I hope you will enjoy my latest taste discovery ---- a wonderful risotto made with arborio rice and winter squash. It's intended for the pressure cooker but I expect you could do it on the stovetop with more time and attention. It was so good, mine was almost gone before I thought to snap a picture: Risotto with Winter Squash
Namasu is a Japanese side dish made with veggies of your choice and pickled in a simple vinaigrette. Although this is a side dish, it can be a meal with hot rice!! A nice cup of tea completes the meal.---Ellen
I'm still astounded by this recipe - even after making it a dozen times! This is wonderful on veggies, in casseroles, as a queso dip, on nachos, etc. You might like to add some sliced avocado chunks and/or black beans if you make it into queso. It keeps well in the fridge for a few days, and it's delicious cold.
The recipe can easily be scaled up. We usually double it.
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.
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