I just wanted to compliment you on your site, I just love it, it is set up so nice and organized and simple. I just made a list of several recipes to try for dinner this week for my family. I am a busy working mommy and do not have alot of time to search the internet for dinners. I also need simple and nutrious dinner ideas so i really appreicate all the work you have put in your site to help busy working mommys like me :) Thank you again and your doing a great job!! :)
I just wanted to write and say, thank you so much for what you are doing. I was literally crying reading your story, the descriptions of your books, and the page for the charity you donate to from the memberships.
I just became a member to your website and I am LOVING it! Truly loving it! I can’t help but tell my friends of how it is a complete go-to if you’re trying to make healthier choices, that don’t taste like cardboard AND workout plans that give you motivation (because you feel like you can do them) vs. make you self-conscious!! God is truly using your platform and has touched me – and for that, I thank you for using the talent God has given you! Praises to Him! One question – why can’t I find an App for your site in my App store?! What a difference it would be to see these recipes and workouts on the go!! Please tell me your team is considering it?! Many Blessings!
I just wanted to tell you what a big fan I am of your site! I make so many dishes from here (including many different protein shakes), but currently my absolute favorite is your triple chocolate chunk muffins. I know you added them a couple of years ago, but I just found tI just wanted to tell you what a big fan I am of your site! I make so many dishes from here (including many different protein shakes), but currently my absolute favorite is your triple chocolate chunk muffins. I know you added them a couple of years ago, but I just found them, made them the other day, and they are delicious!!! I have terrible chocolate cravings in the afternoon, and I have found 1 muffin and 1/2 of a banana makes a very filling snack that satisfies my chocolate craving. :) I also really love your clean eating crockpot cheeseburger pasta…..I lived on Hamburger Helper before I became more aware of clean eating, and your recipe is full of natural ingredients, not processed, quick, easy, and inexpensive to put together. Thank you for all the work you put into helping others clean up our diets! :)hem, made them the other day, and they are delicious!!! I have terrible chocolate cravings in the afternoon, and I have found 1 muffin and 1/2 of a banana makes a very filling snack that satisfies my chocolate craving. :) I also really love your clean eating crockpot cheeseburger pasta…..I lived on Hamburger Helper before I became more aware of clean eating, and your recipe is full of natural ingredients, not processed, quick, easy, and inexpensive to put together. Thank you for all the work you put into helping others clean up our diets! :)
I’ve emailed you a few times before, but I just wanted to let you know how you & your site have impacted me since last time I emailed (probably a year or two ago? Email then was firstname.lastname@example.org- I got married :) ). At that time, I was hoping to lose a little weight but I was scared because I have previously dealt with disordered eating and was fearful of attempting a diet (worried that I would fall back into old patterns).
For Christmas, I got a Barnes & Noble gift card, which I used to purchase your devotional and cookbook. I am committed to trying EVERY recipe in the cookbook :) Most importantly, though, is how the devotional has impacted me. At the beginning, I dismissed it and felt like many days were “simple” and not “deep enough” for me. By the end, I was copying paragraphs out of it into my journal. So much of it spoke such truth to me! Now that I am done reading it once, I am working through the workbook/questions that go with it. Through reading that + my Bible daily, I have grown more confident and bold in my relationship with Jesus and sharing with others, because I can see just how much HE has done for me- I can’t hold it in!
Last week, I printed off your prayers for marriage and began reading them every day. THIS HAS MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE! Before, I was struggling to show respect to my new husband. Now I am seeing him as a son of the King like I am a daughter of the King- he is special and unique and greatly loved by God, so I should treat him as such!! (I would LOVE if your next book was a devotional or prayer book for wives, hint hint!)
I love that the Dashing Dish ministry points readers to JESUS, not to you. I know you will take that as a compliment, not an insult :) Someone recently recommended the Tone It Up program to me. I looked over it for a couple of days, but felt so insecure and not as good as the ladies who founded it, Karena & Katrina. Your program, while also focusing on health, encourages self-worth rather than a certain image! You & Sarah teach that while it is okay to want to look nice, our identity does not lay in our appearance, but in Christ. Also in comparison to Tone It Up- you teach success through sustainability & self-sufficiency, NOT copying exactly what you do. Through your recipes I have learned healthy substitutions (such as Greek yogurt in everything!) that I can use in other recipes, too.
Finally, I never realized before you that I could be HEALED of my eating disorder that I faced in college. I always thought (and I was always told!) that this would be a lifelong battle. Anytime I was anxious, or skipped a meal due to busyness, or planned out my meals for the day (even if it was healthy), I feared that it would come creeping back. Thanks to your testimony, I know that because God is on my side, I do not have to fear disordered eating. He has conquered it already FOR me! (2 Chronicles 20:15-17)
So, I really just wanted to say thank you. I’m sure so many other people say the same things over & over and I’m sorry for the excessively long email, but I really felt the need to tell you how much your ministry has done for me. I can’t thank you enough.
Katie, when I began my weight loss journey I viewed “diet food” and deprivation as punishment my body deserved. I had used food to comfort and numb during hard times, but never to deliberately nourish. God has slowly been speaking to my heart and changing my whole point of view on fitness. When I stumbled upon your site, I was impressed by the way you extend grace and love to your readers. Your gentle encouragement and earnest desire to help others live healthy because they are made in His image is so apparent. Your food is absolutely DELICIOUS and I feel good about putting it in my body. Thank you for being brave and following your calling to ministry in this way. It is a JOY being a member of Dashing Dish.
Just a quick note to say thank you for so many amazing recipes! My daughter is quick to tell everyone that she’s allergic to veggies & its almost impossible to even attempt to sneak them into her meals. Last night, I made the zucchini tots from your book….and she ate every single one I put on her plate! It was like a Christmas miracle! She raved about how great they tasted & immediately asked when we could have them again. So from this mom struggling to get any greens into her daughters belly THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I love your new cookbook and devotional book! I have several recipes from the cookbook that are favorites at our house! My health is so much better now, I have lost a total of 130 lbs since starting on the Dashing Dish journey! I couldn’t even fit in rides with my kids and now I can hike! Praise the lord! I have followed you since you first got started, thank you for helping me achieve my goals!
Thank you so much for your inspiration! I just read your blog post about wanting to help moms and kids eat better…. Thank you so much! I have a 4 year old and a 4 month old newborn…. He eats all your recipes and asks for them! He even grabs your cookbook and asks me to make things out of it!! I praise The Lord for you! Thank you for all your healthy snacks! As a nursing mom who is trying to get he waistline back, it’s a hUGE blessing to have so many great tasting options! Thank you a million times!!
I know you get this all the time Katie, but you are absolutely amazing! You have ignited my passion for clean eating, and I get so excited to try every new recipe you release! There isn’t a single one that I haven’t liked, and most I LOVE! You were born to do this. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us!