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Baked Gigantes

This very tasty recipe came from my sister Mary, who found it in a newspaper. I had never heard of gigantes, and I've been avoiding lima beans ever since childhood when my mother served the Birdseye kind in the frozen package. But this recipe has changed all that. --Eve

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Sharing a song and a potluck

First, a warm welcome to Ruth Flemming, who is joining our email circle! Ruth lives here in Portland and came to our Summer Potluck last weekend. I'll tell you more about the potluck soon.

This week's new recipe is for Sloppy Joes, a vegan version of a classic dish usually made with hamburger. John in Texas made up the recipe and included a colorful photo---thanks, John! Sloppy Joes

Newest Recipes

  • Sloppy Joes, added 3 days ago
    Here is a fun veganized American comfort food recipe. It’s easy to make, and if you choose your ingredients properly, you can avoid the excess fructose and other additives in the ketchup and tomato sauce. ---- John
  • Lucy's Luscious Raspberry Plum Cake, added 1 week ago
    Lucy served this delicious cake to us in July when plums and raspberries were in season but you could use any kind of fruit.
  • Broccoli Salad with Garlic and Sesame Vinaigrette, added 4 weeks ago
    I love this delightful salad. It is easy to prepare and uses broccoli either fresh from the garden or the store. Despite the simple ingredients, it has a complex and wonderful flavor.
  • Kale-Sweet Potato-Mango salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette, added 1 month ago
    This yummy salad can be made any time of year and is always a hit. It's very flexible, really, so just make it work for you.

Recipe of the Week

Lucy's Luscious Raspberry Plum Cake

Lucy served this delicious cake to us in July when plums and raspberries were in season but you could use any kind of fruit.

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The Five Contemplations

Our Winter 2015 Potluck β€” 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.