Food for Life – Tofu Pecan Loaf

The meat diet is the serious question. Shall human beings live on the flesh of dead animals? The answer, from the light that God has given is, No, decidedly No. Health reform institutions should educate on this question. Physicians who claim to understand the human organism ought not to encourage their patients to subsist on the flesh of dead animals. They should point out the increase of disease in the animal kingdom. The testimony of examiners is that very few animals are free from disease, and that the practice of eating largely of meat is contracting diseases of all kinds,—cancers, tumors, scrofula, tuberculosis, and numbers of other like affections.” Counsels on Diet and Foods, 388.

Tofu is an excellent substitute for meat and dairy products in many vegetarian recipes. There are two basic types of tofu. Silken tofu is soft and can be utilized as an ideal additive for dressings, sauces, and in dairy-free versions of ice cream or cheesecake. Firm tofu, on the other hand, comes in a more solid form. It can be stir-fried, grilled, scrambled, pickled, smoked, baked or barbecued.

Easy to digest, tofu is high in protein and calcium, low in saturated fat and salt, and free of cholesterol. Tofu is also a superior source of magnesium, iron, zinc, and Vitamin B. Documentation of the nutritional benefits of tofu continues to accumulate. More tofu in the diet means fewer cancers and less heart disease. More tofu also means a lower risk of osteoporosis, and for women, eating a lot of tofu translates to an escape from the symptoms so popularly tied to menopause (in the Western Hemisphere).

Tofu Pecan Loaf

1 cup bread crumbs

1 cup soy milk

Soak bread crumbs in milk for 10–15 minutes. Then add:

16-ounce block tofu, mashed

1 cup oats

1 large onion, chopped

1 cup pecans, finely chopped

4 Tablespoons soy flour

2 Tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Mix all ingredients together well then let stand for 5 minutes. Place mixture in a Pam-sprayed or lightly oiled loaf pan. Bake at 375 degrees for one hour, until set in the middle.

A friend of Steps to Life, Margaret Murray enjoys reading LandMarks and watching sermon videos on Sabbath. She lives on the Sussex Coast at Eastbourne, England.

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