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Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Golden Beet Salad (served with a choice of no-oil dressing)

Susan brought this stunningly beautiful as well as delicious salad to the Spring, 2017 potluck in Portland.

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22 Day Veg Challenge Panel Discussion and Cooking Demo

Hello Mindful Cooks! For those of you live in and around Portland, OR, there will be a Vegan for the Holidays cooking demo associated with the 22 Day Veg Challenge and a stimulating panel discussion.

Saturday, November 17, 2018
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fred Meyer 20th Place Workshop
100 Northwest 20th Place Portland

The panel of speakers will consist of:

Stephanie Feldstein from the Center for Biological Diversity, who will talk about the environmental impacts of eating meat

Newest Recipes

  • Pumpkin Bread (gluten-free), added 2 days ago
    This gluten-free pumpkin bread is great for the holidays or anytime and is easy to make. It can also be made into muffins.
  • Homemade Cheesy Sauce Mix, added 1 month ago
    A handy mix to have on hand when you want a nearly-instant cheesy sauce. I began with Miyoko Schinner's DIY Box Macaroni and Cheese recipe, which was intended to appeal to children. I changed the proportions, left out the sugar, and added some cayenne for a grown-up version.
  • Easy Zesty Mexican Casserole, added 1 month ago
    A hearty and colorful combination with delicious Mexican flavors.
  • Beans and Grain Salad, added 1 month ago
    Sally and John brought this colorful, tasty, and healthy salad to the Summer, 2018 potluck in Portland.

Recipe of the Week

Pumpkin Bread (gluten-free)

This gluten-free pumpkin bread is great for the holidays or anytime and is easy to make. It can also be made into muffins.

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.