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Baked Ziti

This cheesy pasta dish was popular at our Spring Potluck.

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Free Events Associated With PDX VEG Challenge

Hello Mindful Cooks!
Those of you living in or near Portland, Oregon may be interested in attending one or more of the events associated with the PDX VEG Challenge.
They are all free, but we would appreciate it if people sign up in advance so we know how many to expect. Here they are:

Newest Recipes

  • Almond-Poppy Seed Cake, added 4 weeks ago
    Eve brought this healthy and delicious cake, which contains no refined sugar, oil, or gluten, to the Winter 2019 Potluck in Portland.
  • Zesty Orange Mojo Baked Tofu, added 1 month ago
    Steven and Bob brought this tasty and healthy tofu to the Winter 2019 potluck in Portland.
  • Winter Fruit Salad with Maple-Lime Dressing, added 2 months ago
    John and Sally brought this fresh, healthy, and delicious fruit salad to the Winter, 2019 potluck in Portland.
  • Tennessee Corn Pone, added 3 months ago
    Linda brought this simple, healthy, and delicious main dish to the Winter, 2019 Portland Potluck

Recipe of the Week

Portabello Benedict

If you love Portabellas and crave something unique and wonderful for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, this is a recipe that you will definitely want to try! This is definitely elegant enough for company, or to impress your friends at a potluck. There are several steps to it, but none of them are complicated. Please note that we substituted the Hollandaise sauce from the Tofu Benedict recipe, as we preferred it over the Hollandaise sauce that was with this original recipe. Should you have any leftover (rare at our house!) try it on green veggies.

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.