Dashing Dish Testimonials

Mikie says:

Katie,
Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know what a blessing you, your recipes and devotionals have been to me and my family.  I have engaged in disordered eating starting as early as the 6th grade.  I am finally starting to see victory by turning this area completely over to God, along with the rest of those secret things we cling to without even realizing it.  He is soooo willing and faithful to take these areas of our lives and transform them. I am truly overwhelmed by His love for us, and He is truly using Dashing Dish and you as a reminder of these beautiful promises.
However, this email is to share with you what a blessing Dashing Dish was to my daughter and I this morning. My five year old daughter and I are staying home from church this morning due to the lingering effects of cold she had this weekend, so I decided to dive into the 30 day Dashing Dish devotional.  I just finished the 10 session study and loved it.  I began with Day 1 and was writing the scripture and prayer in my journal when she came up to my computer and asked what I was doing. We, at that moment, began a God led dialog about food and body image with the help of the scripture and prayer in Day 1.  We have had many, many conversations about healthy food choices and exercise but never about what God’s Word says about food, exercise and body image.
We also talked about how to let the Holy Spirit lead us in what we eat and how much to eat. It was the first of many conversations I plan to have with her and her little sister. I am excited and blessed to know that with God’s guidance that they may not grow up with the same distorted thinking that I did, and Dashing Dish is a huge resource being used bt God to do just that. God is not only using you to help repair the lives of others but also spare the next generation of the same destruction. Thank you sooo much for following and embracing God’s purpose for your life and letting you journey bless the lives of others. My girls and I thank you and may God bless you and your family!!!
 

Haley says:

I’m loving your blog and cookbook! Thank you for using your talent to share with others.
My husband had a heart attack 4 years ago due to having type 2 diabetes which we didn’t know at the time. He lost weight and was/is doing great but his weight is creeping back up and his stomach is starting to be sensitive to many  things. I’ve been cooking from your blog/book and he is that staring to want more and more clean eating foods, yay!!! 
I’m in need of a quick list of your most high in fiber and protein breakfast foods that are low carbs and fat. Easy to transport because he is a cop and leaves at 4:00am
Thanks so much~
Haley

 

Jackie says:

I wanted to quickly write you and say thank you for your Dashing Dish ministry, as it has helped me and many other women seeking balance in their life.
I first came across dashing dish when I had a jaw surgery, looking for smoothies while I was recovering. After learning about your ministry and insight on healthy living, I often revisited the site and have reaped many benefits from your devotionals and healthy recipes.
My history is similar to yours in a lot of ways, and similar to so many other women’s. My story started at home, as all of ours does. My family had financial troubles and rationed food so it would last much longer. This first taught me to eat as much as I can when I am able, and that good food must be enjoyed very much, because it would be gone soon. That little habit fused with the emotions and trials of any young girl, and developed into binging and starving, and binging and starving to deal with what was going on in my life. Later, as I became more aware of my body, sadness and regret came with this binging, and so the cycle progressed.
As I grew older, I learned for myself by modeling after women with healthy habits, how important self care is. And I began to fight against what I was doing to myself. Some days were worse than others. Some days I would exercise and eat well. Some days I would binge and vomit, and stay isolated in my home. This went on for years. When I got married, this all too common distorted way of thinking of myself started to affect my marriage. My husband now shared my burden, and would become discouraged when his help couldn’t fix how I treated myself.
I learned, as you did, that only the Lord can help me see myself the way He created me. Prayer and devotion and seeking to understand his beauty helped me discover mine. Your website has been a wonderful tool for my ongoing recovery the past few years. I print out your recipes and make them for meals, knowing that I can enjoy and still care for myself. I find much solitude in my kitchen, preparing meals for myself and investing in my health. I feel as though I am still on the journey to recovery, but I am also far from where I’ve come. Binging and self-pity are less and less the more I invest in my health, the food I eat, and seeking the Lord.
Many thanks for providing a tangible ministry and tool for myself and many women like me. And thank you for having the courage to talk about your history of eating disorders, because many women don’t, but many of us suffer. Your ministry has been a big blessing in my home.
Sincerely,
Jackie
 

Patricia says:

 I just want to let you know I absolutely LOVE your recipes.  I am a health fanatic, but I am a single mom and do not have very much time during the week to prepare different healthy dishes other than the “staples” I am used to cooking.
My 17 year old daugter said to me about a month ago that we need some more variety in our diet.  I started to do some research and came accross your website.  After reviewing as many recipes as I could, I decided to join since I liked what I saw. I have loved everything I have made. We had company over the other day, and I decided to make the Sweet Potato Burgers (awesome). I served them with the organic Quinoa and Brown Rice sold at Costco and served with a simple salad to start, and everyone was happy!  The pumpkin cookies are also a very big hit:)  Also want to mention that it is so easy to freeze so many of your dishes and then put it in the microwave before you are ready to eat.  It is crucial that all of us grab something that is healthy rather than trying to grab some process crap because it is convenient.

I am a sales rep and have lots of friends….I will be passing on the word of your yummy recipes to everyone.  Thanks for sharing!

 

Michelle says:

I just want to let you know I absolutely LOVE your recipes.  I am a health fanatic, but I am a single mom and do not have very much time during the week to prepare different healthy dishes other than the “staples” I am used to cooking.
My 17 year old daugter said to me about a month ago that we need some more variety in our diet.  I started to do some research and came accross your website.  After reviewing as many recipes as I could, I decided to join since I liked what I saw.


I have loved everything I have made except for one dish and that was because I used a substitute.   The Quinoa Cheesy Chicken with Brocolli I decided to use Hemp milk since I did not have access to Almond Milk which was unsweetened.  I figured the nutrients in Hemp milk you could not go wrong.  However, the nutty taste was over-bearing the flavor.  


In closing, my daughter’s friends are like my own daughters.  I had them over for dinner this past week and one is trying the Vegan diet, one is detoxing, and the other 3 do not care.  I decided to make the Sweet Potato Burgers (awesome) and I was able to substitue for each of my daughters by not adding any of the final ingredients until the very end.  Served it with the organic Quinoa and Brown Rice sold at Costco and served with a simple salad to start, and everyone was happy!  The pumpkin cookies are also a very big hit:)  Also want to mention that it is so easy to freeze so many of your dishes and then put it in the microwave before you are ready to eat.  It is crucial that all of us grab something that is healthy rather than trying to grab some process crap because it is convenient.


I am a sales rep and have lots of friends….I will be passing on the word of your yummy recipes to everyone.  Thanks for sharing!

 

Melissa says:

Dear Katie:

Good morning.  I love your website Dashing Dish.  It is a gift from God. ;)  Only God knows my desires and everything that I’ve been going through in my journey and walk with God. 

I love this website and I feel like you are my best friend and/or sister without even knowing me or ever meeting me.  Your website has inspired me and has motivated me to “break free” from my weight struggles and eating habits, and having a workout plan that is not overwhelming and will have a satisfying and fulfilling result.  What I love about this website is that you also share God’s word and share your personal struggles and everything that you’ve been through to get to where you are. I thought I was the only one that felt that way.  Thank you for helping me live a fabulous life and showing me the steps that I need to make progress in concerning my health and fitness as well as my spiritual health.

 

Marla says:

I’m just re-reading the last message you sent to me and I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to write to me back in 2013. I am a loyal Dashing Dish lover!!!


As I clean up after making your Deep Dish Cheeseburger Pie, I just wanted to thank you again for blessing my life. 
My husband and son love everything I’ve ever made of yours and it’s so awesome to be eating healthy and delicious foods every night. 


Thanks for all you do. 
God is great. 
With love,
Marla

 

Brittney says:

As we are about to end another year, I wanted to take a moment to express how grateful I am to have stumbled across your website a little over a year ago. You have helped me grow in more ways than I can even describe.

I have struggled over the years with the sport of weight “yo-yoing” and the constant love-hate relationship between me and food and loving and hating my body. Your recipes and ideas have helped me transition to more health conscientious decisions when cooking and eating while also allowing me to indulge from time to time without feeling guilty.

The most important way you have helped me in my opinion is reigniting God’s fire in my heart. You set such a great example of how God can openly be incorporated into my daily life and you helped open my eyes to the true reason behind every success and struggle in my life. I started paying closer attention to His word and my husband and I recently were baptized in our church! I am a much happier person than I used to be and I am continuing to improve my life and share my love for God with other people.
I just want to thank you and let you know that I am praying for your continued success and I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for you :)
Happy New Year!
Brittney

 

Jillian says:

Hi Katie!

I heard about you two years ago when I pinned a picture of you onto my beauty board on Pinterest and clicked on it and discovered your blog. I read your blog and follow you on social media and I am so inspired by you! I am inspired by you daily, you are such a blessing to me and you don’t even know it! I’m sure you get thousands of emails from girls all over the country, so if anything I hope this is just a reminder of how incredible you are. Your relationship with the Lord, the person you are, your husband, your family, it’s just all so wonderful to see! I would love to have a friend like you! I just ordered both your books and will be watching Fox & Friends on New Year’s Day. I hope you continue to bless others with your gifts!

 

Sarah says:

I just want to thank you so much for all that you do! I am not trying to lose weight or anything, I just felt it was time to start eating healthier, but I didn’t know how. I came across your blog and it is perfect! I’ve tried eating healthy before, but I always thought of that as cutting out all the good foods. My mother was one of those people that always had a baked good made at home, so I always have a big sweet tooth. Now that I am in college, I’ve realized how hard it is to cook for one, and most of your recipes are for one or 2 people which is perfect. Now I can have that little dessert without feeling guilty or binge eating the whole family sized cake. I can also cook a meal without having to eat the leftovers for the next week. You keep it simple and your recipes really do fill those unhealthy cravings! I can almost always find a recipe and the ingredients I already have on hand, or you have handy substitute suggestion available. Thank you!

 
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