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Roasted chicken with mushrooms and caramelized onions

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4 Rivers Smokehouse

As someone who makes pretty amazing ribs myself, I am quite the picky rib eater at restaurants.
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Homemade Pork Fried Rice

As a Puerto Rican wife to a Cuban husband, rice is the base of most of the meals I prepare. Actually, I almost always cook enough rice in my rice cooker once a week to last us three dinners.
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This post will save you at least $45; How to make Kobe’s Japanese Steakhouse @ HOME!!

Kobe’s is good, really good. But Kobe’s made at home can be just as good and WAY cheaper!

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Secrets of Wonton Soup

Roast Pork Wonton Soup ($2.25)

The dinner we had at China Garden last night was great and I was most impressed with their rice and customer service. Below are several pictures so you can see what we had. Continue reading

Never done this before

For breakfast, I made cashew milk

I’m doing something I’ve never done before.

For the first 7 days of my Daniel’s Fast, I will be on a liquid only diet. A couple years ago, my sister did all liquid for a few days (I can’t remember how many) and though you could tell it was a bit difficult at first, she handled it quite well.

On my previous post, I discussed what fasting is. Now, on my 21 day journey I will share what I consume and the day to day focus of my fast. The thing about fasting is it is very sacred and I probably shouldn’t be talking about it publicly. But I have always noticed that people that do not fast for religious reasons often have questions; questions are mainly about why and how it is done. While I will be sharing this process, there will also be things I keep to myself. Any revelations I feel are mine and not for sharing will be kept to myself. I also want to note that my personal experience will not necessarily reflect “the perfect fasting procedure” or what you might experience during a fast.

Usually, our church schedules our fast to begin on a Monday, but that is not the case this year. As I mentioned, for the next week I will only consume liquids.

For breakfast, I made cashew milk

Cashew Milk Recipe (one serving)

  • 1 ounce raw cashews (soaked in water overnight)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • Blender
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Strain.
  3. Serve.

I made the mistake of not drinking something nutritious for several hours (just drank water) and got a very strong headache. I was determined not to take any medicine and focused on the day’s events.

I sat in the patio and read a little, and wondered why I don’t try to make time to do this more often. It felt so relaxing.

For dinner, we went to my in laws and I had broth from the soup she made. It was very good. There was a lot more food; tostones, rice, shredded beef, bread, and salad – all things I couldn’t eat.

This is what the soup looked like
This is what I actually “ate”

Overall the day was not too hard and I feel it can only get easier. Especially if I plan my “meals” better for the next 6 days.

Today’s Note:
Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.Whether you are a Christian or not, this makes sense. If you focus on positive things in life you are more likely to have positive results. If you are a pessimist, it will be more likely for you to be unhappy.Seize the day. Bring your focus into something great!

Fast Day 1

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Pasta and baked breaded chicken. We had left overs for dinner tonight (from my mother in law).

I won’t be describing how it is made today simply because I do not have the recipes. I will, however, provide you with some good substitutes I found online (see related links) below.

To make this a little healthier for me, I ate the chicken “sans” skin.

Related Links:
Potato Flake Fried Chicken recipe from Sparkpeople.com
Baked “Fried” Chicken recipe from Sparkpeople.com
Tomato Basil Fettuccine recipe from Sparkpeople.com
Fettuccine with Quick Tomato Sauce and Hot Chili Oil by Larry Stone (foodandwine.com)

Have a great night!

Zulaika H.

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