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We are here to cook up a diet that sustains our planet. Please enjoy our recipes!

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Buttah

This is the vegan "butter" Susan made for our Summer Potluck. It was delicious and convincing! (Susan had it in rectangular bricks, but by the time I got my sample home for a photo it had become blobby. No problem, really.) The author, Bryanna Clark Grogan, prefers that we simply link to her website. Here it is:

http://vegan.com/recipes/bryanna-clark-grogan/bryannas-vegan-butter/

Explore our global community

Our ever-growing email circle has members on 5 continents! Here are our places and some of our names:

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Our far-flung group

We have four new upside-down teardrops on our map----our 4 new cooks are adding 4 new cities and 2 new countries to our email circle! A warm welcome to Leonie Baldwin in Borris, Ireland, Susan Hadler in Washington, D.C., An Khanh in Hanoi, Vietnam, and Kevin Hearth in Poole, United Kingdom!

Leonie, our second member in Ireland, says, "I come from a sangha here in SE Ireland - Anam Cairde (Soul Friends) Sangha - who laughingly call ourselves the Gourmet Sangha! because our monthly mindfulness days are graced with wonderful shared lunches."

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Recipe of the Week

Zucchini,Corn and Mushroom Calabacitas

A versatile combination to add to burritos, serve over baked potatoes or enjoy as a side dish.

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The Five Contemplations

Our Spring 2014 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.