Written by Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease ($14.99, 305 pp) details a comprehensive, easy-to-follow program about: the early signs of heart attack, the link between blood sugar and heart disease, “good” and “bad” cholesterol and ways to fight heart disease naturally.
A Century of Flavor ($27.95, 127 pp), by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, captures 50 of the most scrumptious vanilla-inspired recipes. This hardcover book uses beautiful photos as well as useful cooking tips from the world’s most celebrated culinary masters. It also focuses on cooking techniques using flavor extracts such as chocolate, lemon and orange.
The Kardea Gourmet ($24.95, 232 pp), by Richard Collins, M.D. and Robert Leighton with Susan Bucklet, R.D., explores the Mediterranean diet, a heart-healthy “eating solution” that remedies common concerns such as elevated cholesterol, blood pressure and weight gain with various eating strategies and cooking techniques. The book includes recipes and explores themes including weight management, nutritional supplements and balancing the love of junky eating with heart-healthy eating.
Fresh from the Farm: Great Local Foods from New York State ($39.95, 272 pp) showcases New York State farms. Writer Nathalie Sann and photographer Susan Meisel show where to find the best produce, dairy, poultry, wine and much more, from Hudson Valley farmland, to the lush Catskills to the vineyards of Long Island.
World Food Café: Quick and Easy ($29.95, 208 pp), written by husband and wife team Chris and Carolyn Caldicott, is a vegetarian cookbook with over 100 different recipes from around the world. Recipes include “Pho Noodle Soup” from Vietnam, “Jeweled Aubergine” from Syria and “Crispy Rice Cakes” from Laos.
Juice.Blend.Taste ($26.00, 192 pp) by Cindy Palusamy contains over 150 beverage recipes including juices, smoothies, nut milks, iced tea, and more. These recipes are the result of a collaboration between the author, owner of The Juicery juice bar and over 60 experts in the nutrition and integrative medicine fields. This book also has a “Juicing and Blending 101” section for first-timers to make sure they have the equipment they need, as well as advice on how to select ingredients for specific taste profiles and health/nutritional needs. Recipes include Cool Cucumber Lime Smoothies, Iced Hibiscus Tea, Spicy Dandelion Pineapple Juice, and Sea Buckthorn Shots.