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A delicious, moist cake----made without eggs or dairy.

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Celebrating Earth Day with cookies and more

We have two new cooks joining our email circle----Ruth H here in Portland and Helen P in San Jose, California. Helen heard about us from Nancy A, also of San Jose, who has been with us for a long time. Welcome, Ruth and Helen, and thanks, Nancy!

I heard from several of you this week. Christel in Germany sent an enthusiastic endorsement of Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's book, "The Joy of Vegan Baking":

Newest Recipes

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies, added 5 days ago
    Yesterday I baked the Chocolate Chip Cookies from "The Joy of Vegan Baking" and daughter and husband gave them a try and then a thumbs up!---Christel
  • Delicious Date-Nut Muffins, added 5 days ago
    This recipe is so simple and yet so delicious that I want to share it!
  • Beet Tartare with Cashew Cheese, added 3 weeks ago
    An excellent combination of tangy chopped beets and smooth cashew sour cream.
  • Chickpea Pancakes or Crepes, added 3 weeks ago
    Crêpes are thin French pancakes that can be served savory or sweet with any filling combination you can think of. They are easy and delicious!

Recipe of the Week

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yesterday I baked the Chocolate Chip Cookies from "The Joy of Vegan Baking" and daughter and husband gave them a try and then a thumbs up!---Christel

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The Five Contemplations

Our Fall 2013 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.