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Golden Sauce

This versatile sauce can be served over stir-fried veggies and rice, added to burritos for a cheesy taste, or served on toast as a sort of rarebit. It can also be made into a macaroni casserole: boil 5 oz. pasta, combine with Golden Sauce and steamed veggies, top with crumbs, and bake 20 minutes.

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I just realized I've let 3 weeks go by since my last letter --- I'm blaming it on the garden, and guessing that many of you are similarly distracted by the wonders of springtime and the joy of putting plants in the ground.

We have a new cook joining our circle -- Dianne Bassett, who just moved from southern California to Vancouver, WA. Welcome, Diane!

Here is the next recipe from our April potluck in Portland, Sally's delicious Moroccan Eggplant:
Moroccan Eggplant

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Moroccan Eggplant

Sally brought this wonderful dish to our Spring Potluck.

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The Five Contemplations

Our Winter 2015 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.