12-Year-Old Entrepreneur Turned TV Chef Omari McQueen Launches Vegan Cookbook The cookbook features a host of plant-based recipes, as well as McQueen's 'top tips' - Media Credit: Instagram

12-Year-Old Entrepreneur Turned TV Chef Omari McQueen Launches Vegan Cookbook

'I did this to show the world that vegan meals can be as delicious if not more than any meal without using animal products'

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Entrepreneur turned celebrity TV chef Omari McQueen has released his vegan cookbook. 

The 12-year-old, who is the founder and CEO of plant-based restaurant Dipalicious, made the announcement on Instagram.

‘Anything is possible’

McQueen describes the book as a ‘huge accomplishment’ as he believes it achieves his mission ‘to bring people together through food without harming animals’.

“But I’m also proving to myself and others that anything is possible,” he told his followers.

“I was labelled as dyslexic and told that I wasn’t bright enough to do my SATs. My mum wasn’t having that [so] she registered me as homeschooled and we went hard because she believed in me. 

“Now look, I’m the author of my own cookbook Omari McQueen Best Bites. It took a lot of hard work, grammar and spellchecks. I have my own show on CBBC; I have been acknowledged around the world and supported by all you amazing people.”

‘Vegan meals can be delicious’

McQueen then added: “I did it and I did it for us all. We can be anything that we want to be. I did this to show the world that vegan meals can be as delicious if not more than any meal without using animal products.

“As my great-grandad would say: ‘clean heart, clean mind, clean soul, stay humble’.”

McQueen’s vegan cookbook

Omari McQueen Best Bites is loaded with McQueen’s ‘top tips’ and ‘essential ingredients’ list. He also answers the question: “What does it mean to be vegan?”

The book features a host plant-based dishes such as Jamacian Patties, Brow Jackfruit Stew, Zingy Beetroot Salad, and Rocky Roads.

You can order the cookbook here

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