Last week we told the story of Jeff and Joan Stanford, a sweet and inspiring couple who dedicated the last 30 years to the creation of a sustainable inn and eco-retreat.
If you missed the article and interview, be sure to take a look. It’s incredible what they have created.
This week we get to peek behind the scenes of The Ravens Restaurant, the inn’s award-winning plant-based eatery that contends with the finest dining establishments in Northern California.
The Ravens strives to show guests from all corners of the globe that plant-based living is ready for the mainstream. Their fare is a testament to how delicious, versatile and satisfying plant-based dishes can be.
Jeff and Joan have compiled the restaurant’s best recipes into a new cookbook that is available now.
While some cookbooks hit the shelves with the recipes untested, these dishes have had to earn their spot on The Ravens menu, served to hundreds of guests and refined to perfection.
Not only do we have a copy of their book to giveaway, they’ve also been generous enough to allow us to feature one of the recipes from the book.
So without further ado, we hope you enjoy this Almond Hazelnut-Battered Tempeh recipe. From Jeff and Joan’s kitchen to yours.
Almond Hazelnut-Battered Tempeh (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
Whole food! Tempeh is a fermented soy product, and as those of you who have cooked it before will know, it sometimes retains the taste of the culture used for fermentation. In this recipe, the marinade helps wash away the taste of the culture.
The almonds and hazelnuts provide a crunchy crust. If there is leftover encrusted tempeh from the dinner preparation, we put it out for our staff, who eat it like kids eating fish sticks.
This dish is perfect to use as the base for any holiday entrée; serve with mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, and a fruit sauce: cranberry—what else?
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Matt Jager is a wellness activist, yogi and co-founder of True Wellth. His life mission is to transform the healthcare and food system in this country, so that every single person has access to the tools and support they need to look and feel their best, control their health, own their happiness and revolutionize their well-being.