By April 22, 2013


   Serves 6
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped leeks, white part only (from approximately 3 medium leeks)
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • Salt
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds (approximately 2 medium)
  • 2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, broken or cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 quarts vegetable broth
  • 4 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes
  • 2 ears corn, kernels removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup packed, chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1. Heat the olive oil in large, heavy-bottomed stockpot over medium-low heat. Once hot,
  • add the leeks, garlic, and a pinch of salt and sweat until they begin to soften,
  • approximately 7 to 8 minutes.
  • 2. Add the carrots, potatoes, and green beans and continue to cook for 4 to 5 more
  • minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3. Add the stock, increase the heat to high, and bring to a simmer.
  • 4. Once simmering, add the tomatoes, corn kernels, and pepper. Reduce the heat to low,
  • cover, and cook until the vegetables are fork tender, approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
  • 5. Remove from heat and add the parsley and lemon juice. Season, to taste, with kosher
  • salt. Serve immediately.


  • Kami says:

    Could one say a Daniel Fast is like having Vegan meals?

    • Susan Gregory says:

      It’s like a vegan eating plan with more restrictions (no sweeteners, no chemicals, only water to drink, etc. )

      Be blessed

  • LH says:

    Do you have the nutritional information for this dish? Thanks in advance!

  • jerri says:

    can you substitue the green beans for the kidney beans in the garden vegetable soup?

  • sandra says:

    With regards to coffee, isn’t coffee a bean? Like that makes it plant based? IS the caffain the issue.? I have started my fast, 1st timer, and think I need to add chicken, fish for a health issue. This is my 4th day, feeling gòod, even without my morning java. Anyone doubtful, if I can do it you can do it too.
    Blessed fasting, Sandra

    • admin says:

      The primary reason there is no coffee on the Daniel Fast is because the only beverage allowed is water. See Daniel 1

      Be blessed!

  • Venae says:

    Any peanut butter? Skippy, jiffy, etc?

    • admin says:

      Natural peanut butters are okay. Read the list of ingredients and make sure there are no chemicals or sweeteners.

  • Diane Smoak says:

    Is it okay to drink coffee on the Daniel Fast? Also, I usually add sugar (it’s plant based, right?) and Coffee Mate (non-dairy product) to mine. From everthing I’ve seen, you’re only suppose to drink water. I’ve fasted before, but have not done the Daniel fast. I just want to be sure I’m doing it right. Our church always fasts in January. We will begin soon. Thank you for your quick reply. God Bless!

    • admin says:

      Diane, the best way to prepare for the Daniel Fast is to get the book and study it. Here is the link:

      Amazon – The Daniel Fast

      The only beverage on the fast is water. No sweeteners, chemicals or animal products are allowed. You will set yourself up for success if you learn about the fast and prepare for it as much as possible before your church begins.

      Be blessed!

  • Karen says:

    In re: to vegetable stock, I save and freeze leftover peppers (red, yellow, green, etc), tops from celery stalks, onion, and really remnants of any fresh veggies I have. When I have enough, I put them in a stock pot with water, and simmer away for a few hours. I add some seasonings like garlic, pepper, sea salt, cumin, parsley, and really whatever strikes my fancy at the time. I strain it twice, once in a colander, and once through cheese cloth, and there you have it, homemade vegetable stock.

  • Pam says:

    where do you get vegetable broth? I don’t think I have ever seen it in the stores.

    • admin says:

      You can find it in the health food section of most supermarkets. I always by the low-sodium variety. It comes in both cans and boxes. Great staple for your pantry.

    • admin says:

      It’s getting more and more common as people are consuming more plant-based foods. I get mine in 1 quart boxes in the natural food section of my supermarket. It’s all natural and free of sweeteners and chemicals. I try to buy the low sodium variety so I can control the amount of salt I add.

      Be blessed!

  • lynn says:

    Can you use chicken stock or broth from boiled chicken on daniel fast?

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