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Nutritarian Cornbread

This tasty cornbread is high in protein and free of sugar and oil.

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The joy of mangoes

Here in Portland, we had our Spring Potluck last weekend. We had a great time together and the food was remarkable -- you will be getting all those recipes before long. This time we talked about difficulties in spreading the plant-based message, including the problem of media bias. We wondered why the morning news features a BBQ Week but never a Broccoli Week and why the local paper leans so heavily in the meat direction. Linda found a recipe there for Salted Caramel Bacon Bread Pudding, loaded with bacon, eggs, butter, whipping cream and sugar.

Newest Recipes

  • Green Bean and Mango Salad, added 1 day ago
    Susan brought this delicious and healthy salad to the Spring 2018 potluck in Portland and even demonstrated how to use an amazing gadget that safely and quickly slices mangos.
  • Sunshine Smoothie, added 2 weeks ago
    A refreshing citrus-mango-banana smoothie with a bit of ginger. Outstanding!
  • Crunchy Buckwheat Banana Granola, added 1 month ago
    A crunchy, nutritious granola that reminds me of the texture of Grape-Nuts, a cereal I had as a child. Enjoy it by the handful, in thin crispy bars or in a bowl with non-dairy milk or yogurt.
  • Chickpea Noodle Soup, added 1 month ago
    A comforting soup made with a delicate miso broth.

Recipe of the Week

Sunshine Smoothie

A refreshing citrus-mango-banana smoothie with a bit of ginger. Outstanding!

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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.