I admit it.
I was TOO WORN OUT to blog yesterday about Day 2. Between the weather and college football and cooking - so much cooking - I just couldn't do it. In fact, I was in the bed by 9pm and asleep by 9:05pm.
Let me just tell you, the recipes were DELICIOUS. Who knew quinoa was so so good if you add just a little sprinkling of cinnamon as it cooks. Made all the difference. and the beef stew? AACK! Loved it. The recipe calls for it to be cooked in a slow cooker which I don't have. So I got out my Paula Deen Old Fashioned Beef Stew Recipe (delicious). Followed her directions but used the Daniel Plan ingredients. Success. I had to let it simmer on the stove from 3pm until close to 6pm.
Because the food tastes so good, I haven't felt deprived But the Daniel Plan is more than just FOOD. It's everything rolled into one. Although I skipped to the eating plan, I didn't skip the whole book. I'm reading the first chapter and before I knew it I was wanting to highlight every single sentence!
Thank you, Jesus, for caring about my health.
Now to day 3.
I discovered I do NOT like coconut milk. I followed the recipe for blueberry/spinach smoothie when we got home from church. I halved everything since it made 2 servings. But I did not half the crushed ice. I wanted it like a slushy so I put a cup of crushed ice. If I had used almond milk I'm sure I would have loved it. But the coconut milk - well, at least I tried.
But I did discover edamame. Uh….. where have you been all my life? I've seen it. It was a fad about a year ago. I was unfamiliar about how to prepare it, eat it, etc. So today was my first time.
On to day 4.