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“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’  In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.’”
-Luke 22:19-20

Bread & Grapes is a symbolic representation of communion, a tradition created by Jesus Christ as a means of giving thanks in remembrance of him for his followers.  Bread represents Christ’s body, which was broken for us when he died to forgive us of our iniquities.  Grapes represent the wine Christ used to symbolize his blood poured out for us, again, when he died on our behalf to forgive us of our sins.

“Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’”
-John 6:35

Bread & Grapes also symbolizes Jesus himself as life-giving and sustaining.  Jesus satiates all spiritual hungers and thirsts as well.  He is at the core of everything Bread & Grapes produces and the reason for the site’s existence.

“I am the vine; you are the branches.  If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
-John 15:5

The goal of this site is to build community through food, which unfortunately is an aspect lost when some first become vegan.  I was and still am the token vegan among all of my friends, and I have learned that the best way to bring people together is by sharing a delicious meal together.  This fellowship among neighbors is sacred and should be enjoyed by all.

“Every day they [the early church] continued to meet together in the temple courts.  They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all people.”
-Acts 2:46-47a

These recipes are designed with modest ingredients (and some exciting things) to provide health and happiness for all at meal times.  The myth that vegan food tastes like cardboard will be put to rest.  Bread & Grapes uses the best ingredients that God has provided and the labor of human hands to create flavorful, colorful food that glorifies our Creator and gives sustenance to those who wish to partake.

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.  Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult.  On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”
-1 Peter 3:8-9