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Stanford Inn Escape: Nourish Your Body & Soul with our NEW Vegan Cookbook

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Dining at The Ravens: Over 150 Nourishing Vegan Recipes from the Stanford Inn by the Sea

“From one of the most magical places on earth comes the cookbook every guest has been waiting for. . . . Now, everyone can enjoy the inn’s spectacular cuisine—from the Citrus Polenta and Ravens Caesar Salad to the Seasonal Wild Mushroom Crepe and my favorite dessert of all time, the Pecan Torte. If heaven exists in the form of a hardcover cookbook, this is it.”
Colleen Holland, publisher of VegNews Magazine

Dining at the Ravens Cookbook

 

Please join us on the Mendocino coast at the only vegan resort in the United States. The Stanford Inn by the Sea embodies a mindful, compassionate, and sustainable experience for guests of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs. Jeff & Joan Stanford have created a book that will bring the enchantment of their inn’s experience into your home.

REQUEST A COPY OF “DINING AT THE RAVENS” when booking your stay. We’ll have a signed by Jeff & Joan (or unsigned, if you choose) copy of this just released Vegan Cookbook waiting in your guest room.

– Adds $21.47 to your stay.

 

BOOK YOUR STAY: 800-331-8884 OR BOOK ONLINE HERE

Rather receive “Dining at the Ravens” in the mail? Two ways to order:
Direct from the Stanford Inn ($21.47) by calling: 800-331-8884
Order from Amazon

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GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO
Jeff Stanford & Sid Garza-Hillman on Good Day Sacramento, morning show CBS LOCAL.
Click above to watch the 3:18 minute show!

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Joan Stanford quoted in April 4, 2016 Press Democrat article about “Dining at the Ravens” cookbook. Referring to The Stanford Inn: “We’re interested in people coming here and leaving with a new zest for life,” said Joan, an educator and art therapist who is originally from Winnepeg, Canada. “Having a healthy approach is part of it, and having a positive attitude in the kitchen. This is joyful; it’s not denying anything.” See full article:  ‘Dining at the Ravens’ cookbook feeds appetite for vegan fare. – DIANE PETERSON @ THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

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Jeff & Joan Stanford’s First Book Signing … funny and informative!

“Finally, something different in the world of vegan cookbooks! While 30-minute weeknight meals have their place, sometimes you just want to roll up your sleeves and cook the comforting, delicious kind of food you’d get at a bed and breakfast. . . . From homemade breads, to luxurious sauces and mains, to brunches you’ll want to share with friends—it’s all here. And it’s all healthy, whole, and compassionate.”
—Matt Frazier, vegan ultramarathoner and author of No Meat Athlete

“From one of the most magical places on earth comes the cookbook every guest has been waiting for. . . . Now, everyone can enjoy the inn’s spectacular cuisine—from the Citrus Polenta and Ravens Caesar Salad to the Seasonal Wild Mushroom Crepe and my favorite dessert of all time, the Pecan Torte. If heaven exists in the form of a hardcover cookbook, this is it.”
—Colleen Holland, publisher of VegNews Magazine

“The recipes in Dining at the Ravens are a perfect mirror to the experience of staying at Stanford Inn: comforting, familiar, magical and delightfully surprising. The tantalizing array of tastes showcased in this book are diverse enough to seduce the most seasoned gourmand, yet simple and approachable enough to be enjoyed by new fans of plant-based cuisine.”
—Jason Wrobel, Celebrity Vegan Chef and host of How to Live to 100 on Cooking Channel

“There is no place like the Stanford Inn by the Sea. Joan and Jeff have built an amazing business rooted in compassion, sustainability and wellness . . . This book is an extension of their ideals and vegan lifestyle, and the delicious recipes show that living this way is enjoyable and enriching.”
—Gene Baur, president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary

“When I stayed at the Stanford Inn by the Sea, everything was breathtaking . . . But what made it truly remarkable was the food at the Ravens Restaurant. I hope that one day you too will be able to visit this extraordinary place. In the meantime, the next best thing is bringing Ravens to your home. The recipes in this book prove that indulgence and nourishment perfectly commingle.”
—Joshua Katcher, adjunct professor at Parsons The New School, editor at TheDiscerningBrute.com, and founder and creative director of BraveGentleMan.com

“The inspired recipes within these pages showcase how accessible and sumptuous plant-based eating can be. And now you can bring the sublime experience of dining at The Stanford Inn into your own kitchen. From inspired gourmet dishes to wholesome comfort food, there’s something here for everyone—and it’s all amazingly delicious and cruelty-free!”
—Jenny Brown, cofounder and executive director at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary and author of The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals

IN THE PRESS

An Exquisite Vegan Treat: Dining at the Ravens
If you ask a group of vegans what they find difficult about living a vegan lifestyle, “eating out” is stated over and over again. Travelling is also frequently mentioned. So imagine a resort – a luxury resort with a fine dining restaurant – that offers it all. A relaxing, beautiful setting – and it’s all vegan.
Read more at VEGAN MAINSTREAM

Vegan Potato Leek Soup
The Stanford Inn By the Sea has long been coveted as one of the best eco-vegan resorts in the world. Located on the California coast in Mendocino, this oasis is considered by many vegans and omnivores alike to be the ultimate getaway—partly for it’s beauty, serenity, and dog-friendliness, and partly for the incredible gourmet vegan food served at the Inn’s restaurant, The Ravens. Well, now you can bring a taste of the Stanford Inn right into your own home as they’ve just released a cookbook, Dining at The Ravens.
Read more at WORLD OF VEGAN

Dining At The Ravens: How Jeff and Joan Stanford Followed Their Dreams To Create A Sustainable, Plant-Based Inn and Restaurant
Jeff and Joan Stanford had few resources to their name and a baby on the way when they purchased an ocean-side inn in Mendocino back in 1980. The only way they were able to pull it off was with a loan to cover a good portion of the down payment, lent to them by the previous owner. But they followed their hearts and went for it. Fast forward 30 years, and they’ve transformed the property into the Stanford Inn by the Sea — a renowned Four Diamond Inn dedicated to sustainable living.
Read more from DON’T LOSE THE COW

The Stanford Inn Commitment: We treat our guests as we do our family. We provide outstanding equipment at Catch A Canoe & Bicycles, too!; the finest massage therapists on the Mendocino Coast; comprehensive strategies for joyful living at our Mendocino Center for Living Well; and one of North America’s most acclaimed vegan restaurants, The Ravens. The Inn manifests our commitment to live mindfully so that all might live well.

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This article was written by christineg

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Big River 1 Bedroom Suite

Big River 1 Bedroom Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA
 

Expansive and romantic – This original one bedroom suite sits in the middle of the Big River Building affording views sweeping over Big River Nurseries to Mendocino Bay and over Big River Estuary into the historic village of Mendocino … from a private deck. The bedroom has a king size bed and the living room a sofa bed. The fireplace is an Irish Waterford iron stove which provides the smell and crackling wood of an open fireplace in a rare uniquely designed unit. The suite also features a flat screen HDTV, DVD, compact stereo system, refrigerator, coffee maker supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private deck. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Big River Double Queen

Big River Double Queen Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA
 

Distinctive Mendocino lodging – Accommodations with two queen size beds. Each offers a wood burning fireplace or Irish Waterford stove, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, Flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Big River Executive King

Big River Executive King Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Bed Sitting Rooms – seating areas with sofas and king size beds. Each offers a wood burning fireplace, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, Flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Big River Executive Queen

Big River Executive Queen Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Bed Sitting Rooms with seating areas with sofas and queen size beds. Each offers a wood burning fireplace, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, Flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Big River Garden Level

Big River Garden Level Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Distinctive Mendocino lodging – Accommodations with a queen size bed and/or daybed on our garden level. Daybeds can provide twin bed comfort for up to two additional persons with a pop-up twins under each day bed. Each room offers a wood burning fireplace or Irish Waterford stove, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Big River Top Level with Daybed

Big River Queen with Daybed Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Distinctive Mendocino lodging – Accommodations with a queen size bed and daybed. The daybed provides twin bed comfort for up to two additional persons with a pop-up twins under each day bed. Each room offers a wood burning fireplace or Irish Waterford stove, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Forest Executive

Forest Executive Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Simple elegance – Slightly larger rooms and baths distinguish these accommodations from those of Big River. Each one offers a large wood burning fireplaces, king size beds, wet bars, private decks that overlook Mendocino Bay and the village of Mendocino. The rooms also feature a flat screen HDTV, DVD, compact stereo system, refrigerator, coffee maker supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private deck. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Forest 1 Bedroom Suite

Forest 1 Bedroom Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Ultimate Mendocino Romance – One bedroom suites offering large wood burning fireplaces; 27″ televisions with DVD; compact stereo systems; wet bars supplied with bottled water and juice drinks; coffee maker supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee; a sofa bed; decks; Mendocino Bay and Mendocino village views. The bedroom has its own television and a king size bed. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Forest 2 Bedroom Suite

Forest 2 Bedroom Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Ultimate Mendocino Romance – One bedroom suites offering large wood burning fireplaces; 27″ televisions with DVD; compact stereo systems; wet bars supplied with bottled water and juice drinks; coffee maker supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee; a sofa bed; decks; Mendocino Bay and Mendocino village views. The bedroom has its own television and a king size bed. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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Secluded Barn Suite

Barn Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Peaceful and private – Vaulted ceilings distinguish this large one bedroom suite, equipped with a king size bed and sofa bed in the bedroom and another in the living room. The living rooms fireplace is stocked with firewood, with just outside the door. There’s a kitchen with dining area, and a small yard and garden. The suite is within a barn–which is also home to the Stanfords–and near the pasture of our wonderful horses, miniature donkeys, and llamas. Flat Screen HD Televisions, DVD, Stereos, and more amenities.

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Garret Suite

Garret Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

A two-story suite with exceptional views – One bedroom suite with kitchen facilities in a 1930’s cottage located just south of Big River Bridge and overlooking the Llamas, organic gardens, Big River estuary and Catch A Canoe. Bedroom has a queen bed and living room a sofa bed. This suite has a deck and a wood burning Buck Stove.

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Canoe Suite

Canoe Suite at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

A magical cottage with Big River views – One bedroom suite with kitchen facilities in a 1930’s cottage located just south of Big River Bridge and overlooking the Big River estuary and Catch A Canoe. The bedroom has a queen bed and living room a sofa bed. This Mendocino suite has a deck and a wood burning brick Heatilator fireplace. HD Flat Screen TV, DVD/VCR, stereo systems and more.

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Big River Petite Queen

Big River Petite Queen Room at the Stanford Inn by the sea, Mendocino, CA

Distinctive Mendocino lodging – Accommodations with queen size beds on the lower and upper floors of the inn. Each offers a wood burning fireplace, views of our gardens and the ocean beyond, Flat Screen HDTVs, DVDs, compact stereo systems, refrigerators, coffee makers supplied with organic, fair trade Big River Coffee and private decks – overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary organic breakfast served from our menu each morning.

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