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The Enlightened Kitchen: Fresh Vegetable Dishes from the Temples of Japan

The Enlightened Kitchen Fresh Vegetable Dishes from the Temples of Japan Nourish body and soul with simple delicious food from Japan s temples The Enlightened Kitchen introduces readers to shojin ryori the traditional vegetarian cooking of Japan s Buddhist temples Shojin

  • Title: The Enlightened Kitchen: Fresh Vegetable Dishes from the Temples of Japan
  • Author: Mari Fujii
  • ISBN: 9784770024930
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nourish body and soul with simple, delicious food from Japan s temples.The Enlightened Kitchen introduces readers to shojin ryori, the traditional vegetarian cooking of Japan s Buddhist temples Shojin food, with its emphasis on fresh, seasonal vegetables, staples such as seaweed, grains and tofu, and natural flavorings rather than chemical additives, is a highly nutritiouNourish body and soul with simple, delicious food from Japan s temples.The Enlightened Kitchen introduces readers to shojin ryori, the traditional vegetarian cooking of Japan s Buddhist temples Shojin food, with its emphasis on fresh, seasonal vegetables, staples such as seaweed, grains and tofu, and natural flavorings rather than chemical additives, is a highly nutritious and delicious alternative to the many unhealthy eating habits of Western society In addition to its health benefits, the preparation and eating of shojin food in Buddhist temples has great spiritual significance After spending their days in rigorous selfdiscipline, the monks welcome mealtimes as a soothing respite, both for those preparing the food with loving care and for those eating it withrelaxed enjoyment.Stunning color photographs accompany than sixty recipes for soups, salads, tofu and bean dishes, vegetables, rice and desserts The author, Mari Fujii, married to a Buddhist monk and an expert in shojin food for than twenty years, presents an array of recipes including Carrot and Mushroom Soymilk Soup, Steamed Pumpkin and Tofu, Beans and Eggplant with Sesame Dressing, Ginger Rice and Banana Tempura Her step by step instructions are easy to follow, and she has made an effort to use ingredients that are readily available in most good supermarkets Fujii includes a guide to basic cooking techniques used in the preparation of shojin food, an extensive glossary of ingredients and equipment, and fascinating background information on the history and philosophy of shojin ryori Perfect for vegans, vegetarians and anyone interested in healthful eating, the dishes from The Enlightened Kitchen will warm our hearts, sustain our souls, and fortify us inside and out.

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    1. I could have done without the few non-vegan ingredients, such as yogurt and honey, even though they appear infrequently. For those who love Japanese food and want to make it at home, I think this might be a good book. For me, there were too many ingredients I didn’t like, such as the oil used in many dishes, also vinegar, etc.With a few exceptions, these aren’t dishes I have that much desire to make as is, although the book did give me ideas about how to create my own food using its ideas.Th [...]

    2. Shorter than I'd like but full of great information and easy to follow directions. My second biggest gripe is that some of the recipes are on pages with black backgrounds, so I have to use a silver sharpee for notesd those smear. But the seemingly simple flavors and short procedures often develop into something amazing, I'm thinking particularly of that miso-pickled tofu, yum! I could have also used more pickle information in general. Always, more pickles!

    3. I heard about this book from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's podcast. I am always looking for new cookbooks. The recipes look delicious with simple delicate flavors. The recipes are based on the centuries old vegetarian cuisin of Japan's Buddhist temples. Fortunately, I live in Cleveland and we have a ethnic markets and an Asian Town Center where I could pick up the more traditional ingredients such as konbu and koyadofu.Yes, some of the recipes contain your average grocery ingredients like Tofu Frie [...]

    4. A gorgeous book of recipes that are based on the simple yet delicious meals you would find in Japanese Buddhist temples. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with straight-forward directions, this is a book that would be a benefit to anyone looking for simple, nutritious Japanese food. While some of the ingredients may be a bit out of the ordinary for a Western kitchen, most should be easy to find, or by mail-order at the very hardest. Extra-half star due to the fact that every recipe is vegan (o [...]

    5. So far I've made four dishes from this book, and they've all been simple and wonderful. They are also all easy to make vegan with simple substitutions for honey and yogurt. The pictures are beautiful and the recipes are clear. I do wish the book had included more about the specifics of shojin ryori--what to eat during different seasons, specifics on how to roll sushi-style rolls, etc. The out-of-print book The Heart of Zen Cuisine seems to include more detailed info like that, but this book is m [...]

    6. Perfect in every way. I've already made two of the recipes in here and loved them both - the edamame soup on page 16 is fantastic, and is even better when paired with the silken tofu and shichimi tōgarashi from an almost identical recipe from a different book. Some of the ingredients may be hard to find but it's worth the effort; I'm just grateful that we have the only non-coastal branch of Mitsuwa right on our doorstep!

    7. Since I am pregnant and trying to eat healthier, not only for myself but also for the baby, I figured Buddhist vegetarian temple food might be a good place to start. However, I didn't find hardly any of the recipes appetizing, with the exception of the Shojin Salad with Peanut-flavored Tofu Dressing. I will try this style of cooking again, but perhaps with a different cookbook.

    8. This is such a great cookbook. Some of the recipes take a little finesse, but if you really like to cook, it's amazing. The avocado and asparagus salad with tofu-peanut dressing is my favorite.

    9. The food is exquisitely photographed and looks simple and delicious. Even though I am unfamiliar with a few of the ingredients, I am definitely going to attempt a few of the recipes.

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