Purple Beans







     Did you eat those purple beans?  Why do they turn green when you cook them?  What a beautiful garden of beans.  The flowers are a dainty lavender color and then come the long bean pods that melt in your mouth, which are so delicious. 









     The plants spread out a bit and some stems trail on the ground so you might want to support them if you like but they don’t need to get really big to give you lots and lots of beans and some to share with your neighbor.













 "And if your bread is dry, crumb it into the gruel, and it will be enjoyed. I do not approve of eating much cold food, for the reason that the vitality must be drawn from the system to warm the food until it becomes of the same temperature as the stomach before the work of digestion can be carried on. Another very simple yet wholesome dish, is beans boiled or baked." 

CD 86

"People cannot all eat the same things. Some articles of food that are wholesome and palatable to one person, may be hurtful to another. Some cannot use milk, while others can subsist upon it. For some, dried beans and peas are wholesome, while others cannot digest them. Some stomachs have become so sensitive that they cannot make use of the coarser kind of graham flour. So it is impossible to make an unvarying rule by which to regulate every one's dietetic habits."  



 God’s Original Plan for Man’s Diet

"In order to know what are the best foods, we must study God's original plan for man's diet. He who created man and who understands his needs appointed Adam his food. "Behold," He said, "I have given you every herb yielding seed, . . . and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food." 

Genesis 1:29, A.R.V. 

Upon leaving Eden to gain his livelihood by tilling the earth under the curse of sin, man received permission to eat also  

"the herb of the field." 

Genesis 3:18.   

Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible, are the most healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet.  

In order to maintain health, a sufficient supply of good, nourishing food is needed.  

If we plan wisely, that which is most conducive to health can be secured in almost every land. The various preparations of rice, wheat, corn, and oats are sent abroad everywhere, also beans, peas, and lentils. These, with native or imported fruits, and the variety of vegetables that grow in each locality, give an opportunity to select a dietary that is complete without the use of flesh meats." 

CCh 222