College Vegetarian Cooking

Feed Yourself and Your Friends

By Megan Carle; Jill Carle; Penny De Los Santos (Photographer)
Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781580089821, 154pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2009

List Price: $19.99*
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Beyond Rice Cakes and Ramen

Quiz time! Vegetarianism is:

A) strictly for humorless health nuts.
B) fine if you actually like brown rice. I guess.
C) what? I wasn' t sleeping, I was resting my eyes. Can you repeat the question?
D) just kind of . . . normal.

You answered D, right? Meatless eating is healthy, inexpensive, ecologically friendly, and even hip. What's not to like?

But it's not always easy being green. The salad bar can get pretty uninspiring after a while, and you don't even want to know how much salt lurks in that can of tomato soup.

Enter the Carle sisters: Megan (the long-time vegetarian) and Jill (the skeptical carnivore) are the dietary divas of yummy, doable dishes for teens and young adults. In this new book (their fourth), they offer the tips, tricks, and tasty recipes they use to feed themselves and their friends in style--veggie style.

The Carles make cooking easy for cash-strapped, kitchen-shy vegetarians, starting with instructions on how to set up a basic veggie kitchen on the cheap. And they keep it simple with 90 recipes organized into student-friendly chapters, from "Cheap Eats" to "Impressing Your Date," "Dinner for One" to "Party Food," plus a desserts chapter packed with vegan options. Every page bursts with color photographs.

Whether you're sharing Pasta Primavera with your roommates, taking a Caramelized Onion Tart to a party, grabbing a Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Wrap on the run, or buttering up your sweetie with Mushroom Ravioli, College Vegetarian Cooking will break you out of the ramen rut--without breaking your budget.

About the Author
Carle is 19 years old and in her first year at the University of Arizona as a food science major. She has been cooking since she was three years old, when she would saw away at vegetables with her pumpkin-cutting knife. She has lived and cooked in Germany, traveled in France, and is fluent in French and German.

JILL CARLE is 16 years old and a senior in high school. She has always been interested in cooking and has traveled extensively, although her tastes remain decidedly all-American.

Praise For College Vegetarian Cooking

“Will help budding cooks build confidence quickly.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Lots of tips and useful advice. Will be in demand by both students and recent graduates.”
—Library Journal
“One of these days, the Carle sisters—authors of ‘Teens Cook,’ Teens Cook Dessert’ and ‘College Cooking’—will grow up. But until they graduate from Arizona State University, they’ll remain two of the most accessible young authors for college students.”
—Hackensack Record
“more than 80 simple recipes and vibrant photos in sensible categories such as ‘party food,’ ‘impressing your date’ and ‘cheap eats.’”
—Chicago Tribune
“Dishes so tasty, no one will complain ‘Where’s the beef?’ ...students looking to enhance their cooking repertoire will find plenty of solid choices in this book.”
—Omaha World Herald
“Easy, inexpensive recipes.... And, no one says you have to be vegetarian to use it.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“It’s not on the required-reading list, but College Vegetarian Cooking may in fact be the most useful ‘textbook’ your kids could have.”
—“Eat In and Save” Food Columnist Marialisa Calta, United Media Syndicate
"delicious meatless recipes...inexpensive and easy meals."
—National Examiner
“Simple versions of comfort classics and familiar ethnic dishes should appeal to busy students who have little experience in the kitchen.”
"College Vegetarian Cooking is an easy-to-use masterpiece that we just can't get enough of."
—College Times
“an easy-to-follow cookbook that doesn’t require a ton of specialized culinary equipment or technique. ...If your scholar doesn’t do meat, have them pack College Vegetarian Cooking.”
—Energy Times
“dozens of delicious vegetarian recipes that you can easily prepare in your kitchen or dorm. ...helps even the most inexperienced cooks find their place in the kitchen. ...something for every occasion. ...Yum!”
—Justine Magazine
“Perfect for time- and money-strapped young adults. ...truly easy, fun, and delicious. Cookbooks aimed at young adults are nothing new, but this book’s format and tone are just right for the target audience, making it a good selection for almost any nonfiction collection.”
—VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates
“Whether you’re among the 20 percent of college students who consider themselves vegetarians or you’re looking for fast, budget-friendly, meat-free meals, the Carle sisters have delicious solutions.”
—Cookbook Digest

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