My name is Elyse and I wrote a cookbook called Veggie Teens: A Cookbook and Guide for Vegetarian Teenagers. It’s for teenage vegetarians, teenagers interested in becoming vegetarian, vegetarians of any age, and anybody else who loves to cook and eat great plant-based foods.
I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 12 years old. I decided to write this cookbook for a school project called “Project Imagine.” My dad is a chef and my mom is a doctor so a vegetarian cookbook seemed like the perfect idea. From the moment I started, I knew this would be more than a school project because there had to be thousands of teenagers out there just like me. Just because we don't like to eat animals, doesn't mean we don't like to eat!
I'm 17 now, and still a vegetarian because I learned how to make and eat plant-based foods that I love. Please share your comments and ideas - just post them in this blog. You can also buy your own copy of Veggie Teens here: lay-flat spiral bound for $17.95 - on sale now for $14.95 or E-book for 12.95 (will be delivered to your email box now)!