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Chocolate Silk Pie

Probably around 25 years ago, I went on a tour of Celestial Seasonings Tea company with the Vegetarian Society of Colorado. After the tour, we stayed for lunch in the cafeteria... I sat next to a woman that I’ve never seen since, and she gave me the recipe. I changed the original honey to maple syrup after going vegan in 1990, but otherwise, it is much the same as she told me, and as I scribbled on the back of some scrap of paper.

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What shall we do with pesto?

We have a new member joining our email circle --- Joann Barber in Georgetown, Indiana--- a new state for us. Welcome, Joann! There are 157 of us now in 24 states and 14 countries.....amazing.

I don't have a new recipe this week so I am sending you two from our website that are my mind. My raised bed is bursting with basil so I'm about to make a big batch of pesto:
Basil Pesto

Newest Recipes

  • Christel's Grilled Tofu, added 3 weeks ago
    An innovative idea for your summer grill! Christel tells us "The tofu tastes wonderful prepared in this way." She had them alongside sushi rolls filled with brown rice (flavored a bit with apple cider vinegar and tamari), grilled red pepper, avocado-slices and carrot sticks.
  • Guacamole, added 1 month ago
    A simple and delicious fresh guacamole.
  • Kale and Lentils with Tahini Sauce, added 1 month ago
    A delicious combination of kale and lentils in a lemon-tahini sauce.
  • Veggie Chili, added 2 months ago
    A tasty bean chili with all the trimmings! The photo shows the double batch Mary made for our potluck.

Recipe of the Week

Christel's Grilled Tofu

An innovative idea for your summer grill! Christel tells us "The tofu tastes wonderful prepared in this way." She had them alongside sushi rolls filled with brown rice (flavored a bit with apple cider vinegar and tamari), grilled red pepper, avocado-slices and carrot sticks.

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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.