Feeding The Healthy Vegetarian Family
During most of his 20 years in New Hampshire, Ken - the Dean of The Pie Academy - was a vegetarian. He was the head cook at a group home for children for a number of years, and raised his own four children on a meatless diet.
Feeding The Healthy Vegetarian Family - first published in 1998 - is a trove of recipes he developed and relied on heavily during those years spent feeding the most discriminating of eaters - kids!
These are recipes that have stood the test of time, hearty, satisfying meatless fare that tastes GOOD and says Yes! to your most important questions: Will my family eat it? Can I prepare it in a reasonable amount of time? Is it wholesome and balanced?
The focus is on whole grains, fresh produce and the kind of cooking that invites the whole family into the kitchen to help. Feeding The Healthy Vegetarian Family is a treasury of fine foods that will nourish the body and enrich the heart.
INCLUDING: Avocado Lover’s Potato Salad - Lentil and Feta Cheese Salad - Tomato-Dill Soup - Mushroom Barley Soup - Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches - Italian-Style Home Fries - Basil Parmesan Mashed Potatoes - Black and Red Bean Chili with Cornmeal Dumplings - Sam’s Peanut Butter Balls - Cranberry and Apricot Baked Apples - Ten Rules for Feeding The Healthy Vegetarian Family - More than 250 recipes in all.
From the book:
“Typically, a parent will say to me, ‘How do you get your kids to eat asparagus?” - or broccoli, salad, chickpeas, you fill in the blank. At first, this question used to take me by surprise; I just didn’t get it. If I’ve had food problems with my kids, it has been getting them to stop eating. Ben! That’s you fifth helping of salad and I haven’t even sat down yet! Ben: Then hurry up and sit down!’
‘Though it isn’t new, this whole concept of getting your kids to eat something, whether it’s brussels spouts or chicken wings, against their own will and judgement is indicative of the wrongful approach parents sometimes employ in the daily struggle for sensible eating. This tactic very quickly turns divisive, making the dinner table a place of contention instead of a relaxed and nourishing family enclave.’