Here at last are two more of the recipes from our potluck last month. Nancy and Mary came to the potluck together so it seems only fitting to offer their recipes together ---and what a great meal you'll have if you make them both tonight. Here is Nancy's tasty Kale and Lentil Salad: Chopped Kale and Lentil Salad
and Mary's spicy Veggie Chili: Veggie Chili
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.