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We are here to cook up a diet that sustains our planet. Please enjoy our recipes!

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Sunny's Kale and Quinoa Salad

I tasted this very refreshing protein salad at the Sierra Club Shindig in Portland. Sunny Hallmark, its maker, graciously shared the recipe! Feel free to vary the amounts. Sunny says, "You can literally add anything you like, this is just a basic recipe----Enjoy!!"

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Our ever-growing email circle has members on 5 continents! Here are our places and some of our names:

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Six Superlative Soups, Savories and Sweets

We have two new cooks joining our email circle, Ana Agorreta in London, UK, and Trish Moon who is a weaver/dyer and Earth Holder Sangha member on Gabriola Island, in British Columbia, Canada. Welcome, Ana and Trish!

Newest Recipes

  • Butternut Squash Korma, added 2 days ago
    Linda brought this dish to the January, 2017 potluck in Portland.
  • Baked Tofu, added 2 days ago
    Baking tofu in a marinade is a simple way to infuse it with flavor. Enjoy it as a finger food or snack, or add it to soups, salads, and other prepared dishes. For best results, start with tofu that is firm or extra firm and make certain it is fresh by checking the expiration date on the package.
  • Polenta with Greens, Roasted Tomatoes, and Lentil Walnut Crumbles, added 2 days ago
    A colorful creation from Glenn and Justina -- as tasty as it is beautiful!
  • Saffron Rice, added 1 week ago
    Susan brought this dish to the January, 2017 potluck in Portland.

Recipe of the Week

Polenta with Greens, Roasted Tomatoes, and Lentil Walnut Crumbles

A colorful creation from Glenn and Justina -- as tasty as it is beautiful!

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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.