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Cooking by Color: Recipes for Independence

Cooking by Color Recpies for Independence

Product: Cooking by Color: Recipes for Independence


by Joan Guthrie Medlen, MEd, RD
Illustrations by Julie Felton
and Featuring photos from Visual Foods Photo CD from Silverlining Multimedia

ISBN: 978-0-978-6118-1-1

Price: $27.95 On Sale! $23.95
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Cooking by Color is not just a cookbook. It’s a method. Using color coding, universal design for learning, and plain language, the information in this book is presented to set every cook up for a successful experience in the kitchen.

Originally designed for teens and adults with disabilities, the system is useful to many others including college students, novice cooks, or anyone eager to take charge of their cooking and menu planning. Cooking by Color has been tested by a cadre of teens and adults. Let Cooking by Color simplify your life and revolutionize your kitchen experience.

Tuna Salad Recipe from Cooking by Color: Recipes for Indpendence


The CBC System consists of:

  • Color coding for measuring tools.
  • Color coding for cutting boards.
  • Easy-to-understand instructions in list order.
  • Visual cues for balancing meals.
  • Tips for success in the kitchen.

The CBC system is perfect for setting new cooks up for success.

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One aspect I really like about "Cooking by Color: Recipes for Independence" is the recipe portions are for 1 or 2, rather than 4 or 6! It really makes a difference. It can be hard for my daughter to portion out the meal, especially if it's a favorite. It's so easy to eat it all. This makes it much easier for her. I also appreciate your use of literacy principles in the design of recipe. This, too, makes a huge difference for her.
Tena Benson, RN, MPH. Coordinator of the Fitness Across the Life Span Project, Cincinnati Childrens Medical Center, Past coordinator of the Adult Down Syndrome and Spina Bifida Clinic, and proud Mother of a young adult with ID/DD.