Honey Dude is not a fan of the Daniel Fast. Let me rephrase. Honey Dude is not a fan of his new diet, as it relates to the Daniel Fast. We have both been blessed by the spiritual aspects of the fast, with more time dedicated to prayer and scripture, and more time listening to,… Continue reading Unhappy Honey Dude
A few days ago we started the three-week Daniel Fast, and it didn’t take us long to tire of oatmeal, or “mush” as my mother-in-law terms it. (Which is the perfect word for it, btw.) I mean, I never liked oatmeal to begin with. Now, without any sweeteners allowed, it is even more disgusting. I’ve tried… Continue reading Daniel Fast Breakfast Burritos
The Daniel Fast is not a diet. It’s a fast, which is referenced many times in the Bible as a time of restricted eating and focused prayer, as a time to reconnect with God and loosen our grasp on worldly weights. Unlike fasts that exclude all food and drink except water, the Daniel Fast hails a limited food list structured… Continue reading The Daniel Fast
I love it when health goals go viral. It is so encouraging to know that you are part of a flock, collectively beating your wings in one direction. So thanks to Valerie at Atlanta Mom of Three, I took on a few health goals for May. Simply because she did. And I like putting lofty goals in front of… Continue reading May Health Goals Revisited
I needed this. Structure, goals, a glimpse into the life of the self-controlled. The first two are my token traits. I strive for structure and, given a half hour of free time, will often grab a pen and paper to rewrite (again) my week’s schedule. It’s sick, I know. But the self-control thing: not a… Continue reading May Health & Fitness Challenge
Do you have a movie, a book, or a tale that inspires you? It never fails; every time I sit down to watch Julie and Julia, my heart settles into a puddle. I am inspired to create, to bake and blog. And to eat, with a side of wine in an oversized glass goblet.… Continue reading Sometimes you just need a little inspiration
Back in March, I journeyed into cleanse land, where my diet restrictions were numerous, yet meals were delicious and fairly easy to manage. It wouldn’t be too difficult to continue eating that way. I ate a lot of quinoa and chicken, fruits and veggies. It was great. I also learned some new tricks and alternatives… Continue reading The Secret Six: Lessons learned from the cleanse
Summer is for salads. Even though we here at the Honey Hive eat salads with most dinners, year-round, summer has a special hold on salads. When it’s warm and sunny, nothing satisfies like a fresh, light meal. One thing, however, is for certain: you can’t make the same boring salad again and again and expect… Continue reading Two salads, no lettuce. Pure yum.
Honey Dude admitted something to me yesterday that struck a chord in my own guilty conscience. Sugar overload. We can’t stop. Now that the cleanse is behind us, our eating habits have gone back to the way they were. Sure, we eat healthy. We do. But we also eat crummy. And sugar? Well that’s our… Continue reading How to nix the sugar fix
Sometimes I get online to post a blog and I just sit there for an hour, scanning other blogs, commenting, and enjoying the creative talent out there in the world. By the time I’m done, I usually have to get to work or get to bed. It’s not a sustainable habit. But there’s not enough… Continue reading Confessions of a food gawker. And Mango Chicken Black Bean Salad.