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Danial Fast Menu – Week 1

Menu – Week 1      
  January Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sunday 16 Fruit Smoothie Sweet Potato, Corn and Potato and Leek Soup
      Black Bean Hash Green Salad
Monday 17 Cream of Wheat Barley and Black Bean Salad Wheat Pasta w/ Tomato Sauce
        Grn & Red Pepper Salad
Tuesday 18 Fruit Smoothie Tomato and Cucumber Salad Black Bean Soup
        Green Salad w/ Fruits
Wednesday 19 Oat Bran Quinoa and Red Potato Casserole
      Green Bean Salad Asparagus
Thursday 20 Fruit Smoothie Black Bean and Corn Salad Three Bean and Rice Casserole
      Wheat Tortilla Hearty Salad
Friday 21 Oatmeal Bean and Rice Salad Mediterranean Couscous
      Sliced Fruit Cabbage Rolls
Saturday 22 Sweet Potato, Corn and Egyptian Edamane Stew Sweet Potato and
    Black Bean Hash   Black Bean Chili

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Let the Purging Begin


If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, meet for the master’s use, prepared unto every good work.

2 Timothy 2:21  ASV

Karen and I decided we needed to purge our refrigerator, freezer and dry goods to help prepare us for the Daniel Fast that starts on the January 16th. So today for breakfast we had French Toast soaked in butter and syrup, eggs and hot sausage. Today we also sat down and made our menu for the first week of the Daniel Fast. It was a little tougher than I thought it was going to be. When we had the menu done we put the shopping list together and we checked it twice. After we got the shopping list done then it was off to the store to buy all the goodies. On the way we decide to stop at DQ to have our last fast food dinner. Before you judge me, remember preparation takes baby steps and will not happen over night. Stay tune for more on preparation coming to this blog on Monday and Tuesday. Down the rows of the store we would go. Can’t have, can’t have, Yes. Can’t have, can’t have, Yes. On and on and on we go. One thing kept coming through my mine:

Grains, Beans and Greens OH My!!

Fruits, Vegetable and Soy OH MY!!

NO beef, chicken and cheese Ooooooh My 😦

I will confess, when the truth is told, that I really am getting excited about the fast to see what God has planned for the church (all the participants) and Karen and I. If you are interested in seeing our menu then email me at and I would happily send it on to you. Also, if you would like an email subscription to this blog and have all new posts sent to your email then just click the Sign me up! Thank you.

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What is a Daniel Fast?

Here is the Daniel Fast guideline that we will follow as defined by Susan Gregory in her book “The Daniel Fast.” The Daniel Fast is a partial fast in which some foods are restricted. It’s a biblically based fast fashioned on the experiences of the prophet Daniel. The Daniel Fast is based on Jewish fasting principles and the experiences of the prophet in Daniel 1 and Daniel 10. In Daniel 1:12 we read Daniels request to the steward;

Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.” (KJV)

Pulse was food that originated from seed, including legumes and fruit. Daniel also requested that they drink only water. This reference is what anchors the Daniel Fast as a plant-based eating plan with the only beverage being water. Since the diet is totally plant based, no animal products are consumed including fish, shellfish, dairy products, or eggs.

In Daniel 10:3 we learn that during a time of great mourning, Daniel also abstained from meat, “pleasant” food, and wine. It’s on the basis of this account that we eliminate sweeteners, candy, desserts and alcohol from the Daniel Fast. Sweeteners include sugar, honey, agave nectar, Sterna, cane juice, and syrups.

Because Daniel was a man of God, we can assume that he also followed Jewish fasting principles. Jewish people removed all leavening products from their homes and did not include them in recipes. So all leavening products are eliminated, including yeast, baking powder, and baking soda. All the food is all natural which eliminates man-made chemicals, artificial flavorings, and colorings, food additives and preservatives, and highly processed foods. We also use no stimulants, including Caffeine.

PULSE — a KJV word for vegetables, or edible seeds—a simple diet that Daniel and his friends requested instead of the rich dishes offered by the Babylonians (Dan. 1:12, 16; vegetables, NKJV).1

Further Reading:

The Daniel Fast – Susan Gregory

1 Youngblood, Ronald F., F. F. Bruce, R. K. Harrison and Thomas Nelson Publishers. Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Nashville: T. Nelson, 1995.

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