Babycakes Covers the Classics ($25.00 143 pp), by Erin McKenna, is a recipe book filled with healthful desserts that are vegan and gluten-, wheat-, soy-, casein-, egg-, and refined sugar-free. Some recipes include cakes, cookies, breakfast items, ice cream creations, sweet snacks and donuts. In the very first pages, McKenna, the chef and owner of BabyCakes NYC, introduces readers to vegan cooking with a Q&A, and additionally starts off each section with her own personal statement to ensure a smooth and enjoyable baking experience.
Why Diets Fail ($24.99, 240 pp) by Nicole M. Avena, Ph.D. and John R. Talbott, explains the science on how to recognize a sugar addiction, how to end sugar cravings and lose weight to get healthy. The pitfalls of conventional diets are discussed, as well. Included is a sugar equivalency table that ranks sugar content in hundreds of common foods.
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.”
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.
Spices ($29.95, 127 pp), by Fabienne Gambrelle, brings you a wonderful two-book compilation: The History of Spices and The Flavor of Spices. Each book is beautifully embossed and encased in a hard-covered binding tied with a ribbon. The content of each book doesn’t disappoint, as they both detail the vast evolution of spices.
The Gluten-Free Italian Vegetarian Kitchen ($20.00, 240 pp) by Donna Klein, is a collection of over 225 authentic Italian recipes with a vegetarian and gluten-free spin. Along with recipes like Autumn Minestrone Soup, Baked Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan, and Spinach and Goat Cheese Pesto with Cornmeal Crust, this book includes nutritional information with each recipe to ensure it fits your lifestyle and/or diet plans. Also available are several tips and tricks on how to balance your diet while remaining gluten-free.
200 Best Sheet Pan Meals ($27.95, 248 pgs.) by Camilla Saulsbury is for shoppers looking for quick and easy meals. Whether it’s time for breakfast or dessert, Saulsbury has developed 200 easy meals to quickly pop right into the oven without skimping on the flavor! The book even offers several meatless meals for vegetarians!
The Diabetes Solution ($24.99, 261 pp) by Jorge Rodriguez, MD, and Susan Wyler, RDN, has a twofold purpose: to give those with type 2 diabetes the means to help fight it and promote education for readers to understand exactly what it is and what can be done to prevent it. The book combines the latest scientific research on type 2 diabetes and prediabetes with information for diabetics to manage the condition. Some of the offerings for managing diabetes include recipes for all times of day, exercise regimens, and ways to lower stress.