I reviewed Kids Can Bake by Esther Coombes a while ago and we still use this book for some fabulous recipes. I was really excited to review Kids Can Cook Vegetarian too.
My Review of Kids Can Cook Vegetarian
This is a great book with lovely tasty recipes and fabulous illustrations. It starts with an introduction to equipment you may need; scales, mixing bowl, wooden spoon, oven gloves, measuring jug etc. And then it goes on to basic techniques like chopping an onion, avocado and pepper, crushing garlic, cracking an egg, sifting flour etc. It really makes it all sound fun and simple.
I find that my Little Man will look through this book and pick out something he really wants to try making. His favourite so far is Muffin Pizzas, and he does them all by himself. He’s not keen on fresh basil so instead of using passata we use tomato and basil pizza topping. They really are tasty and so easy to make.
- 4 English muffins cut in half
- 4 tbs passata
- 1 ball of vegetarian mozzarella, grated
- handful of basil leaves
- Put Muffins in toaster and lightly toast both sides
- heat grill and put muffins on a baking tray
- spread 1/2 tbs of passata on each muffin, sprinkle with mozzarella and top with basil
- cook for 2-2 minutes under grill until cheese has melted and is bubbling
And that’s it! Yum, Yum
I really want to try the bean burgers, I buy mine ready made from the supermarket but I’m more than willing to make my own. I am also really keen to make my own falafel.
The Little Man really wants to try the Potato tots and Banana pancakes. Another favourite that we have tried is the mac and cheese but this is something we have been making for a while anyway. If you don’t know how to make it then this book will give you a great recipe.
You don’t have to be a vegetarian to try these recipes, we are not, but kids always benefit from extra vegetables in their diet.
mmmm I might make a Frittata for lunch 🙂
What’s your favourite vegetarian recipe?