Cookbook inspires world hunger challenge.


On a hot summer day my daughter enjoys an orange julius snack. I recently discovered the following recipe for her favorite treat in the “More-with-Less Cookbook” by Doris Janzen Longacre. 

Orange Julius

1 egg 
1/3 cup concentrated orange juice
1 cup milk
4-6 ice cubes, partially crushed
1-2 teaspoons sugar or honey

Combine all ingredients in a blender and serve.  Can substitute orange concentrate with one banana plus 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries.

Published in the late 1970s, the “More-with-Less Cookbook” addresses world hunger through the support of Mennonite Central Committee. Specifically the book encourages its American readers to pursue responsible eating. This task is accomplished by eliminating overspending and overeating while incorporating healthy culinary habits into everyday food preparation.

Nearly 30 years later world hunger continues to be a focus of concern. I challenge you to seek out this cookbook. How can you be involved with eliminating world hunger? Can you simplify your meals to save food and financial resources? Are you willing to adjust your diet for healthy results? Will you adopt a homemade cooking style and say no to convenience foods?

What can you do to promote responsible eating?