Tag Archives: gourmet

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Chicken Tenders

While working on the ultimate fried chicken recipe, we received a generous donation of 30 pounds of chicken breasts for our Tuesday night Party for the Hungry in Stroudsburg.  Isn’t God good?  This gave me the amazing opportunity to tweak the recipe.  While this is a chicken tender recipe, it may actually work well for […]

AT LONG LAST — LENTIL SOUP!!!!

FINALLY!!!  IT’S HERE!!! I know I promised this recipe back at the end of February, but honestly, after completing the Daniel Fast, I really wasn’t interested in any meals that did not include meat.  Now that I am past that, and the fact that my wife keeps returning to the Daniel Fast as her fast […]

Lentil Soup Recipe coming

About a week ago, I posted on my Facebook page that I would have my lentil soup recipe posted shortly.  I apologize for the delay.  I went to make it and realized too late that I had half the lentils I would normally use, so I had to make modifications that worked, but was not the actual […]

He Still Loves Me

He Still Loves Me   In 2003, the movie, The Fighting Temptations, starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Beyonce was released. It told the story of a struggling choir that made it big in the end. Members from the old R&B group, the Ojays, were in it, along with Christian rapper, T-Bone, Rue McClannahan, Melba Moore, […]