I think 2011 is the year for doing things different for me. I decided to move to Atlanta from Lakeland, FL. I'm attending church with my bestie, and I absolutely love it. So, I decided to fast this year. I still get to eat, I just have to cut out things. Which are much needed things to be cut out. The fast itself started January 9 at 6pm.
- No meat
- No white rice
- No fried foods
- No caffeiene
- No carbonated drinks
- No refined sugar
- No foods with additives or peservatives
- No sugar substitues
- No white flour or products with white flour in it
- No magarine, shortening, or high fat products
Simple enough, right? I went out to Wal-Mart the other night, and purchased everything I needed. I spent $43, and I got a lot of stuff. I'm hoping it will last me for two weeks, atleast. I'm really interested in cleansing my body, and becoming more spiritual. I need guidance in my life, I really need to know if the current path I am on in my life is the true path I should be on. I've got a couple recipes for the fast swirling around in my head. I searched a couple on the internet, but I always tweak it. I'll post the original, and note if I changed anything.
Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, & Onions
Potatoes, washed and cut into bite-sized pieces
Baby carrots or large carrots washed, peeled, and cut into bite-sized pieces
Onions, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 or 3 tablespoons of vegetable or olive oil
Salt & pepper
Mrs. Dash Table Blend or any additional seasonings that you like (optional)
In a 13×9 inch dish, combine potatoes, carrots, and onions. Add oil and toss veggies to coat. Add seasoning and toss again. Cover with foil and bake on 400 degrees for 1 hour or until veggies are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
I didn't use garlic salt or regular salt. I did sprinkle some crushed peppers over the dish. I'm thinking about cooking some brown rice to go with it. I mean, it feels kinda weird just eating the dish by itself. If I wasn't fasting, I would like to add cheese to it. I should have looked into soy crumbles or tofu. Hmm. I would like to eat the potatoes in my wheat tortilla, but with salsa. I'm pleased with the way the dish came out =) I decided to eat the patatoes by themselves, accompanied with a tangerine, and a nice big glass of cold apple juice!