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Banana Split Cupcakes--Gluten-free

Wendy Gabbe Day brought these extraordinary cupcakes to the NWVEG Compassionate Thanksgiving potluck in Portland. Determined to track down the recipe, I went to her website and there they were. I made them for my husband's birthday and he found them as irresistible as I did. The garbanzo bean flour was easy to find at New Seasons. They have oat flour too, but I really prefer the texture I get when I grind my own.

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    I made these vegan „cheeseballs“ recently for my parents and my husband and they liked them. So, maybe you will enjoy them too ----Christel
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Recipe of the Week

Easy Vegan "Cheeseballs"

I made these vegan „cheeseballs“ recently for my parents and my husband and they liked them. So, maybe you will enjoy them too ----Christel

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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.