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Please join us for our 8th Annual Banquet!
Focusing on action, education, and outreach to inspire respect for animals, CAA touches hundreds of human lives and saves thousands of animal lives. Through the dedicated efforts of CAA volunteers, thousands of leaflets are distributed to increase awareness of the plight of factory farm animals, hundreds of individuals pledge to try vegetarianism, social gatherings are held to bring like-minded people together, and inspirational speakers from across the country educate the public about those who cannot speak for themselves.
The event begins with a reception featuring a selection of delicious hors d'ouevres and complimentary wine. During the reception, bid at our silent auction featuring artwork, gift baskets, services from local vendors, and more.
The reception is followed by a gourmet vegan dinner. During dinner, CAA will give a short presentation on our work in 2011 and our plans for 2012.
This year's banquet will again take place at Cedars Hall in northeast Minneapolis. The hall is attached to Saint Maron Church, and there is free parking to the north and west of the church. The west side parking lot is closest to the venue entrance.
- Time: Apr 05, 2012 from 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM
- Location: Cedars Hall, Saint Maron Church, 602 University Ave NE, Minneapolis
Warm up a winter evening with root vegetable chili!
Isa says, "this recipe calls for 2 pounds of root veggies, so use whichever are available to you. Some of my faves are rutabaga or turnip (they taste similar, so I wouldn't suggest both,) celeriac, golden beats, or parsnip".
- 2 pounds root vegetables, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced medium
- 1 red pepper, diced medium
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon mild chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 cup green lentils, washed
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons agave or maple syrup
- Cilantro and lime for garnish (optional)
- Preheat a 4 quart soup pot over medium high heat.
- Saute onions and bell pepper in oil until translucent, about 4 minutes.
- Add garlic and saute for another minute.
- Add chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, salt and cinnamon.
- Add 1/2 cup of the vegetable broth and the cocoa powder; cook for about 1 more minute, while stirring, to dissolve the cocoa.
- Add lentils, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes and root veggies.
- Cover pot and bring to a boil, keeping a close eye. Once it's boiling, lower heat to a simmer and cook for about 45 minutes, until lentils are tender and root veggies is soft.
- Mix in agave.
- Add water as necessary to thin out the chili.
- Taste for salt and seasoning.
- Let sit for 10 minutes or so for maximum flavor.
- Serve garnished with cilantrom, scallions and lime if you like. You can also dollop on a little vegan yogurt or soy cream.
Thanks to Isa for sharing this recipe and the accompanying photo with Compassionate Action for Animals.