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

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Pumpkin Pie

A tofu-based pumpkin pie with all the traditional flavors.

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Free online cooking classes

Thanks to Linda in Portland for letting me know about this ongoing opportunity. Her Meetup group, Plant-Based Portland, is meeting online now, which means you don't need to be in Portland to take part! Here is the link: https://www.meetup.com/Plant-Based-Portland/

Here is what they are doing weekly:
PlantPure Kitchen Live is a FREE weekly online event, live streaming on YouTube.

Newest Recipes

  • Savory Oatmeal, added 2 months ago
    Oatmeal rises to a whole new level! This savory breakfast really wakes up your tastebuds and starts your day with a hearty meal.
  • Chickpea Salad with Orange Miso Dressing, added 2 months ago
    A light, refreshing salad made hearty with chickpeas and quinoa.
  • Only Kale Can Save Us Now Salad, added 2 months ago
    A tasty, easy new way to get your kale. The dressing features tahini, lemon, and nutritional yeast it's all topped with hemp seeds -- oh my!
  • Christel's Easter Creations, added 3 months ago
    What an imagination! Christel came up with these special Easter treats: "eggs" made from cashew cream, served on a bed of steamed veggies, and a bunny (and other cookies) made from chickpea dough.

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.