The Joyful Vegan Feast: 02.27.16

Video of The Joyful Vegan Cooking Class: 02.13.16

White Bread

1 tablespoon of yeast
2 cups of just above the temperature of lukewarm water
3-4 cups of white flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
Combine warm yeast, water and sugar in mixing bowl. Let stand approximately  10 minutes. When yeast is bubbling begin to slowly stir in salt and flour. Mix until dough starts to form and keep adding until dough makes a smooth ball. Cover ball with damp tea cloth and let rise for 45 minutes. After rising kneed dough down and back into a ball. Cover again with damp tea cloth and let rise again. on oiled cookie sheet. When risen score bread in three places across top and brush with olive oil. Then  place in center of a preheated 350 degrees oven for 45 minutes or until the top is brown.

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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