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Menu Monday 31 OCT 2011 – Daniel Fast Week 4

Posted by Hallee on Oct 31, 2011 in Daniel Fast, diet & fasting, menus & menu planning

Our church is currently observing 40 days of fasting, and Gregg and I decided that we would do a Daniel Fast. For the next few weeks, you will see a “vegan extreme” diet. We are consuming only fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and drinking only water – no sugars, honey, syrups, nor eating leavened bread. Kaylee is observing her own form of this fast and will be abstaining from the sugars and the meat – she will be consuming dairy, however. The boys will be eating our meals with us, but will have some meat and will have dairy.

For breakfast, we are making a juice in our juicer out of kale, carrots, apples, and fresh ginger root. Several good juice recipes can be found here. I’ve also been making smoothies out of mango, fresh pineapple, bananas, oatmeal, flax seed, and coconut milk. We drink one or both of them for our breakfast.

For lunches, we will be eating hummus with fresh vegetables, avocado and salsa in Ezekiell 4:9 tortillas (the only tortillas I could find with nothing in them but grains), salads, or something like unsweetened peanut butter and bananas with tortillas.

I pray that by sharing our journey with you, you will receiving a blessing from it.

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Menu Monday 10 OCT 11 – Daniel Fast Week 1

Here’s the menu for my family for the week of October 10th. Last Wednesday night at church, our pastor called for us to begin a 40-day fast. Gregg and I prayed about it and decided that we would do a Daniel Fast. For the next few weeks, you will see a “vegan extreme” diet. We are consuming only fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and drinking only water – no sugars, honey, syrups, nor leavened bread. Kaylee is observing her own form of this fast and will be abstaining from the sugars and the meat – she will be consuming dairy, however. The boys will be eating our meals with us, but will have some meat and will have dairy.

For lunches, we will be eating hummus with fresh vegetables, avocado and salsa in Ezekiell 4:9 tortillas (the only tortillas I could find with nothing in them but grains), salads, and unsweetened peanut butter with tortillas.

I pray that by sharing our journey with you, you will receiving a blessing from it.

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Fabulous Supper Nachos

Posted by Hallee on Sep 22, 2011 in entrees, Hallee's Galley, Mexican, Recipes

My mom found this recipe in a magazine probably thirty years ago. This recipe is AMAZING. I don’ t know exactly what sets it apart from other hot nachos recipes, but something does. You won’t find a better dish to take to a party – this is probably the dish for which I’m most often asked for the recipe. They’re called “Supper Nachos” because they are a meal. They’re a family favorite.

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Homemade Refried Beans

Posted by Hallee on Sep 22, 2011 in entrees, Hallee's Galley, Mexican, Recipes, sides

I never realized how easy it was to make refried beans. As much as we love Mexican food, I hate to think about how many cans of beans we’ve gone through. This recipe is great as a side dish or in any recipe that calls for refried beans. This recipe will make 2 cans worth (about 2 pounds).

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Cajun Style Beef Wrap

Posted by Hallee on Sep 1, 2011 in American Quisine, entrees, Hallee's Galley, Recipes, Snacks

I love this wrap, because using steak as a meat in it gives lunch a little facelift from the normal turkey or tuna. This is a great source of protein, which helps Kaylee get through her day since she eats lunch at 10:30 in the morning. It tastes fantastic, and is packed full of all sorts of good vitamins and minerals.

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Daring ‘Omega-3′ Salmon Tacos

Posted by Hallee on Aug 31, 2011 in American Quisine, entrees, Hallee's Galley, Mexican, Recipes

I love fish tacos. I discovered them at the Cheesecake Factory in Boston and haven’t met one I didn’t like yet.

I also love salmon. My parents are from Oregon, and my grandfather loved salmon fishing. I grew up eating salmon fresh off of the grill all summer long.

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Savory Traditional Chicken Tamales

Posted by Hallee on Jul 30, 2010 in entrees, Hallee's Galley, Mexican, Recipes

Gregg judges a Mexican restaurant by their tamales. If they aren’t hand made, steamed in a corn husk, with the right favors he simply won’t go back to that restaurant. Consequently, it took me several years to even attempt a recipe for tamales. I was so excited to find one that he loves.

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Taco Dinner

Posted by Hallee on Mar 11, 2010 in Hallee's Galley, menus & menu planning

Tacos are one of our fun night meals. The kids can pick something other than milk to drink with dinner, and they have a good time eating it.

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Taco Meat

Posted by Hallee on Mar 11, 2010 in entrees, Hallee's Galley, Mexican, Recipes

This is a wonderful base recipe to make anything from tacos to burritos to taco salad to nachos. It’s flavorful, and you can control the level of spice and seasoning to suit your own tastes.

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Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

Posted by Hallee on Mar 11, 2010 in Breads, Hallee's Galley, Mexican, Recipes

I don’t know why I’ve always been intimidated to make flour tortillas. I make corn tortillas all the time. But, maybe I thought that getting the right texture would be hard. This was my first attempt at flour tortillas, and they were perfect. They felt right, they handled right, and they tasted wonderful. I’m so pleased.

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