The place of meat should be supplied with wholesome
foods that are inexpensive. In this matter very much depends on the cook. With
care and skill, dishes may be prepared that will be both nutritious and
appetizing, and will, to a great degree, take the place of flesh food.
“In all cases educate the conscience, enlist the will,
supply good, wholesome food, and the change will be readily made, and the
demand for flesh will soon cease.
“Is it not time that all should aim to dispense with
flesh foods? How can those who are seeking to become pure, refined, and holy,
that they may have the companionship of heavenly angels, continue to use as
food anything that has so harmful an effect on soul and body? How can they take
the life of God’s creatures that they may consume the flesh as a luxury? Let
them, rather, return to the wholesome and delicious food given to man in the
beginning, and themselves practice, and teach their children to practice, mercy
toward the dumb creatures that God has made and has placed under our dominion.
“Not all who profess to believe in dietetic reform are
really reformers. With many persons the reform consists merely in discarding
certain unwholesome foods. They do not understand clearly the principles of
health, and their tables, still loaded with harmful dainties, are far from
being an example of Christian temperance and moderation.
“Another class, in their desire to set a right
example, go to the opposite extreme. Some are unable
to obtain the most desirable foods, and, instead of using such things as would
best supply the lack, they adopt an impoverished diet. Their food does not
supply the elements needed to make good blood. Their health suffers, their
usefulness is impaired, and their example tells against, rather than in favor
of, reform in diet.
“Others think that since health requires a simple
diet, there need be little care in the selection or the preparation of food.
Some restrict themselves to a very meager diet, not having sufficient variety
to supply the needs of the system, and they suffer in consequence.
“Those who have but a partial understanding of the
principles of reform are often the most rigid, not only in carrying out their
views themselves, but in urging them on their families and their neighbors. The
effect of their mistaken reforms, as seen in their own ill-health, and their
efforts to force their views upon others, give many a false idea of dietetic
reform, and lead them to reject it altogether.
“Those who understand the laws of health and who are
governed by principle, will shun the extremes, both of indulgence and of
restriction. Their diet is chosen, not for the mere gratification of appetite,
but for the upbuilding of the body. They seek to
preserve every power in the best condition for highest service to God and man.
The appetite is under the control of reason and conscience, and they are
rewarded with health of body and mind. While they do not urge their views
offensively upon others, their example is a testimony in favor of right
principles. These persons have a wide influence for good.” The Ministry of Healing, 317–319.
Place in Mini-Crock Pot:
Let cook overnight. In the morning stir well and add:
½ cup date rolls or
Stir well and cook another
thirty minutes. Serve as a delicious and nutritious breakfast cereal. Left over
may be molded, sliced and baked. Delicious, topped with Fruit Sauce.