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Zucchini strips replace the noodles in this hearty, Italian-flavored casserole.

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Newest Recipes

  • Hearty Hemp Bars, added 1 week ago
    A hearty, nutritious energy bar. I like to keep a supply in the freezer and take one along when I head out for walk.
  • OM Great Spirit Black Rice Polenta Casserole, added 3 weeks ago
    John and Sally brought this dish to the January, 2017 Portland potluck.
  • Butternut Squash Korma, added 4 weeks ago
    Linda brought this dish to the January, 2017 potluck in Portland.
  • Baked Tofu, added 4 weeks ago
    Baking tofu in a marinade is a simple way to infuse it with flavor. Enjoy it as a finger food or snack, or add it to soups, salads, and other prepared dishes. For best results, start with tofu that is firm or extra firm and make certain it is fresh by checking the expiration date on the package.

Recipe of the Week

OM Great Spirit Black Rice Polenta Casserole

John and Sally brought this dish to the January, 2017 Portland potluck.

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The Five Contemplations

Our Summer 2016 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.