Thursday, October 14, 2010

vegetarian family resources




I get a lot of emails asking about vegetarian resources, especially where I find my recipes. The following books and websites have inspired and influenced my heart and our dinner table. If you are interested in becoming vegetarian or at the very least leaning towards a more vegetarian lifestyle I urge you to pick up a vegetarian cookbook of your choice, visit animals australia and read Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals by Matthew Scully.
our vegetarian family reading resources

**cookbooks**
Fresh at Home, Ruth Tal Brown
The Vegetarian 5-ingredient Gourmet- Nava Atlas
The Vegetarian Family Cookbook- Nava Atlas
How It All Vegan!: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer
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**ethics and beliefs**
Dominion: The Power of Man, The Suffering of Animals- Matthew Scully
Vegan- The New Ethics of Eating, Erik Marcus
Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
Diet for a New America, John Robbins
The China Study, T. Colin Campbell
Yoga and Vegetarianism, Sharon Gannon
Animal Liberation, Peter Singer
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**the vegetarian child**
Raising Vegetarian Children: A Guide to Good, Joanne Stepaniak
That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, Ruby Roth
Herb the Vegetarian Dragon, Jules Bass and Debbie Harter
Baa Humbug- A Sheep with a Mind of His Own, Mike Jolley and Deborah Allwright
Charlotte’s Web, E.B White
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For more about our journey as a vegetarian family and raising vegetarian children please see these past entries.

xo

9 comments:

vegeater said...

In the US, I take the magazine Vegetarian Times, which is always sure to give me good meal ideas and inspiration. Some favorite cookbooks are:

Veganomicon (Romero and Moskowitz)
How To Cook Everything Vegetarian (Bittman)
More-With-Less
The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook

Sunshine Mama said...

I also love, love the recipes from Vegetarian times. I don't think I ever tried one that was not super good! And I also have the 5 ingredient gourmet by Nava Atlas and it's so good and easy it's becoming my go to book before I look anywhere else! Thanks for sharing some of the other links. Some of them I've never heard of before... I'm off to explore them!

Stephanie xx

Cerwydwyn said...

I recently saw a book titled something like, "Animals, the Ones We Love, the Ones We Hate, the Ones We Eat." with corresponding pics of a dog, a rat and a cow. More than anything I find the ethics of this 'it's okay to kill one animal but not another' thing very odd.
Thanks for book recs.

Jgee said...

Thanks for the heads up on these, I love 101 cookbooks, great inspiration. We're going through some interesting decision-making at the moment as to whether our little man will eat meat or not. I am vegetarian, have been for nearly 20 years, but my husband is a carnivore. I find myself excited at making my son lentil-cous cous puree, lentil-pasta puree etc and totally avoiding the meat thing. Cognisant of all the arguments for and against... guess time will tell. Whatever the case, you and your veg family are a great benchmark and good leverage for my discussions with meat-eating husband!

veggiegobbler said...

Thanks for your recommended cookbooks. My latest favourite one is "The Vegan Lunchbox" by Jennifer McCann. It's got great inspiring meals for kids to take to school.

Bianca said...

Thanks for the resources, always after some more ideas.

My fav is The enchanted broccoli forrest by Mollie Katzen is an awesome book too - esp for kids :)

xB

Leanne daharja said...

It's a great list - so many of them are books we own and use as well :-)

Can I also recommend Joel Fuhrman's books Eat To Live and Eat For Health? They're excellent, and although they probably fall into the "diet" rather than "vegetarian" category, he's the one health and nutrition expert who really made sense to me, and who teaches a way of eating that works for us (lots of fruit, raw stuff, salads etc. with a strong avoidance of processed and packaged food).

Emm said...

Hi there, so nice to be listed as one of your resources :-) Lovely site you have here. Very similar to our family life.
To Jgee- We too went through the same important descision when our first child was about 18 months old. I have been Vegetarian my whole life, eating fish though. My partner is a full meat eater, and will never change! In the end we decided on a happy middle ground. Our kids eat fish and free-range chicken only. Although much to my delight my 4 year old daughter is going off eating chicken!! Do what ever feels right for your family. Many thanks on the mention again Meagan. So nice to find other eco mums! XX -Emm

MATHEW said...

I've been a vegetarian life, eating fish and feeding though.health experts make sense to me, and teaches a way that works for us to eat plenty of fruit, raw products, salads, etc. The strong avoidance of processed and packaged foods. I am happy for my son to mashed lentils couscous, lentils, potatoes and pasta, etc., what to avoid meat altogether.

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