Bible Foods Cooking Contest for Cooks & Chefs! 

Do you have the cooking skills to create a delicious meal, using only the foods listed below? If so, you can be featured in an upcoming blog on Doctrines of Faith website.


  • Create a Youtube video recipe using any *2 or more* of the ingredients below to make your Bible dish. You may also create just a written recipe as long as it is complete with the ingredients list and instructions.
  • Anything goes: Choose breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or snack.
  • Wild Card Ingredients: You may use any TWO Wild Card (miscellaneous) ingredients of your choice. Your Wild Card ingredients should not dominate the dish. In other words: Don’t make a dish with 2 “Wild Card” dominating ingredients and assume that olive oil and garlic taken from the list below will suffice as your 2 main bible ingredients. Boring!
  • Bread counts as 1 bible ingredient. You don’t have to count the ingredients inside the bread as separate ingredients, but if you’d like to teach how to make the bread, then that’s acceptable. Bread of any kind can be used, and the same with cheese.
  • Freebies: Garnishes and sauces of any sort may be used as freebies. Pepper may be used if needed with salt. Any type of cookware may be used.
  • Side dishes can be suggested and presented, but aren’t part of your main dish.
  • Email your video or recipe to If you submit a good recipe, it will be featured on my upcoming Bible menu. Be sure to use at least 2 ingredients from the Bible Food list, and be creative, giving the viewer or reader good instructions. Each submission will have it’s own blog post on this website, and will include your name, website address if you have one, and your list of ingredients and prep/cooking instructions. (Please provide). I will promote your entry and readers will be welcomed to try your dish and share. If your entry is chosen for the bible cooking contest, an email will be sent to the email address that you provide, along with a link to your recipe on DoctrinesofFaith blog.
  • *Your recipes need not be expensive. Sometimes the easiest recipes get the best attention, but if you’re feeling creative, be my guest. This contest is for fun, and there are no prizes other than recognition of your recipe, and promotion of your blog or website on  


There are foods listed throughout the bible that perhaps many of us didn’t even realize. Do you think it possible to eliminate many of your goodies and begin replacing them with good bible foods? Here are several mentions of bible foods found throughout the pages of the Old and New Testaments, including vegetables, spices, herbs, meats, dairy and more. (While this is not a complete list, it gives us a good basis to go on).


Deuteronomy 8:8 “Israel is a blessed land of wheat and barley, of vines, figs and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey”



The Bible’s Kitchen Cabinet: Spices and More Found in the Bible 


Coriander (Exodus 16:31; Numbers 11:7)

Cinnamon (Exodus 30:23; Revelation 18:13)

Cumin (Isaiah 28:25; Matthew 23:23)

Dill (Matthew 23:23)

Garlic (Numbers 11:5)

Mint (Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42)

Mustard (Matthew 13:31)

Rue (Luke 11:42)

Salt (Ezra 6:9; Job 6:6)

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Foods in The Bible: Snacks, Fruits, Nuts  


Apples (Song of Solomon 2:5)

Almonds (Genesis 43:11; Numbers 17:8)

Dates (2 Samuel 6:19; 1 Chronicles 16:3)

Figs (Nehemiah 13:15; Jeremiah 24:1-3)

Grapes (Leviticus 19:10; Deuteronomy 23:24)

Melons (Numbers 11:5; Isaiah 1:8)

Olives (Isaiah 17:6; Micah 6:15)

Pistachio Nuts (Genesis 43:11)

Pomegranates (Numbers 20:5; Deuteronomy 8:8)

Raisins (Numbers 6:3; 2 Samuel 6:19)

Sycamore Fruit (Psalm 78:47; Amos 7:14)


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Foods in the Bible: Veggies & more


Beans (2 Samuel 17:28; Ezekiel 4:9)

Cucumbers (Numbers 11:5)

Gourds (2 Kings 4:39)

Leeks (Numbers 11:5)

Lentils (Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 17:28; Ezekiel 4:9)

Onions (Numbers 11:5)

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Foods in the Bible: Grains


Barley (Deuteronomy 8:8; Ezekiel 4:9)

Bread (Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 6:19; 16:1; Mark 8:14)

Corn (Matthew 12:1; grain, as in wheat/ barley)

Flour (2 Samuel 17:28; 1 Kings 17:12)

Unleavened Bread (Genesis 19:3; Exodus 12:20)

Wheat (Ezra 6:9; Deuteronomy 8:8)


Foods in the Bible: Fishing For Fins

Leviticus 11:9-10 states that one should eat “whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters” but not to eat “all that have not fins and scales in the seas.”

Matthew 15:36

John 21:11-13


Bible Foods: Birds of a Feather


Partridge (1 Samuel 26:20; Jeremiah 17:11)

Pigeon (Genesis 15:9; Leviticus 12:8)

Quail (Psalm 105:40)

Dove (Leviticus 12:8)


Foods of the Bible: Meat Menu


Calf (Luke 15:23)

Goat (Genesis 27:9)

Lamb (2 Samuel 12:4)

Oxen (1 Kings 19:21)

Sheep (Deuteronomy 14:4)

Venison (Genesis 27:7)


Foods of the Bible: Dairy Aisle


Butter (Proverbs 30:33)

Cheese (2 Samuel 17:29)

Curds (Isaiah 7:15)

Milk (Exodus 33:3; Job 10:10; Judges 5:25)

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More Bible Foods & Drinks


Eggs (Job 6:6; Luke 11:12)

Grape Juice (Numbers 6:3)

Honey (Exodus 33:3; Deuteronomy 8:8; Judges 14:8-9)

Olive Oil (Ezra 6:9; Deuteronomy 8:8)

Vinegar (Ruth 2:14; John 19:29)

Wine (Ezra 6:9; John 2:1-10)

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Did I miss any bible foods that are not on the list? Leave a comment below and let me know. Have fun with the Doctrines of Faith Bible Cooking Contest! Subscribe to keep in the loop and see new recipes as they come available.