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…

Bread Pudding

Ingredients: 2 cups day-old bread, cut in 1” cubes * 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 ¼ cups milk 3 eggs, lightly beaten ½ cup light brown sugar ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon salt 1/3 to ½ cup raisins or other dried fruit (or use twice as much fresh fruit)…

Easy Baked Eggs

Preheat oven to 400 F. Oil or butter muffin tins. Carefully crack an egg into each cup of the muffin tin. Cook eggs in preheated oven for 8 – 10 minutes or until set. Muffin pans need to be checked and rotated for even cooking.

Email: July 12

Sangha Dinner, Saturday, July 14 Everyone is invited, this Saturday, for a vegetarian dinner in the Center’s dining room. We’ll start cooking at 5 pm and begin eating around 6:15 pm. You can come any time before 6:15 to help cook, or just to eat. After dinner, we’ll clean up the kitchen. If you plan to attend,…

Email: July 6

Roshi in Maine, July 7–14 Roshi will be away on vacation for all of next week. Dokusan will resume on Monday, July 16. Finding Your Seat Resumes, July 7-28 Trying to establish a daily practice? Have questions about posture or zendo protocol, but can’t make it here during the work week? We are here to…