The Zen of Vegetarian Cooking Recipe

Looking for a recipe that combines delectable taste and healthy choices? Look no further than The Zen of Vegetarian Cooking. This dish perfectly embodies the principles of simplicity, balance, and harmony central to the zen philosophy.


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium-sized pot over high heat combine quinoa and veggie broth. Bring it to a boil before reducing the heat to low until all liquid is absorbed (about fifteen minutes).
  3. Meanwhile prepare vegetables by chopping them into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Drain chickpeas; rinse under cold water.
  5. In a large mixing bowl stir together cooked quinoa with chopped peppers & onions and minced garlic while adding salt & black pepper (to taste). Combine until well mixed.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil then toss mixture once more before spooning into baking dish or onto lined baking sheet in single layer.
    7.Bake at previously set temperature for around twenty-five minutes or until veggies are nicely crisped up soft – remove from oven when done!


Cooking Time: approximately one hour Temperature Guidelines: Preheat oven to °F.

My Pro-tips:

Take care to rinse your quinoa thoroughly before cooking so you don’t get any bitter aftertaste.
Add some extra spices like smoked paprika or cumin for an added flavor variety.

### Seasoning Options:
Alternatively add fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro for freshness burst

### Recommended Tools To Make This Recipe:
– Pot with lid
– Vegetable peeler and chopping knife
– Large mixing bowl
– Baking dish or baking sheet

In conclusion, The Zen of Vegetarian Cooking is a perfectly balanced recipe featuring quinoa, chickpeas, peppers & onions, garlic and some basic spices. It’s easy to prepare and perfect for those who want to relish the flavors while staying aware of the nutritional value of their meal.


Q1. What type of recipes does “The Zen of Vegetarian Cooking” include?
A1. This book includes recipes that are vegetarian, plant-based, and free from meat products such as poultry, beef or pork. The recipes focus on using whole-food ingredients and explore different flavors and cuisines from around the world.

Q2. Are the recipes in “The Zen of Vegetarian Cooking” suitable for vegans?
A2. Although not all the recipes are specifically labeled vegan, many can be easily adapted to suit a vegan diet by substituting dairy products or eggs with plant-based alternatives like tofu or nut milk.

Q3. Can beginners follow the recipes in this book?
A3. Yes! The instructions in “The Zen of Vegetarian Cooking” are easy-to-follow; they come with step-by-step directions as well as explanations about each recipe’s purpose and meaning beyond just its nutrition content. Even if you’re new to cooking vegetarian meals, this cookbook is an excellent place to start your mindful journey into meat-free cooking.