With the holiday season upon us, we’re so excited to share with you – our Youth On Their Own Family – our very first YOTO Family Cookbook!

This book is truly a labor of love and is filled with recipes contributed by YOTO staff, volunteers, board members, and supporters. You’ll find a variety of dishes from go-to comfort foods like quick and easy meat balls and honey sesame chicken to international favorites like lumpia (Philippines), gallina pinta (Sonora, Mexico), calypso rice (Trinidad), and white bean shakshuka (North Africa and the Middle East). Many recipes are quick, easy and require only a few ingredients, while others are a bit more ingredient or time-intensive but definitely worth it! We’ve even included a healthy mix of vegetarian and vegan recipes to boot!

We’ve already shared this cookbook with YOTO students and school liaisons, hoping they dive in and try some recipes over the holiday break, and we encourage you to do the same! If you make any recipes from the YOTO Family Cookbook, please feel free to email your pictures or feedback to us at [email protected] or share with us on social media (@youthontheirown on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).

Happy cooking!

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