I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Green Teen Cookbook by Laurane Marchive
Published by Zest Books Pages: 144
Going green is hard to do especially when it comes to food. There are acronyms to learn, labels to decipher, seasons to accommodate, and grocery stores to navigateand that's before you even turn on the stove!The Green Teen Cookbook cuts through the chaos and shows teens how to shop smarter, cook more consciously, and eat a healthier diet. And in addition to the 70+ incredible recipes (created by teens, for teens), the book also includes:
* Illuminating essays about freeganism, flexitarians, vegetarianism, and more
* Tips about how to shop on a budget and get the most out of what you already have in your pantry
* A seasonal key that ensures the freshness of the recipes (and a minimal carbon footprint)
* Photos for each of the 70+ recipes
The original British edition of this book was honored as The Best Sustainable Food Book in the UK, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012.
I haven’t reviewed very many cookbooks, so when I seen this one for teens I thought it might have some decent recipes.
Well, it does have some recipes that sounds good and taste good but when I think about recipes that would be appealing to the average teen not a lot of these recipes came to mind. I do like that the cookbook is full of healthy recipes that were written by Teens, for Teens. The Breakfast and Snack recipes look like something Teens might be interested in but some of the main course recipes I am just not sure that I would be interested in let alone a teen.
The cookbook is full of nice colorful pictures of the food and has a quote from each teen that is giving out their recipe, but I just don’t know many teens interested in Oaxacan Squash Blossom Quesadilla with Chipotle Crema. Now I know there are some teens out there who love cooking and this might be right up their alley but for those who just want some down home recipes I think some of these are too fancy.
One of my favorite recipes is the Chicken Noodle Soup with Cheese Muffins and what I really like about it is that they use a package of ramen noodles, almost all kids love ramen noodles. 🙂 This basically is a spiced up ramen noodle meal. I know from time to time I have taken something like ramen and added some goodies to it to make it more of a meal and that is basically what this teen did with this recipe. Adding chicken, green beans, hoisin sauce and more. I am a huge fan of Cheese muffins so I really enjoyed the recipe for these muffins.
If you and your teen have a taste for unique and fancier foods and like experimenting with cooking then I think that you might enjoy this.