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Thanks to Christel in Germany for sending me this very interesting link relating coronavirus and food. In an 11-minute video, Dr. Neal Barnard explains how our current virus is the great-grandchild of earlier viruses and how viruses originate in animal agriculture. He also explains how bacterial infections are carried into our kitchens in the bodies of chickens, and why antibiotic resistance is also a by-product of animal agriculture.

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  • Chickpea Salad with Orange Miso Dressing, added 3 days ago
    A light, refreshing salad made hearty with chickpeas and quinoa.
  • Only Kale Can Save Us Now Salad, added 3 days ago
    A tasty, easy new way to get your kale. The dressing features tahini, lemon, and nutritional yeast it's all topped with hemp seeds -- oh my!
  • Christel's Easter Creations, added 1 month ago
    What an imagination! Christel came up with these special Easter treats: "eggs" made from cashew cream, served on a bed of steamed veggies, and a bunny (and other cookies) made from chickpea dough.
  • Banana Blueberry Bars, added 1 month ago
    Moist and delicious bars made of all good things.

Recipe of the Week

Only Kale Can Save Us Now Salad

A tasty, easy new way to get your kale. The dressing features tahini, lemon, and nutritional yeast it's all topped with hemp seeds -- oh my!

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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.