Review By JESSICA ALMY
This cookbook is probably a great find for vegetarian families — since all of the recipes, geared to preschoolers, are vegetarian — but for vegans like us, it was a bit of a disappointment. Mollie Katzen’s recipes look good, but nearly every single one incorporates non-vegan ingredients, including eggs, dairy, and honey.
That said, we did try one of the recipes, substituting soy yogurt for the dairy in the Chewy Power Circles, and my daughter loved following the step-by-step illustrations. She also devoured the end result!
If only the recipes weren’t so explicitly not vegan, I might have run out to purchase this book for my family. As it is, I returned the copy of Salad People to the library, with a sneaking suspicion I may borrow it again soon.
Ages 3-7, with adult help.