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 started to write this cookbook for a school project called “Project Imagine” when I was in middle school. 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 22 now, healthy, and still a vegetarian because I learned how to make and eat plant-based foods that I love. I studied marine biology and science education in college. I got to do an internship at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska and worked at the World Wildlife Zoo and Aquarium in Phoenix. Now I'm a middle school science teacher!
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