By Sonya Sargent

Photos by Ken Sargent

Hardcover | $29.95
ISBN 978-1-945551-42-0
ISBN 978-1-945551-43-7

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California Cosmic Consciousness Cooking

Bring a taste of Laurel Canyon sunshine and good vibes to your kitchen and around your dining table with The Laurel Canyon Vegetarian Cookbook, with over sixty mouthwatering, meatless recipes. Impress your family and friends with international favorites from around the world, as well as American comfort food classics. Easy to prepare step-by-step instructions, beautiful color photographs and natural, inexpensive ingredients you have in your pantry. The perfect gift for the cooks and chefs in your life. If vegetarian cooking can taste this good, why would anyone want to eat meat?

About the Author

Author Sonya Sargent is a self-taught chef. Her recipes have appeared on,,, and, among others. Her Savory Mushroom Tart recipe appeared on the Amy’s Organic Kitchen website, and her Passover Pizza recipe can be found under Festival Recipes on the Jewish Vegetarian Society U.K. website. She took third place honors in the 2010 Vegetarian Times magazine Reader Holiday Recipes Contest for her Danish Almond Streusel Cake recipe, which was described as “simple and delicious.” Also featured in Vegetarian Times magazine was her Asian Autumn Salad recipe. It was chosen number two in that issue’s “Fab 5” Recipes. Sonya is also an accomplished musician, singer, composer, performer, recording artist, and guitarist. Her CD recordings of her original music releases, titled, “Seven,” “Blue Eyes,” “Sonya,” “Sonoma,” “Christmas Doll,” “Sonya Live!,” and her latest, “Follow Your Dreams,” can be purchased through She has resided with her husband, Ken Sargent, in L.A.’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood for more than twenty-five years. During that time, she has been creating innovative recipes for her family, neighbors, and friends. She was inspired to write The Laurel Canyon Vegetarian Cookbook after seeing the 2009 film Julie and Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. At present, she is studying French cooking.