Saturday, April 20, 2013

Delicious Vegetarian Main Dishes By Jennifer S. Larson Cookook Review

One sure fire way to get kids more interested in a wide variety of food is by allowing them to join you in making meals or baking desserts in the kitchen. Cooking as a family can teach such valuable skills like math, reading and maybe even a little problem solving. Cookbooks aimed at kids are a lot of fun because they take care to make sure that these recipes will be ones that kids will enjoy. One of the things I really liked about Delicious Vegetarian Cooking is that it stepped outside the usual realm of kid far and offers some tasty meals that they will still love.

This book is definitely aimed at older children who can read well, but I think that it can be used with younger ones who are just beginning to learn to read, since they will have an adult helping them create these meals. The beginning of the book offers a section dedicated to explaining different tools you will need in your kitchen, which I thought was particularly great. Before that, there is a section called "before you start" which says to make sure you have an adult helper and to always ask permission before you begin. I like that this cookbook is full of easy meals that kids can help create, but I also love that it is full of great kitchen behavioral tips as well, another great lesson disguised in the form of kitchen fun.

There are some great recipes in this book including an egg bake, tofu sticks, curried potatoes & rice and roll up lasagna. The only complaint I have about this book is that it is short on recipes. The recipes included sound great, but I would have liked to see twice as many as are offered. I definitely plan to get in the kitchen with my littles to make some of these recipes very soon!

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*Disclosure- I received a free e-copy of the book via NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own. 

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