Healthy and Organic Recipes from Big Sur
By Charlie Cascio
(Gibbs Smith Publishers, Hardcover, 9781586858520, 207pp.)
Publication Date: September 2006
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The world-renowned Esalen Institute, located on the sacred cliffs above the ocean in Big Sur, California, is a place of peace and beauty, a place where people can contemplate, think, and discover. At the heart of Esalen is its kitchen, where food is made daily from the organic farm on its grounds. Recipes from Moroccan Lamb Stew to Pecan-Encrusted Chicken and Sponges of Love Pancakes to Chocolate Chunk Cookies delight newcomers to Esalen and veterans alike. Many years in the making, Esalen Cookbook is finally here, and features dozens of delicious recipes that emphasize healthy, fresh, and organic ingredients, and food made to satisfy the soul as well as the stomach. Also included are tips on how to make vegetarian versions of these recipes as well. It's a taste of the utopia of Esalen in your very own kitchen, with recipes such as Artichoke, Yam, and Blue Cheese Scones; Leek-and-Onion Tart; Greek Quiche; Esalen Granola; Sweet-and-Spicy Breakfast Polenta; Orange Essence Raisin Bread; Quinoa and Veggie Souffle; Grandma's German Goulash; and more