The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys

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Rodale Books, May 6, 2005 - Cooking - 224 pages
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The Imus Ranch ransports the reader to a unique place that the author and her husband, talk-show host Don Imus, created: a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch set in rolling hills and mesa country 50 miles east of Santa Fe. The children--who have cancer--visit the Imus Ranch and work alongside authentic western ranch hands, learning to ride horses and rope calves. The experience refuels their bodies and their spirits, and they leave stronger than when they came.

As Deirdre Imus explains: "We welcome kids who have known too much sickness and too much death, and we give them something they urgently need: a sense of independence and purpose through healthy, vigorous living."

Not only do the kids enjoy adventure at the ranch, but they learn from the Imuses that nutritious foods are fundamental to a happy, healthy life. Illustrated with full-color photographs that reflect the ranch's warmth and vitality, the book presents more than 125 vegetarian recipes that meet the true taste test: kids and cowboys love them! Readers will come away with a new appreciation of how important and how easy it is to incorporate healthier living into their everyday lives.

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Review: The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys

User Review  - Emily Crow - Goodreads

Checked this out from the library a while ago. As I recall, some nice recipes, but a bit more processed food than I care for in the ingredients. Read full review

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User Review  - Challis - Goodreads

if you can get past the snobbery, (seriously the first section about the cooks that have been fired is horrifying on her part)interesting book and the recipes look great. Read full review


its all about the kitchen
a day at the ranch
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DEIRDRE IMUS, co-founder of the Imus Ranch, is founder of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology at Hackensack University Medical Center, the first hospital-based program whose mission is to identify, control, and ultimately prevent environmental factors that cause cancer. She lives in Manhattan, Connecticut, and New Mexico.

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