One of our family favorites is <i><a href="http://www.librarything.com/work/121466" target="_blank">Feeding the Whole Family</a></i> by Cynthia Lair. It's easy, kid-friendly, and I don't think the ingredients are hard to find if you have access to something like Whole Foods because of the variety of whole grains (and wg flours) and natural sweeteners. Unfortunately, there are no pictures or nutritional info, but the recipes are healthy (and delicious!). It's not completely vegan, but it is extfremely vegan-friendly. Out of dozens of recipes, only 4 have meat/fish, and almost all the rest are vegan (a few ask for butter - I sub EB). So many of its recipes have become family favorites. I've used the dessert section quite a bit - there are only about 8 recipes there, but until a few months ago, I didn't have other sources for natural desserts that I could feel good about feeding a toddler.<br><br>
Another great one is <i><a href="http://www.librarything.com/work/637356" target="_blank">The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook</a></i> by Cathe Olson. Again, it helps to have a health food store nearby. Some recipes are ovo-lacto, but the vast majority are vegan or have a vegan option. I love this one, but I don't use it much anymore because months ago, I forgot it on top of the toaster oven, and the binding melted. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> (I must learn if it can be mixed or buy a new copy.) There are so many recipes I love from this book - one I always keep on hand pre-mixed is the multigrain pancake & waffle mix.<br><br>
Those are my votes for vegan recipes that would probably go over well with most toddlers. I have a bunch of vegan family cookbooks, but I haven't delved into them enough to give a solid recommendation. A few of them used too many processed foods (soy fake "meat," white flour, etc.) for me to get much use out of them.<br><br>
Anyway, if you're looking for a very comprehensive vegan cookbook, <i><a href="http://www.librarything.com/work/53764" target="_blank">Vegan Planet</a></i> is enormous and the recipes look really good (but I only got it recently so haven't tried it).
I just got the book "Everyday Vegan" and I really like it so far.<br><br>
Oh, and I also like "Feeding the Whole Family" by Lair.<br><br>
We aren't actually vegan here (yet anyway - DH likes meat) but I can't eat dairy or eggs. We also can't have glutens so "Everyday Vegan" seems to have a lot of whole food, yummy stuff that I can eat!
^ I adore Dreena Burtons books! I use Everyday Vegan & Vive la Vegan every week for reference. They are full of simple delicious whole food vegan meals.<br><br>
If you're looking for something more "americana" <a href="http://www.govegan.net/frameset.htm" target="_blank">Sarah Kramers' How It All Vegan?</a> is a great one. Easy chreese! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
My absolute favorite is Vegan w/ a Vengeance. Thank God this was the first Vegan cookbook we happened to get from the library - all the recipes are great and very flavorful. My other favorites are Vegan Planet and The Peaceful Palate. I haven't run across anything that has been difficult to cook, although some are more time consuming than my processed food days <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
I think Vegan Planet (Robin Robertson) is very straightforward. I was impressed by how few steps most of the recipes entail. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Another easy one is "20 minutes to Dinner", Bryanna Clark Grogan