Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thank you God for food

Beautiful Sunday morning smoothie
greens, homemade frozen jam, fresh cranberries, cranberry fruit cocktail,
strawberries and an orange.

 MMM ... it was good 
You can see all the good chunks of actual food in there.

strong and healthy  

As for the "pulse" or vegetables that Daniel asked for, pulse (from the Latin "puls") specifically refers to legumes such as lentils and beans, but in this instance may simply have been a generic term for vegetable foods of any sort. Babylon, situated on the fertile alluvial plain beside the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, was as agriculturally bountiful as Palestine was barren. The Babylonians used sophisticated irrigation systems to water their rich soil, and a variety of grains, legumes, and vegetables would have been grown by them. Lettuce was grown in the famous hanging gardens of Babylon as early as the 7th Century BC.
While Daniel's primary motivation for refusing Nebuchadnezzar's food was to remain ritualistically clean and undefiled, he seems to have been confident about the nutritional adequacy of his proposed vegetarian diet, and this certitude was verified by the results of his test.


Elisa Mary said... was so yummy and perfectly nutritious. I like the picture of dad, lol.

Kimberly said...

looks so beautiful there in your blender!

Interesting about Daniel's vegetarian diet... fruits and veggies should be on the bottom of the food pyramid! not bread!

I see from a human stand point