Tofu, Leeks, and Peas

Ingredients: 1 pound tofu 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, cleaned and sliced into 1” pieces 1 – 2 Tbs olive oil for cooking 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated ½ tsp marjoram 8 oz. frozen peas, defrosted Marinade: ¼ C soy sauce ¼ C…

Basil-Tamari Dressing

Blend together: 3 Tbs tamari or soy sauce 1/3 c water Slowly add: 1/2 c canola or olive oil Then add: 1/3 c tahini 1 Tbs dried basil 1 tsp onion powder 2 Tbs honey or maple syrup or other sweetener 1 Tbs lemon juice Blend for about two minutes to prevent separation of ingredients. …

Soy Cheese

Ingredients: 1 pound tofu, cut into chunks 1 Tbs canola or olive oil 2 Tbs cider vinegar (or rice vinegar) 2 Tbs soy sauce 1 Tbs tahini 1 heaping teaspoon honey or maple syrup or other sweetener 1 tsp dried dill Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: Bring a pot of water to boil. Add…

Sesame-Ginger Tempeh

Ingredients: 1 lb. tempeh ½ lb. mushrooms, ¼″ slices 1 red bell pepper, ¼ ″ bite-size strips 1 medium onion, thin half-moons Olive oil for cooking Marinade: ½ cup sesame oil ½ cup tamari 2 Tbs. brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbs. ginger, finely chopped ½ tsp. red pepper flakes Instructions: Mix the…

Sesame Salt

Ingredients 1 cup of sesame seeds 1 ½ TBS salt Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix sesame seeds with salt.  Toast mixture on a baking sheet until seeds are golden.  Alternatively, toast in a heavy, dry skillet. Cool completely. Grind a little at a time with a mortar and pestle, coffee grinder, or food…

Rochester Zen Center Granola

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Lightly coat baking sheets with canola oil. Combine dry ingredients: 6C rolled oats 2C shredded coconut 2C sunflower seeds ½ C sesame seeds Combine and heat wet ingredients: ½ C canola oil ½ C honey/maple syrup/other sweetener 1T almond extract 2t vanilla extract 1T molasses Thoroughly mix the warmed wet…

Coconut-Squash Soup

(Serves 6) Ingredients: 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt 1 large onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 2 small chilies or 2 tsp green curry paste 2 c vegetable stock 14 oz. can coconut milk 4 c fresh spinach, coarsely chopped 3…

Garlic Butter Bread

Ingredients: 1 loaf, Italian bread, sliced 1 stick, unsalted butter, softened 5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped ½ tsp salt 1Tbs lemon juice 1 Tbs dried oregano 1 Tbs olive oil Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F. Add softened butter into a blender along with garlic, salt, lemon juice, oregano, and olive oil. Blend well. Place sliced…