100 simply delicious vegan recipes--good for the planet, and for you--from the chef and blogger behind The Buddhist Chef.
A practicing Buddhist for over two decades, Jean-Philippe Cyr, aka The Buddhist Chef, believes that everyone has the power to make their vision of the world a reality--and that the most impactful way to do that is through the food we choose to make, eat, and share. This realization led him to veganism, which transformed his life and health. In this cookbook, he shares how to make classic dishes vegan, easy, and so delicious and show-stopping that everyone--even the pickiest of eaters--will love them.
The Buddhist Chef is a collection of Jean-Philippe's best vegan recipes that will become a mainstay in vegan and non-vegan kitchens alike. The recipes are perfect for long-time vegans, those trying out a vegan diet for the first time, or those simply trying to eat more plant-based foods. Inspired by cuisines from all around the world, these recipes offer something for everyone. Enjoy breakfast and brunch recipes like Vegan Shakshuka and Maple Baked Beans, or salads and protein-packed bowls like Beet Carpaccio or Tempeh Poke Bowl. Transform your dinners with hearty mains like Eggplant Parmigiana, General Tso's Tofu, and Mushroom Poutine. Indulge in vegan desserts like Chocolate Lava Cake or have a nourishing snack like Coconut Matcha Energy Balls.
With delicious recipes for every meal of the day, The Buddhist Chef is a celebration of healthy, plant-based dishes that will have everyone at the table, vegan or not, wanting more.
JEAN-PHILIPPE CYR is a classically trained chef with a big mission: to introduce more and more people to the pleasures of vegan eating. A practicing Buddhist for over 20 years, he lives with his wife in Quebec and dedicates his time to creating simple and tasty vegan recipes for his website, The Buddhist Chef.
“Bring your appetite and check any plant-based skepticism at the door! Jean-Philippe Cyr proves himself a creative culinary genius, offering up one mouth-watering recipe after the next in The Buddhist Chef. On a mission to make plant-based eating accessible to all, the recipes in this cookbook are approachable, delicious, and will leave you coming back for more! BLTs. Millet pot pie. Spicy peanut tofu. So. Much. Yes! Jean-Philippe proves, one recipe at a time, that vegan cooking requires no sacrifice at all!”
Chloe Coscarelli, vegan chef and cookbook author
“Really tasty and nourishing vegan recipes that are perfect for every meal of the day, The Buddhist Chef will inspire you in the kitchen and help you, the environment, and the animals all at the same time. You and your family will want to go back for seconds... and thirds.”
Kip Andersen, director of Cowspiracy and What the Health
“From classic dishes to gourmet recipes, Jean-Philippe is the master of making anything vegan! Whether you are vegan or just interested in eating delicious plant-based food, The Buddhist Chef will guide you through making scrumptious recipes with ease and finesse.”
Sam Turnbull, author of Fuss-Free Vegan and creator of itdoesnttastelikechicken.com
“Jean-Philippe Cyr masterfully demonstrates that plant-based eating doesn't mean abandoning everything you love. These recipes are easy, delicious, and perfect for any kitchen.”
Steve Jenkins and Derek Walters, co-founders of the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary and New York Times bestselling authors
“The Buddhist Chef is such a delight to read and aspire to—the marriage of Cyr's spiritual practice with his innovative, yet relatable plant-based recipes is exactly what we could all learn and benefit from. All the comfort foods, the satiating hearty meals that a die-hard meat-lover craves are laid out in simple vegan alternatives with easy-to-find ingredients. Cannot wait to dive into these recipes and maybe even trick the kids with some veggie meatball sauce! From one hardcore veggie lover to another, Bravo!”
Mandy Wolfe, co-founder and head chef of Mandy's restaurants
“Jean-Philippe Cyr’s The Buddhist Chef is the perfect blend of nutrition and comfort. The recipes are approachable, full of flavor and well suited for both wellness veterans and those simply looking to add a few more greens to their daily diet. This is a book for everyone.”
Zach Berman, author of The Juice Truck