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New Arrivals - Cooking, homemaking, and family
"Classic American meals just became healthier and more delicious with Laura Theodore's vegan twist on traditional family fare. With more than 150 quick-to-prepare and gourmet-style dishes, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics features Laura's original creations, such as vegan shish kebabs and cauliflower steaks with sweet pepper sauce, and other spins on time-honored favorites, such as spaghetti and "wheatballs" and decadent chocolate-ganache cake. Filled with easy-to-follow crowd-pleasing recipes, this cookbook will make nutritionally dense and plant-based dishes your new family favorites. Fun and simple to incorporate into anyone's lifestyle, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics provides 10 wholesome full-menu plans for everything from weekday meals to special celebrations such as parties and holiday dinners. Laura even includes suggestions on how to present appetizing, plant-based meals in unique and festive ways, with her "Jazzy Music Pick" for each menu to help set the mood. Written for everyone-from seasoned vegans looking for innovative new dishes, to casual home cooks interested in adding one or two plant-based meals a week to their repertoire-Jazzy Vegetarian Classics includes guides to the basics of vegan cooking coupled with a glossary of common ingredients. Laura also provides simple instructions on how to use a variety of substitutes for "veganizing" timeless main dishes, desserts, soups, salads, and so much more. Put on some good music and embrace a healthy, delicious, and jazzy lifestyle! "-- Provided by publisher.
Reinventing the traditional vegetarian repertoire, the author of the Moosewood Cookbook presents 250 recipes for simple and healthful dishes that celebrate vegetables in all their glory and juxtapose colors and textures to make weeknight dinners fresh and exciting.
"A cookbook showcasing the luscious flavor of peaches in 50 sweet and savory dishes, drawing on the life stories and experiences of America's foremost peach farming family"-- Provided by publisher.
"World-renowned raw food chefs Matt and Janabai Amsden have been at the center of Los Angeles' vibrant health food community for more than a decade. Through their cafe, Euphoria Loves RAWvolution (ELR), they help to nourish bodies, minds, and souls through endless bowls of Superfood Soup, progressive ideas, and community. ELR has become a guiding light in the pure food revolution, a place where people come together, learn from one another, and build relationships around health, consciousness, responsibility, compassion, and joy - all while eating delicious, unprocessed food. With The RAWvolution Continues Matt and Janabai welcome home chefs everywhere to this wholesome, healthful feast. Fearturing more than 150 mouthwatering recipes for shakes, drinks, elixirs, appetizers, soups, entrees, and desserts, The RAWvolution Continues guides you ghtough simple steps to creating fare that is truly natural and truly delicious"--dust jacket.
"A history of Britain told through the story of one very special pub, from "The Beer Drinker's Bill Bryson" (Times Literary Supplement) Welcome to the George Inn near London Bridge; a cosy, wood-panelled, galleried coaching house a few minutes' walk from the Thames. Grab yourself a pint, listen to the chatter of the locals and lean back, resting your head against the wall. And then consider this: who else has rested their head against that wall, over the last six hundred years? Chaucer and his fellow pilgrims almost certainly drank in the George on their way out of London to Canterbury. It's fair to say that Shakespeare popped in from the nearby Globe for a pint, and we know that Dickens certainly did. Mail carriers changed their horses here, before heading to all four corners of Britain--while sailors drank here before visiting all four corners of the world. The pub, as Pete Brown points out, is the 'primordial cell of British life' and in the George he has found the perfect example. All life is here, from murderers, highwaymen, and ladies of the night to gossiping peddlers and hard-working clerks. So sit back with Shakepeare's Pub and watch as buildings rise and fall over the centuries, and 'the beer drinker's Bill Bryson' (UK's Times Literary Supplement) takes us on an entertaining tour through six centuries of history, through the stories of everyone that ever drank in one pub"-- Provided by publisher.
"Here is your complete guide to homemade vegan pie! First, you'll master your crust, be it flaky, nutty, cookie-based, vegetable-based, or gluten-free. You'll learn to make and roll the dough. Then, you'll craft your filling, finish your pie, decorate it, and make a homemade topping. (Vegan whipped cream, anyone?) Whether you're looking for a filling meal--such as Mushroom-Polenta Pie or Cornish Pasties--or a dessert pie beyond compare--such as Pumpkin Pie or Butterscotch Pudding Pie--Pies and Tarts With Heart has a lovingly crafted pie for you. And with gluten-free and raw options, you'll be sure to find the perfect pie for your family's needs"-- Provided by publisher.
"Beyond bacon pays homage to the humble hog by teaching you how to make more than one hundred delicious paleo recipes featuring cuts from the entire animal. There are photos for each recipe. Recreates dishes perfected generations ago in a healthy way.--From back cover.
"Snacks takes you through the grocery store aisle by aisle. Unexpected recipes pop up, guiding you about what's best to put in your cart. From why you should take a bath with your strawberries to what the colored plastic tabs on your bread tell you, Marcy's insider insights will take your culinary passion from a simmer to a boil"--P.  of cover.
"Each recipe also does double or even triple duty, being suitable for healing multiple ailments. Sample meal plans for almost 100 ailments: For each of common ailments, from acne to cataracts to kidney disease, a complete daily meal plan using recipes from the book shows readers how to combine all the healing foods into an easy-to-follow sample meal plan. There is also tips on making the most of healing foods: An A-Z summary of healing foods gives buying and storing tips for the almost 100 healing foods, plus information on how to cook them to best preserve their nutrients. For instance, eating apricots raw gives you the most vitamin C but cooked apricots deliver more beta carotene"-- Provided by publisher.
The authors show how to tune into your family's unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, stuff, information, and people that truly merit space in your life. The book begins by showing the value of a minimalist approach, then leads parents through practical strategies for managing time, de-cluttering the home space, simplifying mealtimes, and streamlining recreation.
Do you get confused while poring over labels at the grocery store, trying to determine the healthiest options? What makes one box of cereal better for you than another, and how are we supposed to decipher the extensive lists of mysterious ingredients on every package, and then determine whether they are safe or toxic to your family's health? With nearly 40,000 items populating the average supermarket today, the Rich Food Poor Food - Grocery Purchasing System (GPS), is a unique guide that steers the consumer through the grocery store aisles, directing them to health enhancing Rich Food options while avoiding health detracting Poor Food ones.
"Expert to the stars Scott-Vincent Borba shares his philosophy that outer beauty often begins on the inside: When you feed your skin what it needs on the inside, you banish problem areas and regenerate healthier, younger-looking skin. From years battling cystic acne and helping Hollywood's elite red-carpet ready, Borba reveals the most powerful anti-aging foods for glowing skin, serving up skin-friendly recipes plus make-it-yourself facials and scrubs from items you probably already have in your fridge or pantry" -- Provided by publisher.
Here's everything you need to know about how to blow dry your hair the right way, time your trims, choose the right bang, get the most flattering cut for your hair type and texture, look good when you're pressed for time, and so much more. Offers tips and techniques to find unique personal beauty.
Contains more than 200 recipes formulated for the home cook to reproduce favorite dishes from a variety of American restaurants.
A cookbook for hunters, fishermen, and home chefs. The author shares recipes, skills, and stories from his "Wild chef" column in Field & stream magazine. Learn how to butcher and clean the harvest, forage wild sides, and prepare wild game and fish in camp.
Shares recipes for making soups, bisques, chowders, purees, and stocks, and offers techniques for prepping ingredients, using flavor enhancers, and selecting the right utensils.
"More than 125 recipes, each accompanied with a vibrant photo and detailed macronutrient calculations. Categorized by Breakfasts, Meat and main dishes, Sides and salads, Snacks and sweets, and the Basics, such as bread, sauces, and dressings, all recipes are no-or low-sugar, grain-free, gluten- free, dairy-optional, and embrace healthy primal/paleo good fats"--Page 4 of cover.
"... with more than 100 heritage and contemporay recipes, is a celebration of the eclectic and inventive culinary spirit of post-Katrina New Orleans, including contributions from such legendary restaurants as Brigtsen's, Upperline, and Commander's Palace, plus original recipes from renowned chefs and Treme guest stars"--From publisher description.
A humorous and revealing account from inside the ultimate boys' club as one female cook transforms the frat food experience and serves up generous helpings of honest advice and observations, finding herself transformed in the process.
Offers two hundred more gluten-free recipes for everything from family classics to restaurant favorites to everyday foods.
This book is designed for urban dwellers who may want to take on certain aspects of self-sufficient living as well as those wanting to live off-grid in the countryside.