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Potato, Cauliflower and Pea Curry

"Another knockout Indian recipe" featuring cauliflower and potatoes made colorful with peas, tomatoes, and turmeric. Serve it all over hot rice.

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The problem with "it"

We're having an extended heat wave here in Portland, and I know we're not the only ones. It reminds me of the importance of what we're doing as we strive to change our ways and save our planet. I'll share my reflections on that in a moment, but I always like to start with a recipe and these days I'm only doing cool, refreshing salads.

Newest Recipes

  • Guacamole, added 3 weeks ago
    A simple and delicious fresh guacamole.
  • Kale and Lentils with Tahini Sauce, added 1 month ago
    A delicious combination of kale and lentils in a lemon-tahini sauce.
  • Veggie Chili, added 1 month ago
    A tasty bean chili with all the trimmings! The photo shows the double batch Mary made for our potluck.
  • Chopped Kale and Lentil Salad, added 1 month ago
    Nancy brought this nutritious, delicious dish to our Spring Potluck. This is best assembled just before the meal.

Recipe of the Week

Sunny's Kale and Quinoa Salad

I tasted this very refreshing protein salad at the Sierra Club Shindig in Portland. Sunny Hallmark, its maker, graciously shared the recipe! Feel free to vary the amounts. Sunny says, "You can literally add anything you like, this is just a basic recipe----Enjoy!!"

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The Five Contemplations

Our Winter 2015 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.