Hello blog readers! I hope your 2016 is off to an amazing start. If you started the year doing a Daniel fast, I have a recipe that you might like. It’s a little spicy, but if you don’t like heat, you can leave out the red pepper. It’s coconut curry soup, and very easy to make.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 (13.5oz) can coconut milk (regular or lite)
- 2 chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 2tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Mix coconut milk, soy sauce and salt in a small bowl.
Place a different pot over medium heat.
Add olive oil, crushed red pepper, curry powder, and garlic.
Cook until it makes a nice fragrance (about 20 seconds)
Add coconut milk mixture, and lemon zest
Bring to a boil
Reduce heat to low
Add fresh chopped basil leaves
Let flavors simmer for 5 minutes
You can eat the soup by itself, or over whole grain brown rice!
I post these recipes for those doing the Daniel fast — but mainly for those who are afraid to give fasting a try. Fear of not knowing what we’re able to eat can cause us to avoid fasting. If your goal is to grow deeper in relationship with God, fasting is a way that can help you. And there are foods and meals that taste great that you are allowed to have. Read up on spiritual fasting before you start a fast. Prepare your meals, or have a list of recipes ready for each day before you start. That might help you. And, don’t harm your body by not taking in any nutrients. He’s a good Father, and will never require you to starve yourself in a harmful way to be closer to Him.
I pray these recipes help you!
As you move forward fasting to God, I encourage you to meditate on His word daily.
I found a very cool app that reads the bible to you. It’s great to listen to after you read a passage to really meditate on it. I play it in the car too. It’s the Redemption app. There are lots of Redemption Church apps. The one I use is pictured below:
Just click on the Bible tab. It pulls up passages for each day, or you can choose which chapters you want to read or listen to.
I pray for a more intimate relationship with Jesus and His Father for each of us!
Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.