The Crown of Thorns

Author:Kate Forsyth

Publisher:Macmillan

ISBN:1466847832

Total Pages:496

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A Library Journal Best Book of 2014: Historical Fiction The amazing power and truth of the Rapunzel fairy tale comes alive for the first time in this breathtaking tale of desire, black magic and the redemptive power of love French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. At the convent, she is comforted by an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by her parents for a handful of bitter greens... After Margherita's father steals parsley from the walled garden of the courtesan Selena Leonelli, he is threatened with having both hands cut off, unless he and his wife relinquish their precious little girl. Selena is the famous red-haired muse of the artist Tiziano, first painted by him in 1512 and still inspiring him at the time of his death. She is at the center of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition. Locked away in a tower, Margherita sings in the hope that someone will hear her. One day, a young man does. Award-winning author Kate Forsyth braids together the stories of Margherita, Selena, and Charlotte-Rose, the woman who penned Rapunzel as we now know it, to create what is a sumptuous historical novel, an enchanting fairy tale retelling, and a loving tribute to the imagination of one remarkable woman.

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Bitter Greens

Author:Anthony Di Renzo

Publisher:SUNY Press

ISBN:1438433190

Total Pages:218

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Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization.

Live in the Balance

Author:Linda Prout

Publisher:Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN:0786746971

Total Pages:304

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Learn how to balance who you are with what you eat--and how to maintain your ideal state of balance even as your body ages and your dietary needs change For over three thousand years, practitioners of Chinese medicine have known that food is health-giving. Now path-breaking nutritionist Linda Prout synthesizes the basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with the science of western nutrition. With a clear focus to help readers achieve balance, Prout introduces the concept of balance and describes the signs and symptoms of various patterns of imbalance from a TCM perspective. She provides simple self-assessments readers can use to determine their own tendencies toward imbalance, and recommends foods, cooking methods, and lifestyle changes to balance each pattern. Fats, proteins, carbohydrates and sugars are each discussed from a western nutrition and eastern perspective, with beneficial and potentially unhealthful choices given for each body pattern.

The Forbidden Land

Author:Kate Forsyth

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101659920

Total Pages:416

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After her adventures with the League of the Healing Hand, Finn the Cat finds her life at Castle Rurach boring. Snowbound for the winter and faced with the prospect of being molded into “Lady Fionnghal” by her mother, she pines to be on the battlefront with her father against the sea demons. But Finn’s talents are needed elsewhere. Summoned by the Righ, Lachlan the Winged, she must embark on a perilous journey into the Forbidden Land. Imprisoned in the Black Tower is a rebellious prophet whose beliefs have made him an enemy among his own people. Now Finn must help rescue the one whose words can free a land enshrouded in darkness.

Six Seasons

Author:Joshua McFadden

Publisher:Artisan Books

ISBN:1579657788

Total Pages:352

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Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book in Vegetable-Focused Cooking Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Bon Appétit, Food Network Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, USA Today, Seattle Times, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Library Journal, Eater, and more “Never before have I seen so many fascinating, delicious, easy recipes in one book. . . . [Six Seasons is] about as close to a perfect cookbook as I have seen . . . a book beginner and seasoned cooks alike will reach for repeatedly.” —Lucky Peach Joshua McFadden, chef and owner of renowned trattoria Ava Gene’s in Portland, Oregon, is a vegetable whisperer. After years racking up culinary cred at New York City restaurants like Lupa, Momofuku, and Blue Hill, he managed the trailblazing Four Season Farm in coastal Maine, where he developed an appreciation for every part of the plant and learned to coax the best from vegetables at each stage of their lives. In Six Seasons, his first book, McFadden channels both farmer and chef, highlighting the evolving attributes of vegetables throughout their growing seasons—an arc from spring to early summer to midsummer to the bursting harvest of late summer, then ebbing into autumn and, finally, the earthy, mellow sweetness of winter. Each chapter begins with recipes featuring raw vegetables at the start of their season. As weeks progress, McFadden turns up the heat—grilling and steaming, then moving on to sautés, pan roasts, braises, and stews. His ingenuity is on display in 225 revelatory recipes that celebrate flavor at its peak.

Green Smoothie Revolution

Author:Victoria Boutenko

Publisher:North Atlantic Books

ISBN:1556439474

Total Pages:184

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Thanks to processed and fast foods, being overworked, and feeling stressed while eating on the fly, it is increasingly difficult for most of us to eat anywhere near a balanced diet. We may not be obviously sick, but may suffer from lack of focus, insomnia, sluggishness, or any host of symptoms caused by nutritional deficiency. Green Smoothie Revolution takes aim at this silent epidemic by restoring balance to our diets. Combining nutrition and know-how with recipes that pack a powerhouse punch, Victoria Boutenko reintroduces long neglected fruits, vegetables, and greens in the most persuasive style for our busy lives: with fast prep and delicious results. Featuring 200 recipes, Green Smoothie Revolution offers both simplicity (4 ripe pears, 1 bunch parsley, 2 cups water; blend well) and enough variety to keep taste buds happy and nutrients coming from a wealth of options. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Edible Wild Plants

Author:John Kallas

Publisher:Gibbs Smith

ISBN:1423616596

Total Pages:416

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Edible wild plants have one or more parts that can be used for food if gathered at the appropriate stage of growth and properly prepared. Edible Wild Plants includes extensive information and recipes on plants from the four categories. Foundation greens: wild spinach, chickweed, mallow, purslane; tart greens: curlydock, sheep sorrel, wood sorrel; pungent greens: wild mustard, wintercress, garlic mustard,shepherd’s purse; and bitter greens: dandelion, cat’s ear, sow thistle, nipplewort. Dr. John Kallas has investigated and taught about edible wild plants since 1970. He founded WildFood Adventures (www.wildfoodadventures.com) in 1993 and is the publisher and editor of Wild FoodAdventurer. He lives in Portland, Oregon. The definitive work on growing, harvesting, and eating wild greens.

The Book of Greens

Author:Jenn Louis,Kathleen Squires

Publisher:Ten Speed Press

ISBN:1607749858

Total Pages:328

Viewed:1936

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From one of Portland, Oregon’s most acclaimed chefs comes an IACP award-winning encyclopedic reference to the world of greens, with more than 175 creative recipes for every meal of the day. For any home cook who is stuck in a “three-green rut”—who wants to cook healthy, delicious, vegetable-focused meals, but is tired of predictable salads with kale, lettuce, cabbage, and the other usual suspects—The Book of Greens has the solution. Chef Jenn Louis has compiled more than 175 recipes for simple, show-stopping fare, from snacks to soups to mains (and even breakfast and dessert) that will inspire you to reach for new greens at the farmers’ market, or use your old standbys in new ways. Organized alphabetically by green, each entry features information on seasonality, nutrition, and prep and storage tips, along with recipes like Grilled Cabbage with Miso and Lime, Radish Greens and Mango Smoothie, and Pasta Dough with Tomato Leaves. Winner of the 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Award for "Health & Special Diet" category Finalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards for "Vegetable-Focused Cooking" category

Leafy Greens

Author:Mark Bittman

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0544187121

Total Pages:208

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The handy, healthy reference and cookbook from the James Beard Award-winning author of How to Cook Everything—now with a new introduction. Kale and collards. Radicchio. Chinese cabbage. Swiss chard. Mustard greens. Broccoli raab. Arugula. Belgian endive. Greens are among our most delicious, nutritious, and versatile vegetables. All of us know we should be cooking with them, but few of us know how. In his classic Leafy Greens, bestselling author Mark Bittman shares what he knows about more than 30 common kinds of greens so you can start using them in satisfying salads, sides, and main courses every day. Bittman will help you learn where and when to purchase them, why they’re good for you, and how to cook them in more than 120 delicious, healthy ways. And with his easy-to-use A-to-Z format and single-page recipes, Leafy Greens packs as much information into one book as there are micro-nutrients in a bunch of kale. Try delicious recipes like: Grilled Chicken Salad with Mesclun Gingered Cabbage Coconut Curry Soup with Chard Risotto with Arugula and Shrimp Hamburgers with Spinach and Parmesan Baked Penne with Radicchio and Gorgonzola Corn and Kale Stew, and many more

The Wild Girl

Author:Kate Forsyth

Publisher:Macmillan

ISBN:1466847840

Total Pages:496

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One of six sisters, Dortchen Wild lives in the small German kingdom of Hesse-Cassel in the early 19th century. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the handsome but very poor fairy tale scholar Wilhelm Grimm. It is a time of tyranny and terror. Napoleon Bonaparte wants to conquer all of Europe, and Hesse-Cassel is one of the first kingdoms to fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, Wilhelm and his brothers quietly rebel by preserving old half-forgotten tales that had once been told by the firesides of houses grand and small over the land. As Dortchen tells Wilhelm some of the most powerful and compelling stories in what will one day become his and Jacob's famous fairy tale collection, their love blossoms. But Dortchen's father will not give his consent for them to marry and war, death, and poverty also conspire to keep the lovers apart. Yet Dortchen is determined to find a way. Evocative and richly-detailed, Kate Forsyth's The Wild Girl masterfully captures one young woman's enduring faith in love and the power of storytelling.

Superfoods Today Chocolate Sugar Detox

Author:Don Orwell

Publisher:Superfoods Today

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Total Pages:104

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How Can You Go Wrong With Superfoods-Only Detox?You're probably thinking "C'mon, how can you get rid of sugar cravings by eating Superfoods Chocolate?" Well, after you switch to whole foods Superfoods and Superfoods fix your hormones and you start eating fruits and one to two truffles of Superfoods Chocolate daily, you won't crave any other sweets that day. FACT:Way too many of us live in a state of poor health, lethargy and moderate obesity. We live with headaches, back pain, inflammation, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, skin problems, insomnia and cancer – they’re all the byproducts of modern western diet, based on processed food. Superfoods are foods and the medicine and they can help with all these symptoms!! Superfoods are NOT only exotic berries like Acai, Goji or Noni! Acai, Goji or Noni berries are great, they’re full of antioxidants, but you can’t live on them. Superfoods covered in this book are regular, everyday Superfoods, like spinach, broccoli, quinoa, olive oil, garlic, kale, salmon, ginger, avocado, berries, flax seeds; basically nutritionally dense foods that are widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential. After eating these superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients for only a week or two you will: Start losing weight and boost energy Get rid of sugar or junk food cravings Lower your blood sugar and stabilize your insulin level Detox your body from years of eating processed foods Lower your blood pressure and your cholesterol Fix your hormone imbalance and boost immunity Increase your stamina and libido Get rid of inflammations in your body “Our Food Should Be Our Medicine And Our Medicine Should Be Our Food.” - Hippocrates 460 - 370 BC The best thing about Superfoods Detox is that it will keep your appetite and cravings under control and it will balance your hormones. It's nearly impossible to lose fat if your hormones are out of balance. Superfoods Diet works because it’s return to the type of food your body naturally craves and was designed for. Whole foods Superfoods is the food humans consumed for literally millions of years. Superfoods diet forbids processed foods, hybridized foods, gluten foods and high glycemic foods. There is nothing super in today’s hybridized wheat, corn, soy or potatoes. Processed food is the main reason why people suffer from inflammations and why their hormones are out of balance. Only Superfoods Slow Aging! Discover: Which 17 Superfoods slow aging and boost immunity”-pg. 59. Which 12 Superfoods lowers blood sugar and cholesterol”-pg. 28. Which 18 Superfoods promote weight loss”-pg 47. Which 11 Superfoods are anti-inflammatory and anti-viral”-pg 39. How I lost 80 pounds in 5 months and how I kept my new weight for more than 5 years”-pg. 8 How to stop Yo-yoing your weight for good”-pg.21 Which 23 Superfoods protects you from cancer”-pg. 37 Which 16 Superfoods protects you from heart disease”-pg. 38 Which 14 Superfoods protects you from high blood pressure”-pg. 30 How Superfoods helped with my sons ADHD”-pg. 15 Learn the 5 BEST vegetables to have in your salad in order to maximize your anti-cancer agents, vitamin E, vitamin C and illness preventing antioxidants.

Land Of Decoration

Author:Grace Mccleen

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:1443408506

Total Pages:320

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Ten-year-old Judith McPherson is a believer. Her world is carefully constructed around her faith: nightly scripture reading with her father, weekly gatherings at the Meeting Hall and daily proselytizing to the lost. With no TV and no books “of the world” to entertain her, she passes time by creating The Land of Decoration, a model in miniature of The Promised Land which she has made of collected discarded scraps—divine treasures that she squirrels away. But Judith’s troubles are mounting. At school, Neil Lewis’s relentless terrorizing has reached a feverish, dangerous pitch and, in town, a strike threatens the factory where her father works. One Sunday night, terrified of the violence that awaits her in the halls on Monday, Judith conjures a snowstorm in The Land of Decoration made of shaving cream, cotton and cellophane. The next morning the ground outside her window is a crisp, dazzling white. Judith can perform miracles. In fact, she might just be God’s chosen instrument. But with power comes weighty consequences, and Judith must face them head on to keep her faith—and her family—alive. With its intensely taut storytelling and gorgeous prose, The Land of Decoration is a harrowing story of good and evil, belonging and isolation, faith and doubt, and it introduces us to a classic new heroine. It’s a novel that gives us many incredible gifts, but its most exciting is the gift of Grace McCleen, a brilliant, heartbreaking new voice in fiction.

Girl in the Kitchen

Author:Stephanie Izard

Publisher:Chronicle Books

ISBN:1452110301

Total Pages:256

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Stephanie Izard knows how to inspire, captivate, and cook up a storm. Fan favorite and the first and only woman to win on TV's Top Chef, she's also the chef and owner of the acclaimed Girl & the Goat restaurant in Chicago. The Girl in the Kitchen collects more than 100 of Izard's best recipes, from innovative appetizers like Asian-Spiced English Peas to luscious desserts like Quince and Fig Cobbler with Vanilla Mascarpone. Beautifully photographed and bursting with flavor, personality, and insights into the top chef's process including where she finds her cooking muses, how she shops for food, and which beers and wines she chooses to accompany her meals this book represents the culmination of a craft and provides inspiration that reaches far beyond the kitchen walls.

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

Author:Walter Willett

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1439134812

Total Pages:352

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The bestselling guide to healthy eating, debunking dietary myths and proposing the radical benefits of low-carbohydrate diet, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy is “filled with advice backed up by documented research” (Tara Parker-Pope, The Wall Street Journal). Dr. Walter Willett’s research is rooted in studies that tracked the health of dieters over twenty years, and in this groundbreaking book, he critiques the carbohydrate-laden diet proposed by the USDA. Exposing the problems of popular diets such as the Zone, South Beach, and Atkins, Dr. Willett offers eye-opening research on the optimum ratio of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and the relative importance of various food groups and supplements. Find out how to choose wisely between different types of fats, which fruits and vegetables provide the best health insurance, and the proportions of each to integrate into their daily diet.

The Whole30 Cookbook

Author:Melissa Hartwig Urban

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0735232660

Total Pages:288

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Delicious, easy-to-make, and totally compliant recipes to get people through the wildly popular Whole30, and beyond The groundbreaking Whole30 program has helped millions of people transform their lives by bringing them better sleep, more energy, fewer cravings, weight loss, and cures for any number of ailments. The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling The Whole30 guided people through a 30-day challenge targetting habits and emotional relationships with food. All you have to do is glance at the Whole30.com chatboards to know that one of the biggest requests for people on the plan is for more recipes, because cooking at home is so key to success, but it's easy to get stuck in a real-food rut. In this official cookbook, Whole30 co-creator Melissa Hartwig, delivers over 125 all new recipes, a wide array of tasty, healthy meals to help you enjoy all the benefits the Whole30 has to offer. Hartwig simplifies planning, preparing, and cooking so you can remix one simple dish into two or three meals and offers a variety of recipes for main dishes, sides, dressings, and sauces, plus smart strategies to save time and money. Whether you've done Whole30 once or five times--or just want to make a variety of delicious meals--this book will help you use the Whole30 program to truly change your health, habits, and relationship with food.

Green Smoothies For Dummies

Author:Jennifer Thompson

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118871014

Total Pages:288

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Sip your way to ultimate nutrition and feel better than ever Whether you're looking to detox, lose weight, or just add more veggies to your diet, green smoothies are the way to go. Easy to prepare, portable, and endlessly customizable, green smoothies are the trendy new beverage in everyone's cup. Think you don't like kale, collard greens, or watercress? Try them in a smoothie and you'll never see them the same way again. Green smoothies are the easiest, most painless way to add more nutrients to your diet, so you can feel better than ever before. Green Smoothies For Dummies is your beginner's guide to the world of drinkable greens. Author and international smoothie guru Jennifer Thompson explains the benefits of green smoothies, and provides over 90 recipes that will make you start craving your vegetables. You'll get to know the flavors and properties of each ingredient, and how to combine ingredients for complete nutrition. Replace meals with green smoothies without sacrificing nutrients Boost your nutrition even higher with protein and fiber supplements Reduce hunger and feel full longer with the right smoothie blends Customize your smoothies to your personal nutritional needs Before too long, you'll be experimenting and coming up with your own favorite combinations. Your vegetable intake will skyrocket, and you'll look and feel fantastic. How often does something so good for you taste so delicious? Green smoothies help you fill the nutrient gaps in your diet so you can experience optimal health and well-being. Green Smoothies For Dummies is your guide to all things smoothie, and will get you started now.

Good Better Green

Author:Zita Steyn

Publisher:Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN:1849498164

Total Pages:160

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We know we should eat more greens, but we so easily get stuck in a rut and just steam some broccoli or green beans, time and time again. The recipes in this beautiful book demonstrate how to incorporate leafy greens, green vegetables and herbs in new and exciting ways and in any meal. Soups, sauces, dips, sides, mains, salads, juices and bakes – there are so many ways with greens, whether they’re the star of your meal, or concealed in a dish to make them kid-friendly! Forget boring healthy eating, the key to eating well is to have the inspiration to make interesting and varied dishes that pack a nutritional punch while still being delicious. Try Butternut Squash Lasagne with Spring Greens, Lamb, Mint and Coriander Burgers, or Avocado and Lime Curd Tartlets. Good Better Green has all this, as well as an at-a-glance guide to cooking all sorts of greens to accompany a meal.

The Green Smoothie Bible

Author:Kristine Miles

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1569759995

Total Pages:240

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SUPERFOODS IN EVERY SIP You know a daily diet rich in fruits and vegetables can maximize your health and well-being. But did you know that drinking a smoothie every day made from fruits and vegetables can dramatically increase the amount of life-saving nutrients your body takes in? • Lose Weight • Detoxify the Body • Increase Energy • Fight Heart Disease • Prevent Diabetes, Depression and Certain Cancers • Boost the Immune System • Improve Skin and Hair More than 300 inviting recipes in The Green Smoothie Bible show how to combine leafy green vegetables and delicious, antioxidant-rich fruits into the most nutritious drinks imaginable—leaving you healthy and feeling amazing inside and out.

Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

Author:Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Publisher:Appetite by Random House

ISBN:0449016234

Total Pages:752

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From the Emmy-winning host of Lidia’s Kitchen, best-selling author, and beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America comes the ultimate master class: a beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking, coauthored with her daughter, Tanya—covering everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus more than 400 delectable recipes. Teaching has always been Lidia’s passion, and in this magnificent book she gives us the full benefit of that passion and of her deep, comprehensive understanding of what it takes to create delicious Italian meals. With this book, readers will learn all the techniques needed to master Italian cooking. Lidia introduces us to the full range of standard ingredients—meats and fish, vegetables and fruits, grains, spices and condiments—and how to buy, store, clean, and cook with them. The 400 recipes run the full gamut from classics like risotto alla milanese and Tagliatelle with Mushroom Sauce to Lidia’s always-satisfying originals like Bread and Prune Gnocchi and Beet Ravioli in Poppy Seed Sauce. She gives us a comprehensive guide to the tools every kitchen should have to produce the best results. And she has even included a glossary of cuisine-related words and phrases that will prove indispensable for cooking, as well as for traveling and dining in Italy. There is no other book like this; it is the one book on Italian cuisine that every cook will need.

First Bite

Author:Bee Wilson

Publisher:Basic Books

ISBN:0465073905

Total Pages:352

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We do not come into the world with an innate sense of taste and nutrition; as omnivores, we have to learn how and what to eat, how sweet is too sweet, and what food will give us the most energy for the coming day. But how does this education happen? What are the origins of taste? In First Bite, the beloved food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists, and nutritionists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors: family and culture, memory and gender, hunger and love. An exploration of the extraordinary and surprising origins of our tastes and eating habits—from people who can only eat foods of a certain color to an amnesiac who can eat meal after meal without getting full—First Bite also shows us how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives.