Category Gareth speaks from the Kitchen

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Hot Chocolate

I made this today, experimenting, and it came out awesome, so I thought I’d post it.  Is it hot chocolate or cocoa?  All I know is that it’s good.  Sorry, no pictures yet, I just wanted to get it down.  I will update the post with pictures the next time I make it.  I’m sure […]

Basic Rice Pilaf

RICE PILAF One of the first “gourmet” dishes I  learned to make was rice pilaf.  I borrowed a cookbook from one of my aunts, shortly after high school, because I wanted to learn how to cook for myself.  I used it over the years, eventually tweaking it to use organic ingredients.  It is one of […]

Bean Salad

My wife and I are entering our third week of our Daniel fast, which began on August 4th, and it has been a rough ride.  I admit that I went off the fast one day, using the excuse that my nephew was over helping me out, to cover for my taking him to breakfast for […]

Simple Vegetarian Chili

Okay, yesterday, we roasted vegetables and made an awesome veggie broth from those vegetables.  (As Anne Burrel says, “Brown food tastes good!”)  I promised you that I would post a vegetarian chili recipe to give those vegetables one more life, and here I am to deliver on that promise! So, at this point, you should […]