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Children's Nonfiction Cooking & Food

The Jumbo Vegetarian Cookbook

by (author) Judi Gillies & Jennifer Glossop

illustrated by Louise Phillips

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2002
Cooking & Food
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2002
    List Price

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The authors were first introduced to vegetarianism when their daughters announced they were giving up meat. Both moms were initially concerned that a vegetarian lifestyle wouldn't meet the nutritional needs of their growing teens. But a little research proved that kids could maintain a healthy diet without animal products. Following in the footsteps of their highly successful Jumbo Cookbook, the authors filled The Jumbo Vegetarian Cookbook with more than 125 nutritious and delicious meatless dishes, inspired by cultures from around the world! This invaluable resource also includes an introduction to vegetarian foods, basic cooking terms, helpful hints, safety tips and great menu ideas. Recipes include * breakfast burritos * curried vegetable chowder * homemade hummus * Thai stir-fry * vegetarian sloppy joes * tempeh kabobs * african stew * four-bean salad * applesauce muffins * banana chocolate delight

About the authors

Judi Gillies has taught for more than two decades, including cooking classes for kids. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Jennifer Glossop is a writer and editor. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Louise Phillips is an illustrator and textile designer. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Winner, Gourmand World Cookbook Award
  • Winner, Parent’s Choice Recommended

Editorial Reviews

Highly recommended

Much more than just a cookbook. Even if they’re not interested in distinguishing tempeh from textured vegetable protein, kids will come away from this title feeling more independent in the kitchen.

Much more than just a cookbook, this sprawling title, sprinkled with cartoon illustrations, introduces basic nutrition and how to achieve it.

This attractive and well-organized volume is chock-full of tempting recipes for beginners and more advanced cooks. The writing style is clear and lively, and bright green-and-gray cartoons enhance the presentation.

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