by Anne and Freya Dinshah

recipes for relationships


Kids! Teach Yourself to Cook

• Make healthy snacks and meals
• Safely use knives, stove, oven, blender
• Learn easy cleanup techniques
• Earn certificates of accomplishment
• Have fun!

Makes a great gift for Christmas, summer vacation, birthdays, or any day of the year!

“Kids think of cooking as what parents do. This book can open an exciting new window. Cooking is a fun at-home activity. I really got into it!” - Emily Mingin who did the whole book the summer she was 10

"This book makes me wish I were a kid again! With Apples, Bean Dip, and Carrot Cake, Anne and Freya Dinshah open the culinary doors to healthy eating for do-it-yourself children. A well-planned four-stage educational journey, this cookbook teaches and feeds on many levels – head, hands, heart, tummy, and funny bone. There is no more powerful way to ensure a positive future for humanity and our world than teaching our children to prepare and appreciate healthy, compassionate, and creative meals and snacks. This book does it all, with wit and lavish instructional images—most highly recommended.” ¬¬-Will Tuttle, Ph.D., author, #1 Amazon best-seller, The World Peace Diet

about the authors

Anne Dinshah invited 26 children to learn and create techniques for this book. She enjoyed developing kid-friendly language with them, photographing their efforts, and sharing the tasting tasks. Anne has a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame and a master of education from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a rowing coach by profession which often requires travel, but she officially resides in a stone and timber-frame writer’s cabin she built with the help of many friends in western New York. Anne credits her mother Freya for instilling in her a love of cooking and her father Jay for a love of eating delicious homemade food. Her son Clint makes cameo appearances in this book and loves to scrub potatoes. Email Anne

Freya Dinshah provided the concept for the book, supplied the majority of the recipes, and guided the project. For several years she has volunteered at the Newfield Terrace Community Action Organization after-school program. Freya is currently serving as nutrition educator and teaches basic cooking skills to children ages 6 to 18. She has been a key organizer for local and national events to encourage compassionate, healthful living. Freya has taught cooking classes to people of all ages for over 40 years. Freya resides in southern New Jersey where she works full-time for a nonprofit organization. She feels fortunate to live in an area where local produce is abundant. She has two adult children, Daniel and Anne, who both learned to cook under her guidance.



“You owe it to yourself to get this book. And you owe it to Anne, who tirelessly dated countless nonvegan men and interrogated them to bring you this comprehensive report on the intersection of love, ethics, and food. Dating Vegans is for everyone who has dated a vegan or a nonvegan, or who might someday consider dating another human being of any kind.” ~Vance Lehmkuhl, Philadelphia Daily News “V for Veg” columnist

“I loved the concept and I love the book. It combines two of life’s great adventures: exploring vegan food and exploring new relationships. Tasteful in every sense of the word, yet with a dash of mischievousness, this book has something for everyone with an open mind and an open heart.” ~Jonathan Balcombe, author of Pleasurable Kingdom and The Exultant Ark



Anne will be attending the International Vegetarian Congress & Festival in San Francisco Oct 7-9 and the IVU/Healthy Lifestyle Expo in Los Angeles Oct 11-14

Booksignings at the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival Oct 27-28 and NY Capitol Region Vegetarian Expo Nov 17

Appearances Archive

other books by the author


Healthy Hearty Helpings For vegan survival at college, hearty eaters, and people who don't like to cook but love to eat. Nearly 100 very simple recipes. 1999, 128pp, 6x9" Otabind lie-flat. $8.95.

The 4 Ingredient Vegan: Easy, Quick, and Delicious Maximum flavor with just 4 ingredients! When you're pressed for time, make scrumptious entrees, salads, soups, side dishes, beverages, and desserts. Co-authors Maribeth Abrams and Anne Dinshah share their secrets for creating great meals, simply and easily, with creative combinations of beans, grains, veggies, and fruit. 2010, 159pp, 8x9¼” $14.95.


Single copy, autographed by the author. $12.95 free shipping by media mail.

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