In Feeding the Healthy Vegetarian Family
, author Ken Haedrich emphasizes family
. This cookbook is intended for folks who have kids--and
all the mealtime challenges that incur as a result. In compiling these recipes, Haedrich recognized the wide range of variations that exist in his target audience: there are families who have raised their kids on a vegetarian diet since day one and others who are only now considering the change. There are people who eschew all animal products, from butter to shoe leather (vegans), and others who include dairy products in their diets (ovo-lacto vegetarians). Some readers might be dedicated to a meatless way of life, while others are looking only for the occasional meatless meal. Whatever the requirements, there's something for everyone in Feeding the Healthy Vegetarian Family
Haedrich states his philosophy early on: when it comes to feeding children, flavor is all that matters. Kids won't care if there's meat in the spaghetti sauce or the chili, so long as it tastes good. These recipes might not make it into the pages of the glossy gourmet magazines, but they'll have even the most picky eaters asking for seconds. The book includes recipes for snack foods, sandwiches (both hot and cold), salads and soups, main dishes, casseroles, quick breads, desserts, and much more. So whether you're looking to supplement your vegetarian diet or hoping to introduce your family to a new and healthier way of eating, Feeding the Healthy Vegetarian Family offers both helpful advice and great recipes to get you and your kids off on the right foot.
From Publishers Weekly
"Eat your vegetables!" That once dreaded parental directive is given a deliciously new spin by Haedrich (whose Home for the Holidays won a 1993 Julia Child Cookbook Award). Haedrich has devised over 200 appealing starters, entrees, side dishes and desserts to please the confirmed?or occasional?vegetarian family. From positively inspired Salad Burritos (kids roll their own) to Sesame Peanut Noodles and savory enchiladas, frittas, pizzas, gratins, curries and quesadillas, dishes are not only attractive to kids but also flavorful enough for the discriminating adult. Some, like Mom's Squash With Applesauce, have few ingredients and can be quickly put together for family suppers; others, such as multi-step Neoclassical Polenta Lasagna are meant for special occasions. Kids are invited into the kitchen to help, and Haedrich, father of four, understands their food foibles and deals with them humorously (slipping them, say, Deliciously Disguised Mushrooms, sauteed, pureed and tucked into risotto). Haedrich is an expert baker and his recipes for breads, tortillas and cakes are especially notable; "Food for Thought" sidebars offer valuable tips and advice. Food and philosophy are first-rate here, and Haedrich proves to be a warm and amusing kitchen companion.
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