Dorothy R. Bates: Kids Can Cook: Vegetarian Recipes Kitchen-Tested by Kids for Kids
Kids Can Cook is perfect for kids who want to try their hand at creating tasty meatless dishes and for parents who want recipes that are nutritious and easy to prepare. It includes simple recipes for beginners, with kid-tested directions and results, and a section for parents on how to be sure their child's vegetarian diet is nutritious.
This is the perfect book for older vegetarian kids who want to try their hand in the kitchen. And its forward by dietetian and author Suzanne Havala is a simple, reassuring guide, especially for non-vegetarian parents who have concerns about their independently vegetarian children or teens. For more than ten years, the author of Kids Can Cook Vegetarian Recipes, Dorothy R. Bates, has been hosting Friday afternoon cooking sessions for the teens from the Farm School near where she lives. You may have heard about the Farm, a community in Summertown, TN that is known for raising healthy vegetarian children. The recipes are simple, easy to follow, and there is nothing too out of the ordinary. The Farm kids used these recipes to create 3-course meals, and a place setting diagram is included in the book in case your kids want to host a meal, too (or just learn how to set a proper table). And in case you think it takes seasoned young chefs to recreate such a feat, keep in mind that the author has also used these recipes to cook with disadvantaged inner-city children in the Farm's "Kids to the Country" summer program.
Now in a newly revised and expanded edition, Kids Can Cook Vegetarian Recipes is a truly "kid friendly' compendium of delicious, nutritious, easy-to-make recipes that will attract the attention and approval of children. There are simple recipes ideal for beginners, party foods to make and share, as well as kitchen safety rules and helpful cooking hints. From Peanut Butter Bread; Black Bean Soup; Tofu Pot Pie; and Macaroni Salad; to Gram's Peach Cobbler; Baked Bananas; Cocoa Pudding Cake; and Popcorn Balls, Kids Can Cook Vegetarian Recipes is an ideal addition to any family's vegetarian cookbook collection!