Vegetarian Recipes by Maria Helena Stewart & Marli Guedes

***image1*** The Seventh Day Adventist Church teaches its parishioners the art of a vegetarian diet, believing it is the best way to keep healthy.

Enclosed in this article is a delicious recipe for a brown rice pasta dish.

Organic Brown Rice Pasta

Spaghetti Style (“Tinkyada” brand recommended)


-3 Big Tomatoes

-1 Big Onion Sliced

-6 Cloves Garlic

-1 Cup Fresh Cilantro

-Dry Oregano

-Fresh Basil (save for end)

-Celtic Salt to taste

-2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste

-Veggie Pepperoni

– Coconut Oil

– Cold pressed virgin olive oil

To Start: 1.Cook Veggie Pepperoni In The Oven For 5 Minutes.

2. Boil The Pasta (Follow The Instructions On The Package.)

To Make The Sauce, Take The Following Ingredients:

-3 Big Tomatoes (Cut into cubes)

-1 Big Onion Sliced

-6 Cloves Garlic

-1 cup Fresh Cilantro

-Dry Oregano

-Celtic Salt to taste

-2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste

1. Use 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil to sauté the following

2. Sautee sliced onion, garlic (pressed), and fresh cilantro

3. Then add that to the tomato paste

4. Add the cubed tomatoes

Cook for a while (10 minutes), add salt to taste.

5. Add the veggie pepperoni

6. Add cooked pasta

Optional (but recommended):

Drizzle a pinch (2 tablespoons) of cold pressed olive oil over the top for taste.

Sprinkle loosely chopped basil on top of finished meal.

“The Seventh-Day Adventist Church Health Study

This is the only major ongoing study on the general health and mortality of vegetarians in the U.S. Data was collected from 1976-1988. Of the 34,192 participants, all members of the Seventh-day Adventist church: 29 percent were vegetarian, while 7-10 percent of the vegetarians were vegan.

Compared to non-vegetarians the above vegetarians had about:

1/2 the high blood pressure and diabetes 1/2 the colon cancer 2/3 the rheumatoid arthritis and prostate cancer Breast, lung, & uterine cancers tended to be lower in vegetarians but could have been due to random chance.

Vegetarian Life Expectancy

Life expectancies in the Adventist Health Study have recently been published. They show that this group of Seventh-day Adventists appears to be the longest-lived, formally studied population in the world (with an average life span of 78.5 years for men, 82.3 for women).” (


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Armstrong, B. (1977) Blood pressure in Seventh Day Adventist vegetarians. Am Jnl Epidemiology v.105 p.444-9

British Medical Association (1986). Diet, nutrition and health. BMA, London.

Fraser, G et al (1991) Diet and lung cancer in Seventh Day Adventists. Am Jnl Epidemiology v.133 p.683-93.

Key, T J et al. (1998) Mortality in vegetarians and non-vegetarians: a collaborative analysis of 8,300 deaths among 76,000 men and women in five prospective studies. Public Health Nutrition.

Key, T J. et al. (1999) Health Benefits of a vegetarian diet. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society v.58 p.271-5.

Phillips, R L et al. (1985) Role of lifestyle and dietary habits in risk of cancer amongst Seventh Day Adventists. Cancer Research v.35 (Supplement) p.3513-22.

Phillips, R L et al. (1980) Mortality among California Seventh Day Adventists for selected cancer sites. Jnl National Cancer Institute v.65 p.1097-107.

National Library of Medicine

by Maria Helena Stewart & Marli Guedes
Maria Helena and Marli are natural vegetarian cooks who use only organically grown produce. They are members of The Seventh Day Adventist Church. Maria Helena and Marli have been living the vegetarian lifestyle with their families for nearly 20 years.