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Native American Three Sisters Stew

A tasty autumn dish with a long history: corn, beans and squash are the "three sisters" planted together in Native American tradition. The beans climbed up the tall corn stalks while the broad squash leaves shaded the soil. Linda brought this tasty version to our Fall potluck.

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"Social Danger" and other potluck talk

Last Monday we celebrated our 19th potluck in Portland. Inspired by Jana's picnic in the Netherlands, Susan planned our first-ever picnic in a park, and it was a great success! Nancy prepared her potluck dish on the spot: tomatoes from her garden, sprinkled with Blackened Spice. She kindly ...

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    An herb and spice seasoning combination; Nancy says: "Use on almost everything."
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    Hearty enchiladas with a special cilantro-avocado sauce. This dish was popular at our picnic potluck in Portland in August.
  • Very Green Veggie Pesto Pizza, added 2 weeks ago
    A pizza featuring a tasty and unusual pesto base!
  • Spinach-Miso Pesto, added 2 weeks ago
    An very green, oil-free pesto made with spinach, basil, and parsley. Try it on pasta, potatoes, or a condiment in wraps. It also makes a tasty base for pizza: Very Green Veggie Pesto Pizza

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Blackened Spice

An herb and spice seasoning combination; Nancy says: "Use on almost everything."

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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.