EZEKIEL MIX SPREADSHEET

Bread Beckers Item #DescriptionQty based on 1 bucket of beans
08050Hard Red Wheat14.0 Buckets
07090Spelt8.0 Buckets
02120Barley2.8
04880Millet1.5
02840Lentils1.3
02720Kidney Beans1.1
03030Pinto Beans1.0
02590Great Northern Beans1.0
05871Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3L79ea – 3L Tins
09618Bakers Grade Honey 1Gal42 gals
00041Yeast 1LB package30 packages
06993Redmond Salt – 10LB pail2 pails

This will make 504 recipes of Ezekiel Bread based on the recipe in the Bread Beckers Recipe collection. One recipe calls for a fasting of one 8 oz piece of bread/day – therefore is calculated to feed 1 person for 8 days on that portion.

This is enough ingredients to make Ezekiel Bread for 14 people for 1 year based on eating an 8 oz portion/person/day

These number represent using a bucket of the smallest ingredient – the beans – as the base and calculating how much other ingredients will be needed/bucket of beans to make into Ezekiel Bread only.

Since you will probably not make it all into Ezekiel Bread you could cut the honey and oil and some of the grain amounts in half to bring the price down.

This spread sheet was developed to give someone a basic idea of how much grains and beans and other ingredients to purchase for the Ezekiel Bread based off a 6 gal bucket of the smallest quantity ingredient (the beans).

As you can see this is a lot of food and could easily feed a large household for a year.
Quantities could of course be reduced for 1-2 months of storage.

We like this variety of grains and beans for storage as it gives such a good cross section and versatility of food that can be prepared besides just the Ezekiel Bread. Add some stores of brown rice, corn, oats and perhaps black eye peas and you have a fairly complete storage of good food.

Be Prepared – Food Storage Quantities

This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all recommended storage items but focuses on food, water and food preparation needs, especially those provided by Bread Beckers.

Water – 1 gal/person/per day
To sustain life for 1 person for 1 year

Grain – 400 lbs
• 300 lbs – mostly wheat, spelt and kamut
• 100 lbs – mixture – corn, oats, millet, sorghum, popcorn, etc

Beans/Legumes/Brown Rice – 60 lbs
• kidney beans, pinto beans, great northern, baby lima, lentils, black-eye peas, soy beans, mung beans,
• sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, etc
• brown rice, brown rice and brown rice blends, and oats have about 1 year shelf life – mylar packaging with O2 absorbers of smaller quantities is recommended for longer storage
• Beans will continue to dry so older beans will require a longer soak or might be best used to mill into flour. Also rotate out storage of beans.

Ezekiel Mixture of Grains and Beans (see spread sheet)

Ezekiel Mix- A combination of beans and grains that form a complete protein. Grains provide the lacking amino acids in beans, while beans provide those lacking in grains. The perfect combination, which may explain why so many cultures around the world eat beans with rice or some other form of grain.

The Ezekiel mixture comes from Ezekiel 4:9 where God instructs Ezekiel to combine wheat, spelt, barley, millet, lentils and beans. A recipe for this bread is in the Bread Beckers Recipe Collection. The flour from this combination can also be used to make muffins, pancakes, cookies and brownies. The Ezekiel mixture combination can also be used whole and boiled with broth and added vegetables to make a delicious stew.

The Ezekiel mixture of grains and beans gives a good base for any food storage pantry, providing not only the wheat and other nutritious grains as the base but also lentils and beans that can all be prepared in a variety of ways.
Add some other favorite grains and beans, such as corn and/or popcorn, oats, rice and/or black eyed peas and you have a great variety for food storage.

Sprouting seeds
• Most of the above grains and beans should sprout except for oats and brown rice
• Additional sprouting seeds might be alfalfa, clover, broccoli, radish

Sweeteners – 60 lbs – Stores indefinitely
• Honey, molasses, evaporated cane juice

Powdered Milk – 16 lbs
Additional soy beans or sweet brown rice can be stored for making your own non-dairy milks

Fats and Oils – 2-6 gallons – these should be rotated out and replace as storage is used
• Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil in tins or bottles
• Coconut oil – jars or 1 gallon pails

Salt – 8-10 lbs – We use Redmond
• Redmond natural mined mineral salt – stored in plastic food grade buckets

Baking Powder – 5 lbs
• Has about a 2 year shelf life

Yeast – approximately 1 lb for every 2 buckets of wheat

Baking soda – 5-10 lbs
Vinegar – 1-2 gallons

Seasonings and spices
Cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, ginger, vanilla extract

Dehydrated fruits and vegetables – a great way to store garden produce – easily stored with no electricity or large space requirements
• Apples, bananas, fruit leathers, spinach, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, celery

Bentonite clay – We use Redmond – No home should be without clay
• Unsurpassed versatility for first aid uses: bee stings, burns, rashes, poison ivy.
• May be mixed with water – drink for upset stomach, dysentery, detoxification

Equipment
Electric grain mill – Wonder Mill/Nutrimill
• Non Electric Hand Mill – Wonder Junior Deluxe
• Food Dehydrator – Excalibur or Sedona
• Electric Mixer – Ankarsrum Original – by far the finest mixer on the market will last a lifetime – optional attachments for all kinds of food preparation
• Seed Sprouter – Sprout Garden, Fresh Life (electric)
• Manual wheat grass juicer –
• Soy Milk Maker – Soyabella – for rice milk, almond milk – for those needing dairy free
• Butane Burner Portable Cookstove by Jaccard
• Cameron Stovetop Smoker

• Fermentation Crock 5L and 10L – for making kraut/fermented vegetables
• Joyce Chen Spiralizer – for making raw “noodles” out of zucchini and other produce
• Floating Oil Candle Kit

COVID-19 Update at Bread Beckers for March 30, 2020

To all our customers:

As a food business we will remain open to serve you and our community. We will continue with our shortened business hours Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm. We will continue to take extra precautions to incorporate social distancing to everyone in our store as well as extra cleaning and sanitizing. We are here to serve you the best we can and will continue our curbside pick up for those who may be ill (ie: if you have ANY of the symptoms of a cold, flu or COVID-19) or exposed and cannot come inside our store.

At this time, all April classes at our store have been canceled.

Thanks for all you understanding, and support of our business!

Sincerely,
The Bread Beckers Inc
Brad, Sue, and Jim

COVID-19 Update at Bread Beckers

We are cancelling our classes through 4/17/20. We will continue to monitor events and government recommendations, and may have to cancel classes even further down the road.

Due to overwhelming demand, we quit taking phone orders – we don’t have the staff to handle them, nor to get all the phone messages for them! If you need to place an order, please use our web site, even for a pick-up order at the store. It works best if you REGISTER in our web cart, instead of using GUEST checkout (some – not all – have reported problems getting the GUEST checkout to work for them). If you do want to pick up, please use the CURB SIDE PICK UP option for shipping.

We will keep our store open (MONDAY – SATURDAY, 10AM – 4PM) as long as we are allowed, as we are a food store for many of our regular customers! PLEASE OBSERVE “SOCIAL DISTANCING” recommendations (6 feet separation with others) as much as possible (but DON’T come inside if you or a family member have been ill or shown systems of a cold, flu, or “worse”) and above all please be patient, kind, and respectful to everyone else in the store! Everyone is stressed, but we can and WILL get through this!

Thanks for all you understanding, and support of our business!

Sincerely,
The Bread Beckers Inc
Brad, Sue, and Jim

Message from the Owners of Bread Beckers – Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus, also know as COVID-19, has posed a serious worldwide concern for the health, safety and welfare of everyone, including those of us that serve you here at The Bread Beckers. The purpose of this message is to share with you the steps we are taking in response to these growing concerns.

As of today, we are open for business following our regular hours of operation Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with NO cancellation of any scheduled classes. Of course, this can always change as situations develop over the coming days and weeks and may only allow for short notice of changes. But we will do our best to carry on in serving you. To avoid any inconvenience, we will try to keep an updated phone message, as well as web site and email notices. So please check often.

Like so many others, we are making every effort to ensure the safety of you, our customers, as well as our amazing staff by taking extra precautionary measures. We are cleaning and sanitizing frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, shopping carts, credit card and touch pads and countertops. We have discontinued food sampling in the store and will take extra precautions when serving samples in our classes.

We are asking you, as well as our employees, to follow the “Advice to the Public” from the World Health Organization. Please do not come to the the Bread Beckers if you or your family members are not feeling well. If you need product, you may place your order online or over the phone and we will be happy to bring it outside to you or leave it outside for you to pick up. Try to practice safe distancing while in the store and cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing. And of course, wash your hands often. Please be mindful of others, this is a stressful time for everyone and we want to do our part.

Finally, please remember, while handshakes may not by the best method of greeting others at this time, a smile or kind word can go a long way toward letting others know that things may not be as bad as they seem. Be patient and understanding with others, and let’s work together to show the love of Christ to the world. We will get through this together.

Brad and Sue Becker and Jim Carpenter