Monday, October 19, 2009

Ezekiel Bread Recipe

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Ezekiel Bread (Adapted from Ezekiel 4:9)

2-1/2 c. whole wheat
1-2/3 c. whole rye
1/2 c. barley
1/4 c. millet
1/4 c. lentils
2 tbsp. great northern beans, uncooked
2 tbsp. red kidney beans, uncooked
2 tbsp. pinto beans, uncooked
2 c. lukewarm water, divided
1/2 c. plus 1 tsp. honey, divided (vegan replacement agave nectar)
2 tbsp. yeast
1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

Measure and combine all the above ingredients in a large bowl. Put this mixture into a flour mill and grind. The flour should be the consistency of regular flour. Coarse flour may cause digestion problems. This makes 8 cups of flour. Use 4 cups per batch of bread. Measure 4 cups of flour into a large bowl. Store the remaining flour mixture for future use. Measure 1 cup lukewarm water (110-115 degrees) in a small mixing bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of the honey (or, agave) and the yeast, stir to dissolve the yeast, cover, and set aside, allowing the yeast to rise for 5-10 minutes. In a small mixing bowl, combine the following: olive oil, 1/2 cup honey (agave), and the remaining cup of warm water. Mix well then add this to the flour mixture in the large bowl. Add the yeast to the bowl and stir until well mixed. The mixture should be consistency of slightly "heavy" cornbread. Spread the mixture evenly in an 11" x 15" pan sprayed with no-cholesterol cooking oil. Let the mixture rie for one hour in a warm place. Bake at 375 degrees F for approximately 30 minutes. Check for doneness. Bread should be the consistency of baked cornbread.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Vegan Freebie!

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Found a cool freebie that really great! You get FREE stickers, DVD, and Info on helping animals that includes a "Vegetarian Starter Kit" that has recipes and other useful tips about becoming a vegetarian. Just got to: PETA2 Free for All @

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Welcome to the Joyful Vegan!

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I have been a vegetarian for 10 years and just started about 2 months ago as a vegan. My change and outlook on my spiritual life start when I accepted a special assignment from the Lord Jesus Christ. At this time I was to fast and pray. At first I didn't think I could do it. But I put my mind to it that what I was to do was for a good purpose so I obeyed his calling. During this fast I refrained from dairy products, sweet breads, anything that had animal products in it (gelatin), and eggs. The easy part is that I didn't have to give up meat because I don't eat meat. The fast was water only. Now, when a word comes from the Lord and he tells you how to fast then obey and do what he tells you. If you're not sure of a certain fast ask the Lord in prayer what you should do. Some do fresh juice fasts. Others do half fast without the above mentioned food, just mainly fruits and vegetables. If you have a health problem, consult your family physician and always pray to the Great Physician for all advice. DISCLAIMER: This is for educational purposes only. This blog is not intended to help cure or prevent any kind of disease, medical condition, or sickness.

In my blog I will discuss things like types of healthy foods available on the market, the vegan lifestyle, recipes, cookbooks, resources, vegans and the spiritual life, fasting, juicing, exercise, and other topics related to vegetarian, vegan, the Bible, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

See ya next time! Happy veganing and Jesus bless you!

Teresa C

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