Monday, January 17, 2011

Song of the day

"Airplanes" by Local Natives. I was telling Little Bear about this song, and its awesome accompanying video, this weekend. Here it is!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Whole wheat crepes with fruit and nut compote

OK, I have to brag. I just made the best meal yet on my Daniel Fast! It was beautiful, delicious, nutritious, and surprisingly easy.

I made this recipe, making some substitutions for the sugar, all-purpose flour, and soy margarine with applesauce, whole wheat flour, and vegetable oil. I made the batter last night, covered it, and stashed it away in the fridge.

This morning, I concocted what turned out to be a very tasty topping/filling for the crepes:
-1 C fresh blueberries (or any other berries would be good!)
-1 sliced banana
-A dollop of no sugar added applesauce (maybe 1/3 cup or so?)
-Handful walnuts, crumbled into smaller pieces
-Enough water to make it sort of soupy
-Cinnamon (I didn't have any, but I think it would've been perfect in this.)
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Smush some of the berries with a fork. Heat on high. Allow mixture to boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Look for fruit to soften, and sauce to turn purple and thicken up a bit. Spoon into crepes. Roll crepes up. Top with remainder of sauce.

Here's how they turned out!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Daniel Fast: Day 5 Observations

I am now on day 5 of my 21 day Daniel Fast, as you probably guessed by the title of this post. So far, a few things have become very clear to me:
-I eat a LOT more food on this fast! I guess it takes a lot of vegetables, fruits, and nuts to fill me up.
-I also eat much more often- and I normally have 3 meals a day, along with a morning, afternoon, and sometimes evening snack!
-Each day, it gets a tiny bit easier.
-It's surprising how not having my one morning cup of coffee left me with a splitting headache!
-It's great how having a couple ibuprofen with breakfast helps that problem.
-And finally, God is amazing. He's showing me what sustains me; He's providing me with all I need.

Oh, and I heard this song today, and was so encouraged. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Love for the Day

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
-Lamentations 3:21-23