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Summer Squash Stovetop Casserole

"This is really simple, and really yummy!" ---- Glenn and Justina

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Pomegranate salad, pet food solutions & an Indian dessert

Hello Mindful Cooks,

We have two new cooks joining our circle this week, Elizabeth T, in Raleigh, NC, and Terry D here in Portland. Welcome, Elizabeth and Terry! There are 217 of us now.

Maybe you remember my last letter featured a recipe for Coconut Braised Chickpeas with Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoes -- and it ended with a poem. I had several responses:

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Recipe of the Week

Yellow Rice & Black Beans with Broccoli

Linda made this easy, very mild, and comforting dish that looks just like the photo in the book for the Winter Potluck in Portland, OR.

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.