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Tassajara Dinners & Desserts

by Dale and Melissa Kent
Vegetarian cookbook review

Tassajara is a remote zen center and retreat near Big Sur, California. Cooking in the monastic kitchen is considered a spiritual practice, and the vegetarian food is usually local, seasonal, and organic. The recipes in Tassajara Dinners & Desserts also favor these concepts, and the book explains how to choose the best ingredients.

Despite the title, Tassajara Dinners & Desserts includes recipes for every part of the meal, with a mix of classic recipes and unusual options:

  • Starters – Ginger hummus, Gyoza (pot stickers), Sweet and sour marinated asparagus…
     
  • Vegetable Side Dishes – Sesame soy slaw, Mint-cilantro chutney, Crispy baked kale…
     
  • Vegetable Entrées – Mushroom ragout, Sweet and sour vegetables with deep-fried walnuts, Coconut curry…
     
  • Baked Entrées – Goat cheese enchilada pie, Baked muffaletta crêpes, Tofu lasagna…
     
  • Beans & LegumesFrench lentil salad, Chickpea stew with collard greens, Chana dal with potatoes…
     
  • Tofu – Dragon’s head tofu, Mu shu tofu, Neatballs…
     
  • Grains & Pastas – Saffron rice, Sesame noodles, Orzo with red chard and feta…
     
  • Desserts – Coffee flan, Mexican chocolate cake, Marzipan-stuffed dates…

Tassajara Dinners & DessertsColor photos throughout the book show not only finished recipes, but also snippets of life at the monastery. Tassajara Dinners & Desserts also offers some cooking basics, information about the retreat center, and words of wisdom from guests.

Buy Tassajara Dinners & Desserts:

Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Website: Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

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