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Roasted Winter Vegetables with Polenta

So easy and delicious, this is one of my husband's winter favorites. We begin making it as soon as the vegetable garden is put to bed for the winter and don't stop until all the butternut squash is gone. The squash vine borers were bad this year so we are replacing the squash with sweet potatoes.

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Newest Recipes

  • Mashed Grains and Cauliflower, added 2 months ago
    My husband dislikes cauliflower but he couldn't recognize it in this dish and ate it with gusto! We topped it with mushroom sauce and found it quite wonderful that way.
  • Eve's Favorite Layered Casserole, added 2 months ago
    A very flavorful layered casserole featuring beans and tortillas layered with ricotta and yams.
  • Curried Potatoes and Peppers, added 2 months ago
    I “remember” 2 slightly different dishes I tasted and liked at friend’s houses a long time ago. Not having the recipes, I experimented and have come up with this version. I give the list of ingredients in the order I prepare and use them in the recipe. You could definitely vary the relationship of peppers to potatoes, as well as the kind of potatoes or kind of peppers you want to use, including some hotter peppers. 10 medium potatoes 3 pasilla/poblano peppers 5 Anaheim peppers 1 large onion, diced 12 cloves of garlic, diced
  • Kidney Bean Burgers, added 2 months ago
    A quick and easy burger invention.

Recipe of the Week

Mashed Grains and Cauliflower

My husband dislikes cauliflower but he couldn't recognize it in this dish and ate it with gusto! We topped it with mushroom sauce and found it quite wonderful that way.

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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.