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Apples, Bean Dip, and Carrot Cake: Kids! Teach Yourself to Cook By Anne Dinshah and Freya Dinshah

Publisher: American Vegan Society

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teaching kids to cook vegan
Apples, Bean Dip, and Carrot Cake: Kids! Teach Yourself to Cook
Available from American Vegan Society
SASIN ‏ : ‎ B00G083NKK


I like this book because not only does it shows children step by step basic cooking skills, it can teach adults with developmental disabilities. I wish I had this book when my son was little.
~ Etta Jones

Every parent knows how difficult it is to encourage our children to eat their veggies. Now, Anne and Freya Dinshah demonstrate in this very welcome and much-needed book just how easily this can be accomplished. "Apples, Bean Dip, & Carrot Cake" contains recipes from Level 1 (simplest) through Level 4 (more advanced but still easy to prepare) with step-by-step instructions, beautifully illustrated throughout. Created with children in mind, each of the dishes presented has been kid-tested and -edited. In fact, every recipe, from trail mix to lasagna, has been carefully crafted to make cooking - and eating - wholesome food a fun experience for the entire family.
~ Maryanne X. Appel

My six year old grandson loves it.
~ Afton Lucas

About the Authors

Anne Dinshah invited 26 children to learn and create techniques for this book. She enjoyed developing kid-friendly language with them, photographing their efforts, and sharing the tasting tasks. Anne has a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame and a master of education from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a rowing coach by profession which often requires travel, but she officially resides in a stone and timber-frame writer's cabin she built with the help of many friends in western New York. Anne credits her mother Freya for instilling in her a love of cooking and her father Jay for a love of eating delicious homemade food. Her son Clint makes cameo appearances in this book and loves to scrub potatoes.

Freya Dinshah provided the concept for the book, supplied the majority of the recipes, and guided the project. For several years Freya has volunteered at the Newfield Terrace Community Action Organization after-school program. She is currently serving as nutrition educator and teaches basic cooking skills to children ages 6 to 18. She has been a key organizer for local and national events to encourage compassionate, healthful living. She has taught cooking classes to people of all ages for over 40 years. Freya resides in southern New Jersey where she works full-time for a nonprofit organization. She feels fortunate to live in an area where local produce is abundant. She has two adult children, Daniel and Anne, who both learned to cook under her guidance. Freya's husband Jay (now deceased) founded American Vegan Society in 1960.

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