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, Mashed Squaliflower Mit Garlic ---plus holiday version with Romanesco

I strapped on my apron ... for a Thanksgiving potluck, and it worked! This stuff was delicious (that's the truth, they scraped the bowl clean) nutritious, vegetarian as it is but easily vegan if desired. ---Joe

And another idea for Christmas! --- see the Notes

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The view from Bristol!

This is a big day for our project! We're trying a new idea --- having our usual email of recipes and news written up by one of our circle other than me. Chris P. in the UK is the first to jump in. Enjoy!--- Eve

Greetings Mindful Cooks!
This guest post comes to you from Bristol, UK, from where, in 1497, John Cabot sailed to become the first European in North America and, in the 1800s, Isambard Kingdom Brunel made his name as an engineer. We mustn’t forget, however, that this city’s wealth is founded on the appalling trades of tobacco and slavery.

Newest Recipes

  • Pumpkin Hummus, added 3 weeks ago
    A tasty dip or spread for the autumn season. Steven made this for our Fall Potluck.
  • Donna's Salad with Caesar Dressing, added 3 weeks ago
    Donna served this salad at our Fall Potluck, accompanied by a winter-squash-enhanced Caesar dressing.
  • Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing , added 3 weeks ago
    I make it and eat it all the time because it is so delicious. I always double the recipe because I am able to use it as a sauce/condiment with so many dishes. It just makes everything better! --- Donna
  • Thyme & White Bean Pot Pie(s), added 1 month ago
    A hearty combination of veggies and white beans, topped with a flaky crust. "I have enjoyed this several times and always made it in a pie pan--works great! Very easy, although some people might find this more of a weekend recipe -- takes about an hour. A little decadent, but not too bad."--- Alice Ruth

Recipe of the Week

Pumpkin Hummus

A tasty dip or spread for the autumn season. Steven made this for our Fall 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.