Mollie Katzen’s Recipes Soups ($14.95, 120 pp), is a vegetarian guide for creating naturally healthful and innovative soups. The soups included in this recipe flipbook vary from wholesome to sophisticated to basic. Many of the soups (such as potato-leek, corn chowder and vichyssoise) include tasty combinations for meals all year round. Katzen’s recipes take classic soup recipes and enhance them with modern culinary sophistication.
Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round ($23.00, 237 pp) is a how-to guide for canning and preserving food. Author Marisa McClellan digs back to her roots when her mother first taught her how to can foods growing up in California and Oregon. McClellan says that canning not only delivers great flavors, but also joy and satisfaction throughout the year. In her book, one can read about the equipment and tools needed for canning, and the steps taken in preserving food ranging from jams to pickles and nut butters.
For those looking to use herbs for a healthier lifestyle, Rodale’s 21st-Century Herbal ($35.00, 498 pp) by Michael J. Balick, PhD., is an all-purpose guide into the traditional use of many of the most popular herbs as well as how to incorporate them into your daily life. The book covers topics like the global history of herbs, how they work in the body, and how to incorporate them practically into your lifestyle.This book also extends beyond health, with advice on using herbs for scenting, decorating, and cleaning.
Guy Gourmet: Great Chef’s Amazing Meals for a Lean and Healthy Body ($24.00, 320 pp) is the first cookbook from Men’s Health magazine. Written by Adina Steiman and Paul Kita, the book includes over 150 recipes from the country’s best chefs including Thomas Keller, Rick Bayless and Kenny Callaghan. Guy Gourmet is packed with nutritious dishes like “Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle Crema,” “Backyard Baby Back Ribs,” and “Crab Cakes.” It’s the perfect book for beginners and experts alike.
Say goodbye to counting calories or measuring proportions and say hello to overall health and well-being! Eat for Life: The Ultimate Weight-loss Breakthrough ($18.95, 220 pp) by New York Times bestselling coauthor, Harvey Diamond, reinvents the wheel of how to lose weight naturally and sustain a forgiving eating lifestyle.
The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia ($19.95, 234 pp.), by Carol Schiller and David Schiller, contains concise, comprehensive information on 389 different plant oils. If an oil is available in the marketplace, chances are good it’s profiled in this book. The profiles for each entry include all botanical names, history, practical uses, documented properties and aromatherapy methods of use.
Eat Naked ($16.95, 193 pp), by Margaret Floyd, touts the importance of organic food in a world overrun by over-processed, unnatural junk foods. Floyd, a nutritional therapy practitioner and certified healing foods specialist, shares her expertise on preparing foods while keeping all of the nutrients and flavor without additives. Included are 40 recipes to encourage the reader to get actively involved in cooking with organics and to help discover the health and positive waistline effects of eating “naked.”
Authors Nathalie Jordi, David Carrell, and Joel Horowtiz introduce People’s Pops ($16.99, 128 pp), the oh, so sweet collection of 55 ice pop, shave ice, and boozy pop recipes.