Larry and I and 60 other Northsiders are on a 50 day fast. We are eating fruits and vegetables only. It's a good thing I absolutely adore vegetables! I like fruit, I'm just not as crazy about it as I am veggies. So here we are for 50 days, from Easter to Pentecost Sunday (May 11) fasting and praying our guts out...literally.
We believe history belongs to those who pray. And, we also believe that some things only happen when you add fasting to prayer. So we do!
Grits is simply...corn. So I can have grits. And I do, most every morning. And sometimes twice a day when I need something a little more filling. Other things I'm eating like crazy are:
Peanuts (they are a fruit, believe it or not)
and tons of smoothies.
I never liked smoothies til' I went to Africa. Being that my missionary hosts there were vegetarians, when I stayed in their home we had smoothies every morning. Barb would put bananas, mangoes, and some strawberries in the blender. The bananas and mangoes were from their yard so they had plenty of them all the time. The smoothies were wonderful and when I make them in America just that taste takes me back for a second to Africa. I have made the smoothies lately and mixed up the variety - sometimes I've thrown in peaches and I just got some blueberries to throw in too.
I am more of a veggie lover and so far this time I have enjoyed more asparagus and spinach. I just stir fry it quickly in a little bit of olive oil. This is my favorite way to eat it whether on a fast or not. I know, some might think I'm strange but I do love vegetables, even spinach, brussel sprouts and collard greens. The problem is, they don't last with you long...you eat them and you are hungry again pretty quickly if it is all you are eating. Which is one reason I am very thankful for my grits!