United Christian Fellowship Church in Palmdale, CA is engaging in a corporate 21 Day “Daniel Diet”. By preparing our minds and bodies, we “Expect To Win. The following recipes follow the guidelines set by our Bishop, Kalem Kengaa.
Foods to Avoid
Pasta dishes with cheese or cream sauce
Croissants, Bagels, all breads
Ice Cream, All dairy products
High Fat Cheese
Vegetables cooked in butter, cheese or cream sauces
Canned Fruit, Fruit Pies
Whole Milk, Butter, Eggs, Stick Margarine
Pork, Beef, Veal, Lamb, Fish, Organ Meats
Foods to Eat
Whole -grain brown rice
Oat Meal, Cream of Wheat, Malt-O-Meal
Raisin Bran, Kix, Wheaties, Corn Flakes, Cheerios
Pinto, Kidney Beans, Black Eye Peas, Navy Beans, Lima Beans, Lentils, Most dried beans, Black, etc
Sweet Potatoes, Yams
Fresh, Frozen, Baked or Steamed Vegetables, Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Cabbage, Spinach
Water, (ideally Kangen water), Distilled water
Rice Milk, Almond Milk, Honey, Stevia
Daniel Diet Recipe #1 – Curried Vegetable Stir Fry
1 – 16 oz bag of stir-fry vegetables; 3 cups of cabbage, thinly sliced; 1 chopped jalapeno pepper; 1 tbsp Olive oil; 1 tbsp Curry powder; 2 Tsp Light Soy sauce or Braggs; 1tsp black pepper.
Heat oil in frying pan at medium high heat; Stir in cabbage for 2 minutes; Add stir fry vegetables, jalapeno pepper; Mix and stir together for 2 minutes; Add curry powder and black pepper, stir; Add soy sauce or Braggs, stir for 3 minutes; Serve hot
Daniel Diet Recipe #2: Vegetable Soup
3/4 cup of olive oil; 2 onions (peeled & chopped); 2 carrots (peeled & chopped); 2 celery stalks; salt & pepper; 1 bunch parsley; 2 or 3 cabbage leaves; 1 bunch spinach; 1/4 cup tomato paste; 3/4 cup cooked white beans
1. Pour 1/3 of olive oil in deep pot, heat; add half each; onions, carrots, celery; and cook until soften; add 1/2 of remaining oil and repeat above; season w/ salt & pepper, add the last of the oil with parsley, cabbage. Cook; 2. Add the tomato paste; partially mash the beans; add to the pot. add bean liquid and water 3. Keep cooking until all vegetables are tender
Daniel Diet Recipe #3: Lettuce Wrap
2 ripe avocados; 3 tomatoes, diced; 1/2 jalapeno, diced; 2 tsp. yellow onion, diced; 3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced; 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped; 2 tsp. lime juice; 6-8 large romaine lettuce leaves
Mash the avocados; Add remaining ingredients and stir; Spread 2 – 3 tablespoons of mixture onto leaves and wrap. Serve with black beans and sliced mangoes
Daniel Diet Recipe #4: Stuffed Peppers
1 green bell pepper; 1 yellow or orange bell pepper; 4 tbsp olive oil; 2 onions chopped; 2 garlic cloves, crushed; 1/2 cup blanched almonds, chopped; 1/2 cup brown rice or whole grain blended rice; chopped tomatoes (peeled and seeded); 1/2 ounce parsley, chopped; salt & pepper.
Pre-heat oven 375 F; cut in half the peppers. scoop out the seeds, brush the peppers with 1 tbsp of oil and bake on a baking sheet for 15 minutes. Place peppers in an oven-proofed dish and season with salt and pepper or any of the non0salt seasoning; Saute the onions in the remaining oil; add garlic and chopped almonds and saute for another minute; Remove the pan from the heat and stir in rice, chopped tomato and parsley; Season well and spoon the mixture into pepper halves
Daniel Diet Recipe #5: Fruit Salad
1 fresh pear, apple, orange and tangerine; 2/3 cup of mixed berries; 1/4 tsp cinnamon; 2 tbsp honey; 2 tbsp lemon juice
Peel and core the pear and apple; cut them into cubes; Peel the orange, removing the pits and cut into wedges; Same for tangerines; Place fruit in a bowl; Sprinkle with cinnamon mix; Stir in honey; Serve cold.
Note: There are two references to fasting in the biblical book of Daniel from which the “Daniel Fast” is drawn. Daniel chapter 1 describes how Daniel and his three friends ate only vegetables and drank only water. (Daniel 1:12-15] At the end of a ten day trial period, Daniel and his three friends appeared healthier than their peers who ate the rich foods from the royal table. In Daniel chapter 10, Daniel fasts again, abstaining from “choice food,” meat, and wine. (Daniel 10:3). You too, can gain a healthier body and clearer mind by following this “fast” in moderation.
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