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Gluten-Free on a Shoestring

125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap

by Nicole Hunn

Gluten-free cooking has never been this easy—or affordable!
 
Tired of spending three times as much (or more) on gluten-free prepared foods? If you’re ready to slash the cost of your grocery bill, you’ve come to the right place. In Gluten-Free on a Shoestring, savvy mom Nicole Hunn shows how every gluten-free family can eat well without breaking the bank. 
 
Inside this comprehensive cookbook, you’ll find 125 delicious and inexpensive gluten-free recipes for savory dinners, favorite desserts, comfort foods, and more, plus Nicole’s top money-saving secrets. Recipes include:
 
Apple-Cinnamon Toaster Pastries • Focaccia • Spinach Dip • Ricotta Gnocchi • Chicken Pot Pie • Szechuan Meatballs • Tortilla Soup • Baked Eggplant Parmesan • Never-Fail White Sandwich Bread • Banana Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust • Blueberry Muffins • Cinnamon Rolls • Perfect Chocolate Birthday Cake

With advice on the best values and where to find them, meal planning strategies, and pantry-stocking tips, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring is your essential guide. Never fall victim to the overpriced, pre-packaged gluten-free aisle again. Roll on by—happier, healthier, and wealthier.
 
ISBN 9780738214238
$19.00 · Trade Paper
Paleo Desserts

125 Delicious Everyday Favorites, Gluten- and Grain-Free

by Jane Berthelemy

Now you can have your cake and be paleo, too! The Paleolithic diet and lifestyle—based on eating hunter/gatherer foods for optimal health—has surged in popularity, but with grains, dairy, and refined sugars off the menu, indulging isn’t easy.

Paleo Desserts is the first comprehensive cookbook of its kind: everyone’s favorite desserts now made Paleo friendly, lower carb, and gluten free. Providing 125 mouthwatering, easy-to-follow recipes from brownies to milkshakes, Jane Barthelemy serves up treats to satiate even the biggest caveman sweet tooth.

Recipes include Raspberry Crumble Bars, Tiramisu, Black Forest Cherry Pie, Lemon-Berry Parfait, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Whipped Coconut Crème, and more. Paleo Desserts includes a color-photo insert and ingredient lists for simplified shopping.
 
ISBN 9780738216430
$18.99 · Trade Paper
Thrive Foods

200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health

by Brendan Brazier

Focusing on an environmentally friendly diet, Brendan Brazier's new book builds on the stress-reducing, health-boosting nutritional philosophy introduced in Thrive. Finding creative ways to use basic ingredients such as kale, blueberries, and wild rice, Thrive Foods recipes are plant-based and nutritionally complete. They utilize the power of superfoods such asmaca, chia, hemp, and chlorella and avoid ingredients like wheat, yeast, gluten, soy, dairy, and corn.

If you're looking for sustainable energy, high-quality sleep, physical strength, and mental sharpness to meet modern-day demands, Thrive Foods is your go-to recipe source.

ISBN 9780738215112
$20.00 · Trade Paper
Veganomicon

The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Moskowitz and Romero's newest delicious collection makes it easier than ever to live vegan. You'll find more than 250 recipes--plus menus and stunning color photos--for dishes that will please every palate. All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure user-friendliness and amazing results. And by popular demand, the Veganomicon includes meals for all occasions and soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that make dinner a snap. Recipes include:

• Autumn Latkes
• Samosa Stuffed Baked Potatoes
• Grilled Yuca Tortillas
• Baby Bok Choy with Crispy Shallots
• Chile-Cornmeal Crusted Tofu Po’ Boy
• Roasted Eggplant and Spinach Muffuletta
• Jicama-Watercress-Avocado Salad with Spicy Citrus Vinaigrette
• Acorn Squash, Pear and Adzuki Soup
• Tomato Rice Soup with Roasted Garlic and Navy Beans
• Asparagus and Lemongrass Risotto
• Almost All-American Seitan Pot Pie
• Hot Sauce-Glazed Tempeh
• Black Eyed Pea Collard Rolls
• Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
• Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Pecan Streusel

ISBN 9780738214504
$22.00 · Trade Paper
Vegan Soul Kitchen

Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine

by Terry Bryant

The mere mention of soul food brings thoughts of greasy fare and clogged arteries. Bryant Terry offers recipes that leave out heavy salt and refined sugar, “bad” fats, and unhealthy cooking techniques, and leave in the down-home flavor. Vegan Soul Kitchen recipes use fresh, whole, high-quality, healthy ingredients and cooking methods with a focus on local, seasonal, sustainably raised food.

Terry’s new recipes have been conceived through the prism of the African Diaspora—cutting, pasting, reworking, and remixing African, Caribbean, African-American, Native American, and European staples, cooking techniques, and distinctive dishes to create something familiar, comforting, and deliciously unique. Reinterpreting popular dishes from African and Caribbean countries as well as his favorite childhood dishes, Terry reinvents African-American and Southern cuisine—capitalizing on the complex flavors of the tradition, without the animal products.

Includes recipes for: Double Mustard Greens & Roasted Yam Soup; Cajun-Creole-Spiced Tempeh Pieces with Creamy Grits; Caramelized Grapefruit, Avocado, and Watercress Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette; and Sweet Cornmeal-Coconut Butter Drop Biscuits.

ISBN 9780738212289
$18.95 · Trade Paper
Come In, We're Closed

An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World's Best Restaurants

by Christine Carroll

Peer behind the “closed” sign in the world’s greatest restaurants, and you may glimpse a packed table whose seats are elusive even to the most in-the-know diner: the daily staff meal. This insider’s look goes behind the scenes to share the one-of-a-kind dishes professional cooks feed each other.
Join authors Christine Carroll and Jody Eddy as they share these intimate staff meal traditions, including exclusive interviews and never-before-recorded recipes, from twenty-five iconic restaurants including: Ad Hoc in Napa, California; Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain; The Fat Duck in London, England; McCrady's in Charleston, South Carolina; Uchi in Austin, Texas; Michel et Sébastien Bras in Laguiole, France; wd~50 in New York City, New York, and many more.
 
Enjoy more than 100 creative and comforting dishes made to sate hunger and nourish spirits, like skirt steak stuffed with charred scallions; duck and shrimp paella; beef heart and watermelon salad; steamed chicken with lily buds; Turkish red pepper and bulgur soup; homemade tarragon and cherry soda; and buttermilk doughnut holes with apple-honey caramel glaze. It’s finally time to come in from the cold and explore the meals that fuel the hospitality industry; your place has been set.
 
ISBN 9780762442621
$35.00 · Trade Cloth
Eat What You Love

More than 300 Incredible Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories

by Marlene Koch

Marlene Koch’s has been called a “magician in the kitchen” for her amazingly ability to make excess sugar, fat, and calories disappear, but never the taste! In Eat What You Love she works her magic once again crafting incredible tasting guilt-free recipes for everyone’s favorite foods –from luscious milkshakes and melty sandwiches, to creamy soups and crunchy “fried” foods—along with recipes for belly- filling breakfast dishes, sensational salads, perfect pastas, easy-fix entrees, savory soups and sides, and of course lots of desserts! With over 300 super-satisfying recipes under 350 calories Eat What You Love takes guilt-free eating to the next level offering everything from comforting classics like Blue Ribbon Sour Cream Coffee Cake and Everyday Spaghetti and Italian Meatballs, to restaurant and fast-food favorites such as Quicker-Than-Take-Out Orange Chicken, and Chili’s-Style Beef Fajitas, to dozens of 100% guilt-free sweet treats, such as 5-Minute Blackberry Crisp, Amazing Peanut Butter Cookies, Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Pie and Perfect White Cupcakes.Marlene passionately believes no one should have to give up the foods they love and her quick ‘n’easy family friendly recipes are perfect for everyone (and every diet!). Ideal for weight loss, diabetes, and simply utterly delicious healthy eating, Eat What You Love also features mouthwatering photos, cooking and shopping tips, meal planning guidelines, complete nutritional analysis (including diabetic exchanges, carb choices, and weight watchers point comparisons), and “Dare to Compares” that reveal the astonishing savings: Dare to Compare: A small Cake ‘n Shake milkshake at Cold Stone Creamery® packs 1140 calories, 60 grams of fat and the equivalent of over 25 teaspoons of sugar! Marlene’s luscious Vanilla Cake Batter Milkshake has just 175 calories, 4 grams of fat and no added sugars!
 
ISBN 9780762434329
$29.95 · Trade Cloth
Food in Jars

Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round

by Marissa McClellan

Popular food blogger Marisa McClellan takes you through all manner of food in jars, storing away the tastes of all seasons for later. Basics like jams and jellies are accompanied by pickles, chutneys, conserves, whole fruit, tomato sauces, salsas, marmalades, nut butters, seasonings, and more. Small batches make them easy projects for a canning novice to tackle, and the flavors of vanilla bean, sage, and pepper will keep more experienced jammers coming back for more.
 
Sample some Apricot Jam and Rhubarb Syrup in the spring, and then try your hand at Blueberry Butter and Peach Salsa in the summer; Dilly Beans and Spicy Pickled Cauliflower ring in the fall, while Three-Citrus Marmalade and Cranberry Ketchup are the harbingers of winter.

Stories of wild blackberry jam and California Meyer lemon marmalade from McClellan’s childhood make for a read as pleasurable as it is delicious; her home-canned food—learned from generations of the original “foodies”—feeds the soul as well as the body in more than 100 recipes.

ISBN 9780762441433
$23.00 · Trade Cloth
Les Petits Macarons

Colorful French Confections to Make at Home

by Kathryn Gordon

Macarons, the stuff of bakers’ candy-coated dreams, have taken the world by storm and are demystified here for the home baker, With dozens of flavor combinations, recipes are structured with three basic shell methods—French, Swiss, and Italian—plus one never-before-seen Easiest French Macaron Method. Pick one that works for you, and go on to create French-inspired pastry magic with nothing more than a mixer, an oven, and a piping bag.
 

Try shells flavored with pistachio, blackberry, coconut, and red velvet, filled with the likes of sesame buttercream, strawberry guava pâte de fruit, crunchy dark chocolate ganache, and lemon curd. Or go savory with shells like saffron, parsley, and ancho chile paired with fillings like hummus, foie gras with black currant, and duck confit with port and fig. The options for customization are endless, and the careful, detailed instruction is like a private baking class in your very own kitchen! All recipes have been tested by students and teachers alike and are guaranteed to bring the flavors of France right to your door.

ISBN 9780762442584
$18.00 · Trade Cloth
Tequila Mockingbird

Cocktails with a Literary Twist

by Tim Federle

2013 Goodreads Choice Award in the category of Food & Cookbooks

Congrats. You fought through War and Peace, burned through Fahrenheit 451, and sailed through Moby-Dick. All right, you nearly drowned in Moby-Dick, but you made it to shore—and you deserve a drink!

A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes—paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels—the book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout.

Even if you don’t have a B.A. in English, tonight you’re gonna drink like you do. Drinks include:
The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
The Last of the Mojitos
Love in the Time of Kahlúa
Romeo and Julep
A Rum of One’s Own
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita
Vermouth the Bell Tolls

and more!

ISBN 9780762448654
$15.00 · Trade Cloth, Deckle Edge