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We have several new recipes this time, thanks to Cathy who has taken on the task of entering our potluck recipes. First is the colorful Eggplant Shakshuka that Cathy picked out and Tom put together -- so tasty! I had to look up shakshuka --- it's a Middle Eastern dish made with eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. This version cleverly substitutes eggplant for eggs:
Eggplant Shakshuka with Green Tahini Sauce

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Eggplant Shakshuka with Green Tahini Sauce

Tom made this delicious veganized version of a common Israeli/Middle East entree for the Spring, 2017 potluck in Portland.

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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.