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Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook Recipes and Stories from a Zen Retreat Center

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ISBN-10: 155643717X

ISBN-13: 9781556437175

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nadia Natali, Marica Natali Thompson

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The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook,based onCooking Off the Grid,also by Nadia Natali, blends 126 tasty, healthful recipes with lively tales of the Natali family’s adventures living close to the land—in the wilds of California’s Los Padres National Forest. Nadia Natali's varied dishes, suitable for any group or family, are presented in a simple style that makes them both visually appealing and effortless, as a sequence of ingredients that correspond to numbered directions. Each chapter opens with a vivid account of the family’s trials and triumphs at Blue Heron Ranch, followed by a particular category of recipes, arranged in seven groupings. Whimsical illustrations adorn the recipes and embellish…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 7/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Nadia Natali is a mother, a Zen practitioner, and a long-time cook for numerous Zen retreats on Blue Heron Ranch. The stories she tells of the triumphs and tragedies of her family’s life in the wilds of California’s Los Padres National Forest and her profound appreciation for the land are at the heart of her recipes. She has an M.A. in dance therapy and is working on a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She and her husband, photographer Enrico Natali, live in Ojai, CA.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Menus for Family Gatherings/Retreats
Food and Supply List
Our Arrival
Vegetarian Dinners
My Favorite Tomato Sauce
Grandma Elizabeth's Polenta
Lasagna from Enrico's Family
Lasagna Layering
Matilija Manicotti
Pizza with Goat Cheese
Seasoned Rice
Blue Heron Beans
Adzuki Beans and Rice
Black Bean Enchiladas
Ojai Chili
Sauteed Vegetables with Rice
Special Vegetables with Almonds
Vincenzo's Risotto
Carrots and Tofu
Lentils and Mint
Curried Lentils
California Split Pea Dahl
Pucci's Potato and Egg Curry
Sunday Stuffed Potatoes
Spinach and Anaheim Chilies
Baked Eggplant
Saturday Market Quiche
Garden Vegetable Quiche
Fish and Chicken Dinners
Kobun's Rice Balls
Miso Pine Salmon
Escolar
Millennium Paella
Chicken with Chard and Noodles
Francis's Chicken and Curry
Westport Pineapple Chicken
Apple-Baked Chicken
November Stuffing
The Floods65 Soups and Stews
-Vegetarian Simply Miso Soup
Rainy Day Tofu Soup
Blue Heron Ranch Potato Leek Soup
Cross-Country Lentil Soup
Garbanzo Soup with Tomato
Winter Minestrone
-Chicken and Fish Southwest Chicken Stew
San Francisco Chicken Stew
Blue Heron Chicken Stew
Rainy Day Chicken Noodle Soup
Ojai Bouillabaisse
-Chilled Summer Borsch
Avocado and Cucumber Soup
Marica's Gazpacho
Poor Man's Gazpacho
Yogurt Soup
Our Teepee
Salads and Dressings
Frankie 's Salad Dressing
Blue Heron Salad Dressing
Baby Green Salad
Sackets Harbor Summer Salad
Santa Barbara Salad Variation
Cool Cucumber Salad
Potato and Bell Pepper Salad
Mixed Bean Salad
Rice Salad
My Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Goat Cheese Salad
Cloved Fruit Compote
Two Fruit Salads
Raita Salad
Fire
Breads and Muffins
Whole Wheat Bread
Rosemary Corn Bread
Garlic Bread
Tortillas from South America
Naan from India
Banana Bread
Weiner Sisters' Popovers
Golden Scones
Marica's Biscuits
Quick Ginger Molasses Muffins
Breakfast
Sunday Pancakes
Hearty Breakfast Crepes
Delectable French Toast
Birthday Waffles
Sesshin Oatmeal
Early Morning Rice Cream
Home-Baked Granola
Home Schooling
Puddings and Custards
Black Bear Apricot Pudding
Andrei's Favorite Bread Pudding
Brown Rice Custard
Coconut Rice Pudding
Mexican Rice Pudding
Mocha Mousse
Zabaglione Cassis
Pies
Two Delicious Pie Crusts
Blue Heron Apple Pie
Blueberry Peach Pie
Persian Mulberry Peach Pie
Genevieve 's Lemon Meringue Pie
Mitzi's Chocolate Pecan Pie
Autumn Pumpkin Pie
Apple Crunch
Living Off the Grid163
Cookies
Cardamom Cookies
Blue Heron Chocolate Chip Cookies
Genevieve 's Butter Walnut Cookies
Cakes
Aunt Ev's Cardamom Bundt Cake
Lemon Cranberry Bundt Cake
Chocolate Marble Bundt Cake
Chocolate Apple Sauce Cake
Birthday Coconut Cake
Persian Mulberry Cake with Goat Cheese
June Apricot Cake
Pear Upside-Down Cake
Meyer Lemon Half-Pound Cake
Carob Coconut Brownies
Tiramochamisu or Tiramintmisu Ca