One of our four new Daniel Fast soup mixes
Ingredients: Yellow and green split peas, herbs and spices, dehydrated bell pepper.
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, Spice and Vegetable Base
To prepare, you will need:
2 cups chopped tomato with green chiles, 15 to 20 oz.
1/2 teaspoon salt
In 3 quart saucepan add 8 cups water, the complete soup package, tomatoes with green chiles, and any optional ingredients. Cover and simmer until peas are tender or until your desired consistency, approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Stir occasionally to keep from scorching. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
Daniel Fast Cooking Variations:
Add 1 cup of your favorite fresh chopped vegetables.
Non-Daniel Fast Cooking Variations:
Add spicy sausage, Little Smokies sausages, bacon, you may also top with sour cream.
Tidbits of History
In 605 BC the nation of Judah fell under the control of the Babylonians. The growing government was in great need of well-educated men that they could train to be leaders and so the finest young Jewish men of nobility were taken into captivity to become members in the Babylonian king’s court. The prophet Daniel and his three companions were among the slaves. The three men were renamed with Babylonian names: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
The men were faithful to God and lived lives of exemplarity integrity. They became leaders in the nation, which stirred the jealousy of their Babylonian peers and even the nation’s leaders. King Nebuchadnezzar was enraged when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to worship the Babylonian gods or bow to the golden image he had erected. The king threatened to throw the men to their death if they refused to denounce their God.
The men, with total trust in their God, explained to the king that whether he threw them into the furnace or not, that their God would protect them always. The infuriated Nebuchadnezzar execution furnace be heated seven times hotter than usual. The men were bound and thrown into the furnace.
An angel of God immediately saved the men releasing them from their ties. When the King saw four men in the furnace, unbound and walking around, he called to them to come out. King Nebuchadnezzar then conceded to the power of their God, even going as far as to make a decree, whereby any nation who says anything against the God of the Jews is an act of war.
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
A bit of Pea History
Peas probably originated in northwest Asia. They have been found in caves in Thailand that date back over 11,000 years. They dry naturally by the late summer sun and are commonly found split which reduces cooking time. The peas are split during processing and sorting when they are bombarded against a baffler which causes them to split in two. Green split peas are most common to Americans but yellow peas are also grown in the Palouse region of the United States. The yellow peas are consumed mostly in Scandinavia and taste slightly different than the green pea.
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.