Food for Life – Mushroom Burgers

One reason why we do not enjoy more of the blessing of the Lord is, we do not heed the light which He has been pleased to give us in regard to the laws of life and health.

“God is as truly the author of physical laws as He is author of the moral law. His law is written with His own finger upon every nerve, every muscle, every faculty, which has been entrusted to man.

“The Creator of man has arranged the living machinery of our bodies. Every function is wonderfully and wisely made. And God pledged Himself to keep this human machinery in healthful action if the human agent will obey His laws and cooperate with God. Every law governing the human machinery is to be considered just as truly divine in origin, in character, and in importance as the word of God. Every careless, inattentive action, any abuse put upon the Lord’s wonderful mechanism, by disregarding His specified laws in the human habitation, is a violation of God’s law. We may behold and admire the work of God in the natural world, but the human habitation is the most wonderful.” Counsels on Diet and Foods, 16, 17.

Recipe – Mushroom Burgers

1 pound mushrooms, finely chopped

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1 1/2 cups finely ground oatmeal

1 cup cooked lentils

1/2 cup tomato-vegetable juice

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 Tablespoon egg replacer

2 teaspoons Bragg Liquid Aminos

2 teaspoons carob powder

Salt to taste

Grind all ingredients in food processor; adding mushrooms last. Be careful not to puree. Let mixture rest for 20 minutes. Form patties and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, turning once.

Cathy Summers Timmons, a Steps to Life staff member and a member of LandMarks’ editorial staff, writes from her home in Wichita, Kansas. She may be contacted by e-mail at: