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Linda brought this dish to the January, 2017 potluck in Portland.

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We have two newcomers in our circle this week, Bret here in Portland and Maria in Salem, Oregon. Welcome Bret and Maria!

We also have two new recipes on our website. Those of us in Portland got to taste these at our summer potluck and can confirm they are good! Here is Diane's Gazpacho:
Gazpacho
And here is Ruth's Brazilian Succotash:
Brazilian-Style Succotash

Newest Recipes

  • Brazilian-Style Succotash, added 5 days ago
    Ruth brought this delicious dish to the Summer 2017 potluck in Portland.
  • Gazpacho, added 1 week ago
    Diane made this simple and refreshing summer soup for the summer 2017 Portland potluck.
  • Perfected Chickpea Salad, added 2 weeks ago
    Jennifer brought this delicious vegan version of chicken salad to the summer 2017 potluck in Portland.
  • Summer Fruit Gazpacho (dessert), added 3 weeks ago
    Susan brought this refreshing summer dessert to the Summer 2017 potluck in Portland, OR.

Recipe of the Week

Brazilian-Style Succotash

Ruth brought this delicious dish to the Summer 2017 potluck in Portland.

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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.