Cookbook

Geared to kids, the fun snacks, drinks, salads, and meals in this colorfully photographed book include Strawberry Salsa, Honey Mint Lemonade, Carrot Noodle Salad, Pesto Pepper Pizza, and Peanut Butter Coconut Balls. Includes tips for color-themed parties (all red food, anyone?), an illustrated utensil and technique guide, and step-by-step visual cooking instructions.
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The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple to Make Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419718861
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2016

You'll go crazy for quinoa, or just head-over-heels for the heavenly recipes in this cookbook, whether you use this super duper superfood toasted, cooked, or ground into flour. Did you know, due to the high protein content and unique amino acid composition in quinoa, it's the perfect nourishment for humans on long-term space missions, according to NASA? In this book, you'll find a sprinkling of such tidbits about the ancient seed, as well as information on its history, how to use it, and how to prepare it. Each recipe comes with its own lush photograph, enticing the reader to whip out those pots, pans, or bowls and start mixing. Want a taste? Let's start with a Quinoa Smoothie or waffles for breakfast. For lunch, a Red Quinoa Veggie Salad with Avocado Dressing. Snack time? There's everything from Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Candy Bites to Trail Mix Balls. And for dinner? How about quinoa "Fried Rice" or enchaladas. Let's not forget dessert! Mango Quinoa Brownies, anyone? Or Gingerbread Snickerdoodles? My taste buds are going crazy just thinking about these concoctions. Yours will too, when you see the photos. Bon appétit!
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Quinoa Crazy: The Gluten-Free Superfood Cookbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939629685
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Published: Familius - May 12th, 2015

Okay, so maybe you're not into rabbit food. You can't give up cheese. Tofu has no taste, "fake" foods freak you out, you scream for ice cream, and vegan cooking?—bleh, too hard. Oh, and by the way, where's the beef??? If your thoughts churn in this direction, you're not alone. But…if someone secretly prepared one of the tastealicious recipes from this book, and you ate it, chances are you'd feel a whole lot different about vegan food. Kristy Turner, food stylist behind the vegan blog "Keepin' It Kind," puts all of your anti-vegan excuses to rest in this flavor-packed, informative cookbook loaded with photos that will have you begging for more. From pizza to meatloaf to onion rings to sloppy joes, cheesy dishes, scrumptious salads, and desserts to die for, this gal knows how to mix the right ingredients that will have your taste buds doing the bossa-nova.

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But I Could Never Go Vegan!: 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live Without Cheese, It's Not All Rabbit Food, and Your Friends Will Still Come Over fo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781615192106
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Published: Experiment - December 2nd, 2014

Are you following a Paleo diet? Or have you eliminated grains for health reasons? If so, you might be missing the taste of bread and scones and muffins and cinnamon rolls and waffles and, oh yeah, Chicago deep-dish pizza—remember that? Well, now you can have your pie and eat it too. Brittany Angell is truly an angel, mixing up over 150 mouthwatering gluten- and grain-free recipes and sharing them in one book. You'll salivate over the photos alone. From classic breads to breakfast loafs, pastries to biscuits, burger buns to taco shells, crackers to pretzels, you'll find them all in Every Last Crumb. And don't forget the pizza, calzones, and bagels! For low-carb diets, you'll find options like Honey "Wheat" Bread made from—get this—almond butter instead of flour. Also on hand: recipes made without eggs, nuts, or yeast. Got a sweet tooth? You won't feel deprived when you bite into PMS Brownies, Candied Bacon (what?) and everybody's favorite: chocolate chip cookies. She also includes a chapter on condiments for the allergy-prone, and an introductory lesson on baking. If you or someone you know cooks the Paleo way, this book makes an ideal gift. Even non-Paleo folks will relish the tasty treats.

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Every Last Crumb: Paleo Bread and Beyond Cover Image
By Brittany Angell, Diane Sanfilippo (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781628600469
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Published: Victory Belt Publishing - December 9th, 2014

Amadea’s books provide reliable recipes plus fascinating discussions of foods in terms of Ayurvedic principles. Having begun life as an ordinary American, she writes with empathy for the modern Westerner adopting a completely foreign, comprehensive and complex approach to diet and nutrition. Very helpful.

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The Ayurvedic Cookbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780914955061
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Published: Lotus Press (WI) - June 1st, 1990

You may have seen the documentary Forks over Knives, where medical experts and researchers made the case that modern diseases can be prevented and often reversed by eating a whole-food, plant-based diet that minimizes or eliminates meat, dairy, eggs, and refined oils and sugar. Maybe you want to make the transition to a plant-based diet yourself for health or other reasons, but don't know how. This book offers an easy-to-follow plan. Over four weeks you'll learn what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, how to stock the fridge, plan meals, combat cravings, and snack healthy. By building your plate around starch-based foods and fruit, complimented by vegetables, you won't go hungry. By eating to satiation, you'll get superior nutrition. You'll learn to shop economically. You'll find out how much protein and calcium you need and how to get it. With 100 recipes, color photos, and personal stories from those who have made the switch, this book is, according to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, "the prescription you need to live a long, healthy life."

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The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476753294
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Published: Touchstone Books - September 16th, 2014

Are you a flexitarian, eating vegetarian fare most of the time but enjoying your meat on the side? Maybe you're starting to venture into the vegetarian pool, dipping a spoon in, and wanting ideas for easy nourishment. How about a smoothie? It's a meal (or treat) in a glass. And I'll wager that the recipes in this book will satisfy any taste bud. To start the day the selections vary: smoothies blended with fruit, peanut butter and vanilla, or with bananas, oats and flaxseed, to name a few. You'll find energizing smoothies and green smoothies, and a chapter on post-workout concoctions featuring protein boosts from seeds, powders, and coconut water. For the dessert lover… smoothies made to taste like Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Joys, Strawberry Shortcake, Iced Mocha, and Pumpkin Pie. The author also includes recipes for fruit and vegetable juices, and tips for choosing a juicer and blender. Fast, scrumptious, and a good boost for the immune system, smoothies are a nutritious addition to any diet.
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Part-Time Vegetarian Smoothies and Juices: Boost Your Immune System and Increase Your Energy with a Flexitarian Diet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604334630
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Published: Cider Mill Press - July 22nd, 2014

This is a cookbook to be savored, with luscious images of dishes prepared, and places visited, during Chris Caldicott's ten years of traveling the world as a photojournalist. The recipes included in this hardback volume are ones that he and his wife collected from people they met along the way: on the street, in homes, in jungles and deserts, and on mountains. All 200-plus recipes were tested to be easy to prepare at home, and some were adapted, replacing meat with vegetarian versions. For armchair travelers, globetrotting cooks, or anyone who wants to serve exotic meals and learn about the culture behind the food.
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World Food Cafe Vegetarian Bible: Over 200 Recipes from Around the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780711234642
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Published: Frances Lincoln - January 2nd, 2014

“Fast, fresh and fabulously modern,” the recipes in this book from Australia offer unique, tantalizing suggestions for what to do with familiar and unfamiliar produce. And not too many recipes either. Each of the 90 entries, covering an encyclopedic range of vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts, includes one recipe for preserving it and one or two recipes for cooking it right now. They represent global cuisine, from classics (e.g., Baklava) to the unconventional (Bay-infused vodka?!), from curries to quick breads. The growing information is general, but can, like the recipes, “rekindle the thrill of a home harvest.”
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Grow Harvest Cook: 280 Recipes from the Ground Up Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781742706085
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Published: Hardie Grant Books - March 4th, 2014