Clara's Cookbook: Recipes That Reflect a Love and Respect for Animals
This cookbook is full of yummy recipes - all the things I like to eat, and nothing I don't. There's a taste of everything - mexican, indian, turkish...puddings, dinners and dippy things. Your mum will also be happy with these recipes, because they have lots of the best sorts of foods in them.
My recipe book is for people who have ever thought about eating less (or no) meat, but were worried the family wouldn't like it...or that kids can't be vegetarians.
I love animals and I don't think we should kill animals to make our food. You can still lead a very happy life without killing animals but some people worry about not getting enough iron, or that meals without meat won't be delicious.
When I first became a vegetarian, I wrote to the Prime Minister to ask him to change the law to stop animals being killed for food. He did write back to me, but nothing changed. Mum said that people would have to change what they think about killing animals before the government would change a law like that. So when I was six I decided to write a recipe book with delicious, healthy, easy dinners and puddings in it so that people would see that you can be healthy and happy without eating meat.
I started off doing collages of the pages, and getting mum to type up all the recipes. It has taken me four years to finish the collages, and for us to get the book ready to be published, but now it's done!
Winner Best Children's Cookbook in the World at the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards 2016
Clara is 10 years old and lives in Muriwai, Auckland. She loves art, Nanny Piggins books, riding horses, and all animals. She started making her recipe book when she was 6, and chose all the recipes and created all of the artwork in this book.
Cowboy's Green and Red Soup; Leek and Potato Soup; Dips; Crunchy Almond Rissoles; Butter Chickpea; Kids Spicy Dahl; Mexican Pizza; Mexican Salad; Saucy Nutballs; Seedy Salad; Turkish Felafel; Chickpea and Haloumi Yum; Stuffed Potatoes; Cooking Beans, Rice and Grains; Berry Nice Cream; Pink Pudding; Smooothies; Gingerbread; Tree of Life (advice for worried parents); Stop animal cruelty (Clara's Thoughts)