The Joyful Vegan Feast: 01.12.16

Video of The Joyful Vegan Cooking Class: 01.12.16, making vegan chili

Vegan Broth and Vegan Chili Recipe

Ingredients for Vegetable broth:
1 teaspoon Coriander Seed
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Teaspoon Thyme
1 Teaspoon Parsley
2 Bay Leaves
The top and bottom of an onion with it’s skin
1 Carrot
2 Stalks of Celery
2 Garlic Cloves
The Center from a green pepper
4 cups of water
In a medium saucepan combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes covered.
Ingredients for Chili:
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Jalapeno seeded and diced
1 Large white Onion diced
1 Green, red or yellow pepper diced
3 garlic cloves
10 Shitake Mushrooms finely diced
1 large can of diced tomatoes or two fresh, medium Tomatoes diced.
1 can of kidney, black or pinto beans rinsed
 1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon parsley
4 Tablespoons of Cumin/ or to taste.
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a pot heated up on medium pour olive oil and a cup of broth. When hot add onions, green peppers, jalapenos, and spices until the onions are translucent. When translucent add the garlic and finely diced mushrooms. Stir and let cook for 5 minutes. Then add the diced tomato and the beans with enough broth to top the vegetables. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes and serve with tortillas or tortilla chips.

About the Joyful Vegan Feast

The Joyful Vegan Feast is a cooking class, taught by Pastor Brian Merritt, at the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center on Saturdays at 3 pm. Join us any Saturday for the class at the Center, 1918 Union Ave. in Chattanooga TN 37404. If you can’t join us for the class, we’ll upload video from the class every Tuesday evening.

The Joyful Vegan Feast takes its name from a line in the Presbyterian communion service. We are reminded that all people will come together in unity from East, West, North and South to sit at table with each other, Luke 13:29. “This is a Joyful feast of the divine’s people.”

A vegan diet consists of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, beans, and the thousands of other good things the earth provides to us. What it doesn’t include is animal products — flesh, eggs, milk, honey, etc. Veganism goes much further than simply dietary choices. Veganism is the belief that humans do not have the right to steal the lives, freedom, reproduction or bodily products of non-human animals. Explicit in such theft is violence. As a community radically devoted to peace, veganism is an expression of our faith at Mercy Junction.




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