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Lemon Meringue Pie

Donna made this delicious pie for our July potluck in Portland.

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"Fruits and Vegetables are Trying to Kill You"

Should we really be taking antioxidants? Here is an article that made me question what I always thought was established truth. The author offers reasons to believe that antioxidant supplements may actually interfere with nature's plan for protecting us. He makes the case that we do best to eat plants that have been subjected to stressors such as grazing or drought and developed compounds to survive these threats. When we consume these plants, they stress us as they would other grazers and we are strengthened as a result.

Newest Recipes

  • Savory Oatmeal, added 1 month ago
    Oatmeal rises to a whole new level! This savory breakfast really wakes up your tastebuds and starts your day with a hearty meal.
  • Chickpea Salad with Orange Miso Dressing, added 1 month ago
    A light, refreshing salad made hearty with chickpeas and quinoa.
  • Only Kale Can Save Us Now Salad, added 1 month ago
    A tasty, easy new way to get your kale. The dressing features tahini, lemon, and nutritional yeast it's all topped with hemp seeds -- oh my!
  • Christel's Easter Creations, added 3 months ago
    What an imagination! Christel came up with these special Easter treats: "eggs" made from cashew cream, served on a bed of steamed veggies, and a bunny (and other cookies) made from chickpea dough.

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.