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Roasted Potato and Fennel Soup

A flavorful combination of potatoes, fennel and onion.

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"Dairy is veal" and other thoughts...

Last Sunday 14 of us gathered for our Summer Mindful Cooking Potluck in Portland. Each time we have a different mix of people, but we always end up having a thoughtful and stimulating conversation abut our evolving relationship with food. We remember all of you in other places who are in this project with us and want to include you in the conversation by sharing the highlights.

Newest Recipes

  • Fresh Peach Tart, added 1 week ago
    This delicious, fresh summer treat needs no baking!
  • Avocado Salad, added 2 weeks ago
    Avocados are the main event in this refreshing summer salad, brought to our potluck by Pat and Russ.
  • Xocolatl (SHOCK-o-laht) Energy Balls, added 1 month ago
    I brought these to the annual meeting (2017) of Thursday Night Sangha in Portland, OR
  • Best Ever Cookies, added 2 months ago
    Ruth brought these cookies to the Spring, 2017 potluck in Portland, OR.

Recipe of the Week

Fresh Peach Tart

This delicious, fresh summer treat needs no baking!

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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.