The Meaning of Community and Cook from your favorite Book- part 1

If you look up the definition of community in the dictionary, this is what you will read:  “a unified body of individuals as: the people with common interests living in a particular area.” Our community is thriving and I feel lucky to be a part of it. Last night we gathered for our first “Cook from you favorite Book” themed potluck. We welcomed familiar faces and new friends alike- over 20 people strong. Our community was humming and singing last night. Then energy was palpable. Although we gather once a month for meatless meals, it isn’t what we eat or don’t eat that unites us. Sure there are vegans, vegetarians and those who have simply adopted a plant-based diet that attend. But there are also meat eaters who may only eat meatless once a month at our gatherings. And they are warmly welcomed as well. What unites us, the common interests that we share,  in my opinion, is a commitment to our own health and well-being. Being whole, being healthy, being aware, being an active participant in our own healing…These are the things that unites us. Some of us have been on this path for a long time, some are just venturing out. But we all started from somewhere. Most of us have a story to tell—about some defining moment that shifted our world view on health and healing. And that is where we usually all begin our journey. The journey unites us. For me, Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil was transformative. What was your defining moment?

So, last night many of us brought our go-to cook book or one that simply had some meaning for us. Here is a pictorial list of the cook books, along with links to  What are your favorite cook books?

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th-7 2056220 51E6lvfbAQL._SL500_AA300_images-10Recipes to come in part 2!


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