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Whole Wheat Penne with Walnut Pesto and Kale

The walnut pesto makes this special.

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Webs of connection

We have a new reason to celebrate----An in Hanoi sent us a greeting in honor of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. It's a new holiday for me, one of the many benefits of being part of our little worldwide community. Thanks, An!

Let's celebrate with cake! How about this new one ---- Maria in Georgia sent the recipe for a special treat she created to celebrate eight years with her husband: Maria's Anniversary Cake

Newest Recipes

  • Fire-Roasted Tomato and Olive Bruschetta, added 3 days ago
    An easy and tasty appetizer.
  • Key Lime Pie, added 3 days ago
    A special dessert from Justina, who says: My notes/changes are in parentheses. Be sure to read entire recipe prior to making this pie.
  • Cashew Parm, added 3 days ago
    An excellent, cheesy vegan parm that's good on mixed veggies, split pea soup, pasta dishes and just about anything.
  • Amazing Cheese Sauce for Queso, Macaroni & Cheese, etc., added 6 days ago
    I'm still astounded by this recipe - even after making it a dozen times! This is wonderful on veggies, in casseroles, as a queso dip, on nachos, etc. You might like to add some sliced avocado chunks and/or black beans if you make it into queso. It keeps well in the fridge for a few days, and it's delicious cold. The recipe can easily be scaled up. We usually double it.

Recipe of the Week

Maria's Anniversary Cake

A special treat to celebrate 8 years together!

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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.