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Today is World Vegetarian Day! The day was originated by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978. It serves as a day to celebrate healthy eating and the vegetarian lifestyle alongside raising awareness on this social and heath issue. The Burlington County Library System has a vast collection of cookbooks, nutrition guides, and children's books on living the vegetable life!


T is for Terrible
Peter McCarty

A tyrannosaurus rex explains that he cannot help it that he is enormous and hungry and is not a vegetarian.


Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe
Brian Moses

The vegetarian dinosaurs are enjoying their plant meals at the Dinosaur Cafe until ravenous Tyrannosaurus stomps in looking for meaty dinosaur stew.



The $5 a meal college college vegetarian cookbook:
good, cheap vegetarian recipes for when you need to eat

Nicole Cormier

Tired of your dining hall's sorry excuse for a vegetarian meal? Can't afford to spend all your money on mediocre takeout? Well, now you can enjoy hundreds of delicious, meat-free dishes that will not only satisfy your cravings but your wallet, too! The $5 a Meal College Vegetarian Cookbook makes it easy to create satisfying vegetarian dishes you'll actually want to eat. Featuring simple instructions and more than 300 tasty recipes, this book provides you with a variety of meat-free meals that will keep you full throughout the day. Best of all, each dish will only cost you no more than $5, so you'll never have to worry about breaking the bank when you create soon-to-be favorites, such as: Potato poblano breakfast burritos Avocado and shiitake pot stickers Hearty mexican taco salad Quinoa and hummus sandwich wrap Easy eggplant parmigiana Chocolate mocha ice cream Whether you need an energy-boosting breakfast, a cram-session snack, or a date-night entree, you will get the most out of your meals--and budget--with The $5 a Meal College Vegetarian Cookbook .

Vegetarian Food for Kids
Laura Washburn

It can be challenging to create nutritious family meals that appeal to everyone at the table, especially if one or more members of the family are vegetarian. Here you'll find plenty of ideas for quick and easy meat-free meals along with advice to help you ensure that young vegetarians get all the nutrients they need while tucking into great-tasting food. More than 60 great ideas for meat-free food for kids “ from lunchboxes and snacks to meals the whole family can enjoy. Best-selling author Laura Washburn "s recipes reflect the way families really eat “ they are flexible, adaptable and designed to make wholesome food more attractive to children. Superb photographs by acclaimed photographer Kate Whitaker.

The Vegucation of Robin: how real food saved my life
Robin Quivers

Howard Stern's celebrated sidekick, Robin Quivers presents her vegan cookbook and manifesto with more than 90 healthy recipes for the home cook. Known for her levelheaded, deadpan comebacks to Howard Stern's often outrageous banter, Robin Quivers is a force of nature. Yet few people know about her struggles with food--especially the high-fat, high-sugar, high-cholesterol, highly addictive foods that doomed many of her relatives to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sick and tired of being sick and tired, she knew it was time to stop her slow slide into bad health. Quivers took a stand in her personal nutrition battle and emerged victorious thanks to a plant-based diet. On her sometimes rocky, though endearingly hysterical, path to newfound health, Quivers discovered the power of the produce aisle in changing her body and her mindset.

Vegetables Rock!:
a complete guide for teenage vegetarians

Stephanie Pierson

Vegetarianism can help the environment, raise your consciousness, and make a cow very happy. But for teenage vegetarians--and perplexed parents--there seem to be more questions than answers: What can I eat? How do I know I'm getting enough protein and vitamins? What's a lacto-ovo? Does all veggie food taste like cardboard? Vegetables Rock! answers these questions and more on what going vegetarian is really all about, including-- How vegetarians help save the planet A primer on the history and values of vegetarianism, from veganism to macrobiotics The lowdown on foods containing hidden animal products Tips for braving the perils of cafeteria dining What to say to meat eaters who give you a hard time Survival strategies from successful vegetarian teens What to eat in restaurants, diners, and fast-food places Lists of veggie-friendly colleges, restaurants, websites, and mail-order sources 60 delicious recipes--all made with ingredients from your local supermarket!

The Young Vegetarian's Companion
Jan Parr

More and more people are becoming vegetarians, for a variety of ethical, religious, health, environmental, and lifestyle reasons. Jan Parr covers everything there is to know about the history of vegetarianism, the different reasons people have for going vegetarian, the benefits to the planet, and one's health. This book focuses on the health issues of younger vegetarians, emphasizing that not only will a vegetarian diet improve their health for today and for life, but it is also a positive way of being different.


Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!:
the story of Little Red Riding Hood as told by the wolf

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Was Cinderella annoyingly chatty? Was the Big Bad Wolf a victim of circumstance? Just because these classic stories are told from the protagonist's point of view doesn't mean the antagonists don't have their side of the story too. Make sure your readers have the whole story!


Hubert the Pudge: a vegetarian tale
Henrik Drescher

As one of many Pudgies awaiting their trip to the meat factory from the Pudge Processing Farm, little Hubert escapes to the jungle where the animals show him all the good foods he can eat and, as a result, he becomes the first Pudge to achieve full size since ancient times.


Indian Cooking Unfolded:
[a master class in Indian cooking, with 100 easy recipes using 10 ingredients or less]

Raghavan Iyer

Love Indian food but feel it's too daunting to recreate at home? Those complex authentic flavors! Those dozens of spice blends! The long prep time! Fear not. Award-winning cooking teacher Raghavan Iyer puts the breeze and ease into Indian cooking. Taking a heavily illustrated, step-by-step approach, he introduces cooks to one of the world's most popular cuisines. With his natural charm and enthusiasm, Raghavan begins each chapter by explaining the recipe choices, what techniques are included, and a suggested order in which to approach the recipes. The book's 100 authentic recipes use only ingredients readily available at the local supermarket. Taking into account time restraints, each dish can be quickly assembled and will give home cooks the confidence to create knockout Tandoori Chicken, Coconut Squash with Chiles, Turmeric Hash Browns, Saffron-Pistachio Ice Cream Bars, and Mango Bread Pudding with Chai Spices.

a flavor revolution, with 150 vibrant and original vegetarian recipes

Michael Natkin

Some of the most creative new minds in the kitchen and the most exhilarating new voices in food writing come from the world of blogs. Michael Natkin, creator of the wildly popular, indisputably fits both of those descriptions. In Herbivoracious: A Vegetarian Cookbook for People Who Love to Eat, Natkin offers up 150 exciting recipes (most of which have not appeared on his blog) notable both for their big, bold, bright flavors and for their beautiful looks on the plate, the latter apparent in more than 80 four-color photos that grace the book. This is sophisticated, grown-up meatless cooking, the kind you can serve to company-even when your guests are dedicated meat-eaters.

Simply Satisfying:
over 200 vegetarian recipes you'll want to make again and again

Jeanne Lemlin  -  Also available as an eBook!

Simply Satisfying is the cookbook for anyone who loves sophisticated food and hopes to forgo meat either permanently or just on occasion. Pioneering vegetarian cookbook author Jeanne Lemlin, who has been vegetarian since she was 15, comes back to her very first book Vegetarian Pleasures: A Menu Cookbook, originally published by Judith Jones at Knopf in 1986 to create this completely new edition. Lemlins recipes are for busy cooks who want delicious food from readily available ingredients and no-fuss prep methods. Fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans are the key components of these recipes, and they are transformed into meatless fare that appeals to vegetarians as well as dedicated carnivores. Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower and Jalapeos, Fragrant Vegetable Stew with Corn Dumplings, and Raspberry Almond Torte are just a few examples of Lemlins tantalizing recipes.

Let Them Eat Vegan!:
200 deliciously satisfying plant-powered recipes for the whole family

Dreena Burton

Vegan food has come a long way in the past decade. The once ubiquitous dry, packaged veggie burger is no longer the poster child for an animal-free diet. It has evolved into a creative, sophisticated cuisine touted by the likes of Food & Wine magazine. Long at the fore of vegan blogging and cooking, Dreena Burton has been known for making healthy taste delicious. Let Them Eat Vegan! distills more than fifteen years of recipe development that emphasize unrefined, less-processed ingredients--no white flour or white sugar, but instead whole-grain flours, natural sweeteners, raw foods, and plenty of beans 'n greens. There's no relying on meat analogues here, either--just hearty, healthy food that looks and tastes great.


Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon
Jules Bass

Follow the adventures of Herb and Meathook when the knights of Castle Dark decide that the time has come to rid their land of man-eating dragons!



Linus the Vegetarian T. Rex
Robert Neubecker

Ruth Ann MacKenzie, who loves natural history, eagerly enters a new museum exhibit called Cretaceous Surprises where she meets a most unusual Tyrannosaurus rex.



Forks Over Knives--the cookbook:
over 300 recipes for plant-based eating all through the year

Del Sroufe

A collection of over three hundred plant-based recipes with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes for basics, breakfasts, salads, soups, stir-fried grilled and mashed vegetables, great grains, beans, casseroles, and desserts.
The secret is out: if you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, and prevent (or even reverse!) chronic conditions, the right food is your best medicine. Cut out meat, dairy, and oils and see amazing results.

Grilling Vegan Style:
125 fired-up recipes to turn every bite into a backyard BBQ

John Schlimm

Jam-packed with more than 125 sizzling recipes to get your coals burning, Grilling Vegan Style goes way beyond bland soydogs and boring burgers, serving up everything from innovative backyard bites and new tailgating classics to flame-kissed picnic desserts and more-all animal-free When grill meets vegan, the flavors are sure to spark.

Fabulous Raw Food:
detox, lose weight, and feel great in just three weeks

Erica Palmcrantz Aziz

Three, seven-, and 21-day programs, each full of delicious recipes, give readers the opportunity to decide just how much change is right. Aziz emphasizes the importance of choosing organic ingredients that enable the body to cleanse itself and improve the earth's ecosystem.


Betty Goes Vegan:
500 classic recipes for the modern family

Annie Shannon

This must-have cookbook features recipes inspired by The Betty Crocker Cookbook , as well as hundreds of original, never-before-seen recipes sure to please even meat-eaters. It also offers insight into why Betty Crocker has been an icon in American cooking for so long-- and why she still represents a certain style of the modern super-woman nearly 100 years after we first met her. With new classics for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, including omelets, stews, casseroles, and brownies, BETTY GOES VEGAN is the essential handbook every vegan family needs.

Indian Vegetarian Feast:
[fresh, simple, healthy dishes for today's family]

Anjum Anand

With her genius for flavor, and India's long tradition of vegetarian cooking to draw upon, Anjum Anand has created a vibrant collection of recipes that belongs in every kitchen. She cooks up a feast of healthy, delicious dishes, from Spicy, Crisp Chickpea Pancakes for breakfast to Keralan Coconut Curry, Wild Mushroom Biryani, and the Best Ever Broiled Nan. Everything is mouthwatering and easy to make at home, from the most traditional street foods to Indian-spiced versions of Western favorites, like a veggie-friendly take on shepherd's pie. Whether you're a vegetarian or an omnivore, you'll find a dazzling array of meat-free options.

more than 200 of the very best vegetarian recipes

As inspiring as it is practical, Meatless features 200 recipes--each accompanied by a gorgeous photograph--for full-fledged vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. You'll find recipes for classics and new favorites, plus plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free options, too. More than just a cookbook, Meatless is also a roadmap to embracing a vegetable-based lifestyle. Here are dozens of versatile recipes that can be easily adapted, such as pizza with a variety of toppings, salads made from different whole grains, and pestos with unexpected flavors and ingredients. You'll also find advice on stocking your pantry with vegetarian essentials (dried beans, pasta, herbs and spices), a collection of basic recipes and techniques (vegetable stock, tomato sauce, polenta), and make-ahead flavor-boosters (caramelized onions, roasted peppers, and quick pickles). Comprehensive and indispensable, Meatless makes it easy to prepare flavor-packed dinners for any day, any occasion.