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Crispy, juicy sweet potato skins stuffed with vegan cheese,walnuts, and savory seasonings.

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  • Thyme & White Bean Pot Pie(s), added 2 weeks ago
    A hearty combination of veggies and white beans, topped with a flaky crust. "I have enjoyed this several times and always made it in a pie pan--works great! Very easy, although some people might find this more of a weekend recipe -- takes about an hour. A little decadent, but not too bad."--- Alice Ruth
  • Brazilian-Style Succotash, added 1 month ago
    Ruth brought this delicious dish to the Summer 2017 potluck in Portland.
  • Gazpacho, added 1 month ago
    Diane made this simple and refreshing summer soup for the summer 2017 Portland potluck.
  • Perfected Chickpea Salad, added 1 month ago
    Jennifer brought this delicious vegan version of chicken salad to the summer 2017 potluck in Portland.

Recipe of the Week

Thyme & White Bean Pot Pie(s)

A hearty combination of veggies and white beans, topped with a flaky crust. "I have enjoyed this several times and always made it in a pie pan--works great! Very easy, although some people might find this more of a weekend recipe -- takes about an hour. A little decadent, but not too bad."--- Alice Ruth

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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.