One of our four new Daniel Fast soup mixes
Barley, Herbs & Spices, dehydrated stew vegetables: potatoes, carrots, celery, bell peppers, and chopped onion.
Vegetable Base: Yeast extract*, vegetable extracts (contains celery seed, oleorsin and mustard oil.)
*The yeast in the vegetable base is not a leavening yeast and is therefore acceptable for the Daniel Fast.
Suitable also for plant-based Vegan Diets
Product of Washington State
Rill's Specialty Soups are a Product of Washington State.
Soup mix includes: 2 packets, 1 spice and 1 vegetable base
To prepare, you will need:
1 8oz. Can Tomato Sauce or Chopped Tomatoes
In 3 or 4 quart sauce pan add 8 cups water and both spice packets, cover. Bring to a boil, add barley and vegetable mixture, 8 oz tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes, stir. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 50 minutes.
Daniel Fast Cooking Variations: Add 1 cup of fresh chopped tomatoes or your favorite fresh vegetable. May replace 1/2 cup water with milk substitute, but do not add the milk substitute until right before serving.
Non-Daniel Fast Cooking Variations: Add ground beef or turkey, also may use leftover steak or roast that has been cut up. You may also replace 1/2 cup of water with milk or cream, do not add the milk or cream until right before the soup is served.
Nutritional Value: In May 2006 the US Food and Drug Administration authorized use of a health claim for the role of beta-glucan soluble fiber from barley in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. Barley is high in fiber and known to help reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Tidbits of History
In the year 605 BC the biblical prophet Daniel and his three friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, were among the young Jewish nobility to be taken into captivity in Babylon. The men remained in captivity for more than 70 years – the span of their lives – but even though captive they experienced a deep spiritual freedom by consecrating (separating) themselves unto the one true God.
The scriptures teachings these young men had established in their hearts while still in Judah remained their standards, no matter what trials they faced. Daniel refused to eat the king’s food because it would defile his body that he already had dedicated to God. He refused to bow to the image of the king or compromise his commitment to God. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were tossed into the fiery furnace rather than abandon God in any way.
These men’s courageous and unwavering commitment to God served as a powerful example of their loyalty and integrity, not only earning them unprecedented promotion in Babylon, but also protection and deliverance from danger by the God they loved. Captive in Babylon, but free in their hearts, the men prospered even under these difficult conditions.
The Daniel-Fast explained
Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. Daniel 1:12
In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. Daniel 10:2-3
The Daniel Fast is a partial fast practiced by millions of Christians around the world. The definition of a biblical fast is to restrict some or all food for a spiritual purpose. The Daniel Fast is modeled after the fasting experiences of the Hebrew prophet when he and his companions were in captivity in Babylon. Not wanting to defile his body by eating the king’s food, Daniel asked to be fed only pulse (food grown from seed) and drink only water. Daniel wrote of another of his fasts in which he ate no pleasant bread (leavened), drank no wine and ate no meat. With these guidelines, the Daniel Fast eating plan can be described as a vegan diet with more restrictions.
Men, women and teens who enter a period of prayer and fasting using the Daniel Fast experience answers to prayers, a more intimate relationship with God, a significant improvement in their health and well-being and also develop positive habits for their lifestyle as followers of Jesus Christ.
To learn more about The Daniel Fast and to receive a copy of the Daniel Fast Guidelinesvisit www.Daniel-Fast.com
History of Barley
Ancient Greek culture used barley as a staple bread-making grain and considered it to be an important food for athletes. The athletes attributed much of their strength to their training diets containing barley. This tradition, of eating barley for strength, continued with the Roman athletes and the Gladiators were known as hordearii, which means “eaters of barley.” Barley was also highly esteemed in ancient China as a symbol of male virility because the heads of barley are heavy and contain numerous seeds. Today the largest producers of barley are Russia and Canada with the USA ranking as 9th in the worlds production.
Legume Hints & Nutrition
The USDA recommends that adults eat three cups of beans or legumes per week for the maximum health benefit. Legumes are naturally low in total fat, contain no saturated fat or cholesterol, and are an excellent source of protein, calcium, iron, folic acid, and potassium. Beans should always be sorted, cleaned and washed to remove any small rocks, etc.