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Baked Gigantes

This very tasty recipe came from my sister Mary, who found it in a newspaper. I had never heard of gigantes, and I've been avoiding lima beans ever since childhood when my mother served the Birdseye kind in the frozen package. But this recipe has changed all that. --Eve

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Calling for holiday recipes

Our circle is growing-----a warm welcome to Joyce Davies in Burpengary, Queensland, Australia and Anna Berkowitz in California! There are 145 of us now, ready to help each other in our exploration of plant-based cooking. Everyone----your thoughts, questions and discoveries are most welcome---do send them in.

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Pistachio Sweet Pea Torte (simplified)

This savory torte is a great company dish and a perfect Thanksgiving entree. I found the original recipe hard to read so am offering this simplified version.

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The Five Contemplations

Our Spring 2014 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.