soon! Daniel Fast 2014

Get ready, kiddies!  The blog will be getting steady updates soon as my congregation, Pleasant Valley Assembly of God, gets ready to begin our annual Daniel Fast.  I expect blessings, miracles and divine wisdom to flow as it did last year.  I will also be experimenting with new Daniel Fast recipes that I will post. […]