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Pumpkin Pie

A tofu-based pumpkin pie with all the traditional flavors.

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We have a new cook joining our circle, Rebecca Michels. Welcome, Rebecca!

Justina in Colorado and Nomi in Kansas both responded to my invitation to make themselves known on our website map. Can you find them on the map below? Is anyone else ready to greet the group this way? Just let me know.

Newest Recipes

  • Artichoke-and-Walnut Stuffed Belgian Endive, added 4 days ago
    Justina served this as part of her Spanish-themed Christmas dinner.
  • Paella, added 4 days ago
    This spicy paella was featured as part of Justina's Spanish-themed Christmas dinner.
  • Coconut/CocoaNibs Cookies, GF, added 1 week ago
    This was another experiment of mine. My son especially liked that the cookies were not too sweet and a little crunchy.----Sigrid
  • Linda's Delectable Spinach Pie, added 1 week ago
    John was so enthused about the spanakopita Beth brought to our Mindful Cooking potluck, Linda was inspired to look for a filo-free recipe. This is her variation of the "Spanakopita Tart" found at . Asked for a description she says, "...it's just so tasty! Delectable, scrumptious, yummy, etc." The unusual crust is part of the secret.

Recipe of the Week

Coconut/CocoaNibs Cookies, GF

This was another experiment of mine. My son especially liked that the cookies were not too sweet and a little crunchy.----Sigrid

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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.