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Butternut Squash and Green Beans in Coconut Milk

A simple combination of colors and flavors, with a kick! Linda brought this to our Spring Potluck.

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We have a new member joining our email circle, Surya-Patricia Lane Hood in Phoenix, Arizona. Welcome, Surya-Patricia! Now we have two people in Arizona. I don't know which town Susan Patterson is in----are you reading this, Susan? Please let me know where you are----who knows, maybe you are neighbors!

We have another of us on the map by name---Susan Bliss here in Portland. The more names, the friendlier...

Newest Recipes

  • Very Green Veggie Pesto Pizza, added 2 days ago
    A pizza featuring a tasty and unusual pesto base!
  • Spinach-Miso Pesto, added 3 days ago
    An very green, oil-free pesto made with spinach, basil, and parsley. Try it on pasta, potatoes, or a condiment in wraps. It also makes a tasty base for pizza: Very Green Veggie Pesto Pizza
  • Fresh Broad Bean Guacamole, added 2 weeks ago
    Here is a dish that is wonderful in itself and that can also substitute for guacamole for those of us who live very far away from where avocados grow and want to eat more local products. Broad beans grow well here in Sweden and probably all of Europe and places with similar climate. They have a lovely taste and are rich in protein.----Kerstin
  • Betsy's Spicy Cheese Sauce, added 2 weeks ago
    Here is a new recipe I came up with last night for our black bean burritos. It's quick and easy and would go well over a roll up or on pasta or wherever you would like a spicy, creamy sauce.----Betsy

Recipe of the Week

Very Green Veggie Pesto Pizza

A pizza featuring a tasty and unusual pesto base!

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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.