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About Jean-Philippe Cyr
As a young chef, Jean-Philippe Cyr has a big mission: to introduce more and more people to the pleasures of vegan eating. A practicing Buddhist for the past 20 years, he lives with his wife in rural Quebec and dedicates his time to creating simple and tasty vegan recipes.
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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, aka The Buddhist Chef, is back with even more delicious vegan recipes. Inspired by the comfort foods he enjoyed cooking with his grandmother while growing up, his classical culinary training, as well as his travels around the world, The Buddhist Chef’s Vegan Comfort Cooking will become your go-to vegan cookbook for every day of the week.
Whether you are a long-time vegan, or just looking to add more meat- and dairy-free meals to your rotation, these veganized-classic recipes are ones you’ll return to time and again. Start your day right with vegan Frittatas. Snack on some hearty No-Crab Cakes or Lentil-Stuffed Buns. Enjoy nostalgic favorites like Vegan Cheese Fondue, French Onion Soup, or Tofu Ham with Pineapple. Transform tempeh into delicious Tempeh Burgers, munch on a Vegan Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, or simplify family classics with the Lasagna Casserole. You can even treat yourself to veganized Crème Brûlée, Upside-Down Pear Cake, or Brownies.
With recipes perfect for a quick weeknight family dinner, or an impressive weekend spread for your vegan and non-vegan friends alike, The Buddhist Chef's Vegan Comfort Cooking will satisfy any mealtime craving.