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Apple Walnut Spice Muffins

A hearty and delicious muffin. I discovered this recipe when dozens of apples fell in our yard from our neighbor's tree.

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I've been gone for a few weeks but haven't forgotten you. In fact my travels have brought a new cook into our circle, my longtime friend Brenda Steeves in Gorham, Maine. She served us several delicious dinners while we were visiting there, and I hope she will be sharing her recipes with us!

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Recipe of the Week

Creamy Avocado-Potato Salad

Jennifer and Mark brought this delicious salad to 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.