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22 Day Veg Challenge

Hello Mindful Cooks,

If you or someone you know would like some help in transitioning to a vegan diet, you might be interested in taking part in the next 22 Day Veg Challenge, brought to you by Northwest VEG. You don't need to live in the Portland area to participate, as the challenges will be delivered by email. However, if you do live in Portland, you are invited to come to any or all of the fun, informative, and free events (see below)

Dates: October 27 - November 17, 2018

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    A hearty and colorful combination with delicious Mexican flavors.
  • Beans and Grain Salad, added 2 weeks ago
    Sally and John brought this colorful, tasty, and healthy salad to the Summer, 2018 potluck in Portland.
  • Apple Cream Pie (raw!), added 3 weeks ago
    A delicious, nutritious apple pie that needs no baking.
  • Nirvana Enchilada Casserole, added 1 month ago
    I made this for the Summer 2018 potluck in Portland. It was like a Mexican version of lasagna with the corn tortillas replacing the noodles. It is gluten-free.

Recipe of the Week

Pistachio Sweet Pea Torte (simplified)

This savory torte is a great company dish and a perfect Thanksgiving entree. I found the original recipe hard to read so am offering this simplified version.

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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.