The Planet Organic Market Cookbook is the result of one woman's remarkable career in the development of an organic, natural food market chain that has spanned the country, and is still growing. "From the beginning," says Diane Shaskin, "the love of good, healthy food has brought people together at Planet Organic. As such, we have always shared favourite recipes in our stores...and since the only thing more inspiring than a great recipe is to taste something you can't wait to make, our popular in-store delis have generated countless requests for recipes from our customers...this book is my way of continuing this important tradition of sharing."
The recipes in the Planet Organic Market Cookbook have been gathered from staff, friends, customers and even from Shaskin's personal files. Included are International dishes such ad Mango Sesame Chicken, The Best Dal Ever and Gazpacho-style Tomato Basil Soup - recipes which Shaskin point out "make for interesting vegetarian cooking as well." Chapters include the 10 Best Tings to Eat on our Planet, the 5 Best Desserts, healthy recipes for children ("Feed Your Organic Sprouts") and include recipes for appetizers, salads and dressings, soups, meat dishes ("Our cows don't do drugs"), vegetarian main dishes, breakfasts, desserts and beverages. Additional information includes the top ten reasons to buy organic, cooking with beans and cooking with grains. Ingredients are available at most local natural foods supermarkets.
Planet Organic Markets can be found in Victoria and Port Coquitlam in BC, in north and south Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Port Credit and Toronto, Ontario and in Halifax, Nova Scotia.