Autism Cookbook Recipes – 290 pages of recipes!

Well-designed recipes are the key to our students’ cooking success. Everything is set out in small steps and simple language. Nothing is left to guesswork. Now you can share this success in your own home or school using our Coach in the Kitchen cookbook.

Our recipes suit the eating habits and enhance the health of students in our cooking school for adults and teens on the autism spectrum. Most people (with or without autism) don’t eat enough fruits, vegetables or whole grains. We’ve successfully addressed this in our cooking school by presenting recipes that blend whole grains with refined grains in baked goods, so that fibre is present without neglecting texture or flavour. We’ve also found that fruits and vegetables previously shunned are accepted when garnished with appealing sauces or baked in desserts.

Recognizing that people on the autism spectrum often have highly idiosyncratic eating habits, the 290 pages of recipes in our cookbook include a wide range of foods. There’s something here for everyone—for those who love pasta, or breaded foods, or cheese, pizza, chicken, sausage or rice; for those who like baked goods or who only eat gluten-free or casein-free food, or GFCF. We’ve covered all bases in the consumption tendencies of ASD, but done so without compromising nutrition.

What recipes are included in The Coach in the Kitchen?

Some main dishes are…

  • Spaghetti with Sausage Tomato Sauce
  • Oven BBQ’d Chicken
  • Fusilli, Cheese, Tomato Casserole
  • Mini Pizzas
  • Pork Parmigiana
  • Spanish Rice
  • Oriental Meatballs
  • Seasoned Chicken Burgers
  • Potato, Sausage, Cheese Casserole
  • Fish with Tortilla Chip Coating

Some main dishes (continued)…

  • Baked Stuffed Potatoes
  • Chicken in Peanut Sauce
  • Chinese Beef Burgers
  • Pizza Pockets
  • Basa with Mozzarella Topping
  • Crispy Baked Chicken
  • Scallops Oriental
  • Rotini with Hummus Sauce
  • Ground Turkey Meatloaf
  • …and more

Some soups, salads, and sides are…

  • Caesar Salad Vinaigrette
  • Broccoli with Parmesan Topping
  • Ginger Carrots
  • Asparagus with Molasses-Garlic Sauce
  • Green Beans Almondine
  • Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame
  • Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts
  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Arugula and Leaf Lettuce Salad
  • Broccoli with Toasted Pine Nuts and Cranberries
  • Asparagus with Caesar Sauce
  • …and more

Some bakes goods and dessert are…

  • Apple Pear Crumble
  • Pumpkin Spice Muffins
  • Strawberry Bread Pudding
  • Poppy-Seed Lemon-Glazed Muffins
  • Bumbleberry Squares
  • Honeydew Melon with Cherry Berry Sauce
  • Molasses Cornmeal Cake
  • Creamy Fruit Salad
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Cornmeal Raspberry Muffins
  • … and more