I recently stumbled upon Jon Acuff’s website that has a section called “Stuff Christians Like.” There are decent articles and some funny stuff to check out. This subset of his site is about funny things we Christians do. I enjoyed the article about Chick-fil-A below:
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First let me say that I HATE to waste food. It even makes me feel guilty due to people who don’t have food in this world. So, even when something is not very good, I usually eat it anyway.
Well, I have eaten 2 products in the last 2 days that I must strongly suggest that you avoid. I would think you’d only be trying these if you were on a Vegan diet or doing something like the Daniel Fast. If you can eat anything and you try these things, I would question your sanity.
The first product to avoid is the Food For Life’s “Wheat & Gluten Free Brown Rice Tortillas.” I just wanted a simple snack of tortilla, natural peanut butter, and a little honey. I do this all the time on bread when not on a fast. I was pretty hungry so I made two. I first noticed that the tortillas were shiny like plastic and broke when folded like a wrap. So I had honey and peanut butter spilling out all over the place. But the big problem began when I took a bite. Yuck! The texture was tough and it kind of tasted like wood. Not like nuts, grains, or brown rice. Wood. Due to my hate for wasting food, I proceeded to chew down a few more bites. And I mean CHEW. It takes a while to eat a bite of this tortilla with natural peanut butter. I think it would take me an hour to finish one. I got half way through and finally came to my senses and threw them away, package and all. Plus the tortillas are huge so it took the rest of the jar of peanut butter. What a waste of peanut butter. Avoid!
The second product to avoid is Lightlife’s “Smart Dogs.” There’s nothing smart about them except they are smart in tricking people to buy these. I have a good friend that never says a negative word about anything. Seriously. He had the luck of getting the first “dumb” dog and took a bite plain wanting to see what it taste like. The look on his face was as if he threw down the “stupid” dog immediately and cussed it out. That’s what it said to me even though he never said a negative word about it. These “ignorant” dogs are skin tone color and they are pretty soft and limp. Not appetizing at all. They came from a mold so one of the corners is actually sharp, not round. While grilling, the skin actually bubbles up all around and that’s what turns dark brownish or black after a little while. I took my first bite plain as well. It was a dry crispy, crunchy bite with nothing inside. The spongy inside had shrunk away from the ends. Quite strange and nasty. I was starving though and proceeded to add a ton of sauerkraut, mustard and jalapeños on it and forced it down. I was still hungry so do you know what I did? I got another tortilla (whole wheat, not brown rice) and put a ton of sauerkraut, mustard and jalapeños on it. With no “dunce” dog. Avoid!
Be a “smart dog” and avoid these two foods.
Fruit smoothie with frozen blueberries and strawberries, fresh banana, soy protein, and some soy milk. Good stuff.
I decided to have some of my wife’s favorite: steel cut oats. The problem is, one serving isn’t enough. So, I doubled it. Well, it’s not a 1 to 1 ratio. There is WAY too much water when you double it. Normally it takes 5-6 minutes in the microwave in a medium to large mixing bowl. Well, was taking a lot longer and I finally had to move it to a huge mixing bowl so it wouldn’t spill over. I cooked it at least 12 minutes trying to “cook away” some of the water. Well, I just had soupy oatmeal with some added blueberries and a little maple syrup (like honey, right?). It tasted good, was just too runny. So in the future, the best thing is to just make 2 separate servings if you’re still hungry after the first.
For supper, I took the family to Chipotle Restaurant for dinner. Someone told me they have brown rice even though they don’t advertise this. It was a yummy change up getting a nice vegetarian brown rice bowl with black beans, pico de gallo, corn, lettuce, onions and peppers, guacamole, and hot salsa.
We’ll see if today’s lunch is any more pleasant. It better be! Ha.
Yesterday, I definitely had a “hunger” for God’s Word and His message to me. I spent a lot of time reading and also had our Perspectives class last night that was a 3 hour fire hose of great things God wanted to say through John Zumwalt. He has written a really good book called, “Passion for the Heart of God.” Check it out.
Regarding the fast, I was not real hungry yesterday and didn’t feel tired. Maybe the “Energy Breakfast Wrap” IS full of energy. Ha. For lunch I just had some Daniel-Fast friendly pita chips and humus. For dinner I had a bowl of pinto beans and hot sauce. When I got home from the class, I had a banana. All was good.
This morning I had the “Breakfast Energy Wrap” listed on our church’s blog here. It was better than I expected except for one thing. The Ezekiel whole wheat tortilla I used really didn’t go well with it and it’s not very flexible. Actually, I wouldn’t recommend that brand of tortillas for anything. Not very good.
But with that said, the inside ingredients were very good. I didn’t have any nuts for it but the wrap was “nutty” enough. It’s the first time I’ve tried Agave Syrup and it is surprisingly good. I don’t know if it’s due to my lack of sugar intake or if it’s just good. I recommend it as well as the wrap (with a good natural, whole wheat tortilla though).