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Raw Brownies

Quick, easy, refined sugar free... and above all delicious!

Originally from this fantastic blog: http://mynewroots.blogspot.com/
I had spotted this recipe months ago but only tried it yesterday - no left overs....
I have changed one or two things and did not use "raw" ingredients - not easy to find here and extremely expensive too! But then the nuts I have used are raw; I used regular cocoa (organic), replaced some of the almonds with hazelnuts, and since I only had half the amount of dates in the house I added some agave syrup.

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  • Curried Potatoes and Peppers, added 2 weeks ago
    Sigrid brought this zesty curry to our Winter Potluck. She says: I “remember” 2 slightly different dishes I tasted and liked at friend’s houses a long time ago. Not having the recipes, I experimented and have come up with this version. I give the list of ingredients in the order I prepare and use them in the recipe. You could definitely vary the relationship of peppers to potatoes, as well as the kind of potatoes or kind of peppers you want to use, including some hotter peppers.
  • Never Stir Again Polenta, added 2 weeks ago
    I love polenta, but the endless stirring kept me from making it much. Then I found Martha Rose Schulman's microwave method that takes 14 minutes without more than a quick stir between three short periods in the microwave. And so far, I haven't detected any difference between this polenta and the kind that takes much more time and energy.
  • Pantry Pasta Salad, added 3 weeks ago
    This is a fine dish to take to a potluck! It is simple to make and uses ingredients you're likely to have on hand. You can easily make a larger amount or substitute different beans, pasta, etc., without fear of ruining the recipe. It can be made at any season and, because it's served at room temperature, can be made ahead of time without reheating. Furthermore, it is tasty and looks nice on a table full of many different foods.
  • Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding, added 4 weeks ago
    The texture, much like a fine tapioca, and the coconut flavor are a sublime match making this dish just right for a Special Occasion Breakfast or, with added sweetener, a dessert. Either way, its interesting garnishes make the pudding even more delightful.

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Curried Potatoes and Peppers

Sigrid brought this zesty curry to our Winter Potluck. She says:

I “remember” 2 slightly different dishes I tasted and liked at friend’s houses a long time ago. Not having the recipes, I experimented and have come up with this version. I give the list of ingredients in the order I prepare and use them in the recipe. You could definitely vary the relationship of peppers to potatoes, as well as the kind of potatoes or kind of peppers you want to use, including some hotter peppers.

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The Five Contemplations

Our Winter 2015 Potluck — Portland, Oregon, USA

The Contemplations are spoken before meals in the Order of Interbeing:

  • This food is a gift of the earth, the sky, numerous living beings, and much hard and loving work.
  • May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive this food.
  • May we recognize and transform unwholesome mental formations, especially our greed and learn to eat with moderation.
  • May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that reduces the suffering of living beings, stops contributing to climate change, and heals and preserves our precious planet.
  • We accept this food so that we may nurture our brotherhood and sisterhood, build our sangha [community], and nourish our ideal of serving all living beings.

These principles guide our mission on this website: to facilitate cooking and eating with mindfulness in such a way that we help to reduce the suffering of living beings, preserve our planet, and reverse the process of global warming.