Get our Crowd-sourced Recipe Book!

Crowd-sourced Recipe Book cover

Enjoy recipes from around the world and support Student Open Circles with our 20th anniversary downloadable recipe book!

It’s often said that the Student Open Circles community is like a potluck meal; everyone brings their own unique perspective, background, and lived experiences, and we are all enriched by the diversity of flavours. There’s a beautiful synergy that happens, where the combined sense of connection, support, and spiritual nourishment holds all of us in a welcoming embrace that’s bigger than the individuals involved.

Over the 20 years since Student Open Circles was born, we’ve shared many meals together at peoples’ homes, at retreat centres, and at various locations on the McMaster University campus. Recently, during the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve had to put a pause on the in-person sharing of food, but the community and connection continues in innovative ways. We’ve even had “Zoom potlucks”!

This cookbook, made up of favourite recipes from Open Circle alumni and current students, is yet another creative way of continuing the connection.

We hope you enjoy this collection of savoury and sweet dishes from all over the world, all lovingly prepared and photographed. May they nourish you and remind you that we are all connected.

Download the book