Food for Life – Carob Cream Pie

This month we will look at a principle regarding sweetness in our diets. Although this will not be an exhaustive study, a broad principle will be included. Please know that it is important for you to study this subject in detail for yourself. Be a Berean.

In the Bible, we find what is often called the “honey principle.” The Bible records three statements regarding the eating of honey that should be considered for an overall temperance principle. “My son, eat thou honey, because [it is] good; and the honeycomb, [which is] sweet to thy taste.” “Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.” “[It is] not good to eat much honey.” Proverbs 24:13; 25:16, 27.

Using these verses, we can identify a temperance principle that is applicable to many areas of life besides the eating of honey. The principle is this: Even good things should be taken in moderation. In other words, honey is good for us, but we should consume it in moderation—only as much as is sufficient for us, and never in excess, as that is not good.

Temperance Principle: If the item is bad for you, abstain from it. If it is good, partake to sufficiency and in moderation, not excess.

Carob Cream Pie

3 cups soy or almond milk

1 Tablespoon vanilla

2 Tablespoons Emes Kosher-Jel (unflavored)

1 teaspoon cereal coffee substitute such as Roma or Postum

1 cup pitted dates or 5 Tablespoons honey

2 drops mint flavoring (optional)

3 Tablespoons carob powder

1 Tablespoon molasses

1 pre-baked pie shell

Heat 1 cup of the milk with Emes Kosher-Jel and stir until the jel is dissolved. Combine with remaining filling ingredients and process in a blender until very smooth. Pour into a bowl and chill until firm. When firm, stir with wire whip or spoon (add more milk if necessary), and then pour into pre-baked pie shell. Chill again until firm. If desired, garnish with lightly toasted coconut.