The Joyful Vegan Feast: 02.02.16

Video of The Joyful Vegan Cooking Class: 02.02.16

Simple Potato Soup

1 package of vegetable broth

1/2 onion
3 white ends of Leeks
1 garlic clove
2 stalks of celery
3 medium potatoes
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon Earth Balance buttery spread
In a sauce pan, sauté in Earth Balance butter spread, finely chopped celery, leeks, onions and garlic until translucent. Add all of the spices to the pot and after 15 seconds add finely chopped potatoes. Add a few tablespoons of broth. Saute for about 10 minutes stirring often. Add rest of broth. Cook on medium heat for between 20 to 30 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Crush finished potatoes with large spoon or spatula. Salt and pepper to taste.

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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