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A novel solution to the climate problem

At a time when our government is refusing to acknowledge climate change, it's good to know that our individual efforts can make a difference, in fact a very big difference. Researchers have calculated that if everyone substituted beans for beef, this change alone would achieve 46 to 74% of the greenhouse gas emissions set as a goal for 2020 by President Obama. Here is the whole story: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/08/if-everyone-ate-beans...

Newest Recipes

  • Black Bean and Corn Salad, added 1 month ago
    A hearty salad that sparkles with flavors of lime and garlic.
  • Bistek, added 1 month ago
    Don’t let the name deceive you! Bistek may mean beef steak in Spanish, but this simple, elegant, and satisfying Bistek dish from Food Empowerment Project’s website, veganfilipinofood.com, cleverly substitutes beets for beef.
  • Easy Vegan "Cheeseballs", added 2 months ago
    I made these vegan „cheeseballs“ recently for my parents and my husband and they liked them. So, maybe you will enjoy them too ----Christel
  • Almond-Poppy Seed Cake, added 4 months ago
    Eve brought this healthy and delicious cake, which contains no refined sugar, oil, or gluten, to the Winter 2019 Potluck in Portland.

Recipe of the Week

Black Bean and Corn Salad

A hearty salad that sparkles with flavors of lime and garlic.

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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.