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A warm welcome to two new cooks who are joining our circle----Desiree in Chandler, Arizona, and Carole Aldstadt, who recently moved from Houston, Texas, to Modesto, California. Carole says "I have joined a Vegan group here as one way to connect with like minded people. I have not found a Thich Nhat Hanh Sanga which meets near me, so am becoming more encouraged to see if I may start one myself; you are an inspiration!"

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  • Ellen's Namasu, added 1 week ago
    Namasu is a Japanese side dish made with veggies of your choice and pickled in a simple vinaigrette. Although this is a side dish, it can be a meal with hot rice!! A nice cup of tea completes the meal.---Ellen
  • Amazing Cheese Sauce for Queso, Macaroni & Cheese, etc., added 2 weeks ago
    I'm still astounded by this recipe - even after making it a dozen times! This is wonderful on veggies, in casseroles, as a queso dip, on nachos, etc. You might like to add some sliced avocado chunks and/or black beans if you make it into queso. It keeps well in the fridge for a few days, and it's delicious cold. The recipe can easily be scaled up. We usually double it.
  • Fire-Roasted Tomato and Olive Bruschetta, added 1 month ago
    An easy and tasty appetizer.
  • Key Lime Pie, added 1 month ago
    A special dessert from Justina, who says: My notes/changes are in parentheses. Be sure to read entire recipe prior to making this pie.

Recipe of the Week

Ellen's Namasu

Namasu is a Japanese side dish made with veggies of your choice and pickled in a simple vinaigrette. Although this is a side dish, it can be a meal with hot rice!! A nice cup of tea completes the meal.---Ellen

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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.