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Hello Mindful Cooks!

I am excited to announce that I have started a new organization, PDX VEG: https://www.pdxveg.org. Through Veg Challenges and a Vegan Mentor Program, I hope to help people shift towards veganism. The first Veg Challenge starts on June 22, 2019, two weeks after the Cherry City VegFest in Salem, Oregon. People can sign up here:


Newest Recipes

  • Winter Fruit Salad with Maple-Lime Dressing, added 5 days ago
    John and Sally brought this fresh, healthy, and delicious fruit salad to the Winter, 2019 potluck in Portland.
  • Tennessee Corn Pone, added 3 weeks ago
    Linda brought this simple, healthy, and delicious main dish to the Winter, 2019 Portland Potluck
  • Flying Massaman Curry, added 1 month ago
    I made this dish for the 2019 winter potluck in Portland. The combination of spices made it taste to me like an authentic Thai dish. Substituting almond butter for peanut butter and green beans for tomatoes makes it accessible to people with allergies.
  • Vegan Sweet Potato Masala, added 1 month ago
    A spicy side dish, especially good alongside Eliza's Chickpea Stew: Eliza’s Chickpea Stew with Coconut and Turmeric

Recipe of the Week

Winter Fruit Salad with Maple-Lime Dressing

John and Sally brought this fresh, healthy, and delicious fruit salad to the Winter, 2019 potluck in Portland.

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.