This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
The asparagus is the principal dish, yet it does not con tain the greatest nutriment; - approximately it gives bulk and salts and has the property of filling the stomach (known as the satisfying of hunger); the egg salad, cheese, and the entire wheat bread contain the principal protein of the meal, the cream cheese and butter much of the fat, and the cake furnishes starch and sweet. Another menu reads:
Lettuce Salad Entire Wheat Bread and Butter