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  • Wild Rice and Sweet Potato Salad, added 2 weeks ago
    This hearty salad adds color, crunch and flavor to a harvest potluck or family meal. Add another colorful vegetable on the side, and consider it your main course.
  • Upside-Down Lentil Shepherd's Pie, added 2 weeks ago
    I brought this especially healthy version of shepherd's pie to the 2018 winter potluck in Portland, OR. The mashed potatoes include cauliflower for extra nutrition. Lentils and shiitake mushrooms provide the "meaty" taste.
  • Pumpkin Bread (gluten-free), added 4 weeks ago
    This gluten-free pumpkin bread is great for the holidays or anytime and is easy to make. It can also be made into muffins.
  • Homemade Cheesy Sauce Mix, added 1 month ago
    A handy mix to have on hand when you want a nearly-instant cheesy sauce. I began with Miyoko Schinner's DIY Box Macaroni and Cheese recipe, which was intended to appeal to children. I changed the proportions, left out the sugar, and added some cayenne for a grown-up version.

Recipe of the Week

Wild Rice and Sweet Potato Salad

This hearty salad adds color, crunch and flavor to a harvest potluck or family meal. Add another colorful vegetable on the side, and consider it your main course.

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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.