50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food: Mindfulness Strategies to Cope with Stress and End Emotional Eating

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In this much-anticipated follow-up to 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, renowned nutrition expert and New York Times best-selling author of Eat Q, SUSAN ALBERS delivers fifty more highly effective ways to help you soothe yourself without eating—leading to a healthier, happier life! If you’re an emotional overeater, you may turn to food to cope with stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring a sense of comfort. But, over time, overeating can cause weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and many other health problems. In 50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, you’ll find fifty more mindful and healthy activities to help you replace your need to overeat. Based in popular mindfulness practices, this book will show you how to slow down and be present during…

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Juice It! Blend It!: Transform Your Health One Drink at a Time!

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The complete reference guide to incorporating plant foods into your everyday diet, Juice It! Blend It! will transform your life one drink at a time! In eight chapters, juice enthusiast LISA CRAVEN outlines the six W’s of juicing: who should juice, what you should put in your juice, where you should juice, when you should juice, why you should juice, and which type of juicer or blender to purchase. Each chapter combines facts and fun tips with fabulous recipes designed to target specific needs, ranging from afternoon pick-me-ups and immune boosters to stress busters and deep cleansers. In addition, Lisa includes numerous family friendly recipes that will see kids gulping down their veggies without even knowing it! Meet the Author LISA CRAVEN…

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Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars

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A unique and edgy cookbook, Prison Ramen takes readers behind bars with more than 65 ramen recipes and stories of prison life from the inmate/cooks who devised them, including celebrities like Slash from Guns n’ Roses and the actor Shia LaBeouf. Instant ramen is a ubiquitous food, beloved by anyone looking for a cheap, tasty bite — including prisoners, who buy it at the commissary and use it as the building block for all sorts of meals. Think of this as a unique cookbook of ramen hacks. Here’s Ramen Goulash. Black Bean Ramen. Onion Tortilla Ramen Soup. The Jailhouse Hole Burrito. Orange Porkies — chili ramen plus white rice plus ½ bag of pork skins plus orange-flavored punch. Ramen Nuggets. Slash’s J-Walking…

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Simple Green Smoothies: 100+ Tasty Recipes to Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Feel Great in Your Body

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Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner are on a fresh path to health and happiness- deprivation not included. In their book, Simple Green Smoothies, these two friends invite you into a sane and tasty approach to health that will inspire and energize you on your own journey toward a happier life. The Simple Green Smoothies’ lifestyle doesn’t involve counting calories or eliminating an entire food group. Instead, it encourages you to make one simple change: drink one green smoothie a day. Simple Green Smoothies includes a 10-day green smoothie kick-start to welcome you into the plant-powered lifestyle, with shopping lists included. Follow it up with 100+ delicious recipes that address everything from weight loss to glowing skin to kid-friendly options. Hansard and Sellner are…

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Sweet Envy: Deceptively Easy Desserts, Designed to Steal the Show

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Inspired desserts that make a statement–yet are fast and easy Want your friends and family to gasp in awe when you bring dessert to the table? Here’s a secret: You can make wow-worthy cakes, cookies, candies, and more, in your own kitchen, faster and more easily than you’d ever guess. (Certainly you don’t need to tell your satisfied audience.) Seton Rossini provides step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you make 75 crowd-pleasing confections. Rossini takes her cue from artists, vintage sweets, cocktails, and more, to create desserts that are crazy fun, breathtakingly beautiful, and, most importantly, surprisingly simple.   Meet the Author SETON ROSSINI is a baker, blogger, and award-winning designer. She’s competed on a Food Network Challenge, demonstrated her…

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The People’s Place: Soul Food Restaurants and Reminiscences from the Civil Rights Era to Today

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. loved the fried catfish and lemon icebox pie at Memphis’s Four Way restaurant. Beloved nonagenarian chef Leah Chase introduced George W. Bush to baked cheese grits and scolded Barack Obama for putting Tabasco sauce on her gumbo at New Orleans’s Dooky Chase’s. When SNCC leader Stokely Carmichael asked Ben’s Chili Bowl owners Ben and Virginia Ali to keep the restaurant open during the 1968 Washington, DC, riots, they obliged, feeding police, firefighters, and student activists as they worked together to quell the violence. Celebrated former Chicago Sun-Times columnist Dave Hoekstra unearths these stories and hundreds more as he travels, tastes, and talks his way through twenty of America’s best, liveliest, and most historically significant soul…

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Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic: 550 Amazing Everyday Recipes

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The newest addition to the New York Times bestselling Fix-It and Forget-It series! The beloved Fix-It and Forget-It series has sold nearly 11 million copies, giving home cooks around the world exactly what they crave—recipes for delicious, satisfying meals that anyone can make with simple ingredients and minimal preparation time. Who doesn’t love being able to serve their family a wholesome dinner (and dessert!) without spending hours in the kitchen—or a fortune on groceries? Now, New York Times bestselling author Phyllis Good presents a collection that gives cooks even more! Featuring 550 new, mouthwatering recipes, cooks will be amazed at the “magic” their slow cookers can perform. In addition to delicious soups, stews, and chilis, cooks will also find pizza, cheesecake, bar cookies, quick breads,…

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Dos Caminos Tacos: 100 Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Mexican Street Food

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In her second Dos Caminos cookbook, Chef Ivy Stark cooks tacos 24/7― here are more than 100 fresh yet traditional takes on tacos from Dos Caminos restaurants. Everyone loves the taco. Versatile and simple, it can be breakfast, snack, dinner, and even dessert. The Dos Caminos Taco Bible offers amazing recipes from one of the most creative and talented chefs cooking Mexican cuisine today. Here are traditional recipes for the centuries-old dish, as well as modern interpretations, including: • Casabel Chile-Marinated Beef Tacos • Hot and Smoky Shrimp Tacos • Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Corn Pico Clear, helpful information on chili peppers, tips and tricks for working with Mexican ingredients, and mouthwatering photography come together to make this an…

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Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day

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Let’s face it: when you’re working long hours at a job (or two) and you have a family to feed, very often the easiest way for a weary soul to cook dinner is to pick up the phone and order take-out. When time is short and the family is yammering for food, the easiest way to give it to them is to hit a drive-thru. To read the full article And to enter to win a copy CLICK HERE

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The Mom 100 Cookbook: 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in her Back Pocket

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When it comes to being able whip up an endless parade of meals for a finicky family seven nights a week, week in and week out, Chef Daddy isn’t afraid of turning to the expert who’s been doing this for generation after generation since time immemorial: Chef Mommy. Ever since the History of Moms began, moms have all had their collection of go-to meals to prepare for their families: delicious, no-fuss meals that are instant crowd-pleasers and easily adaptable for individual taste. Most of these meals, though, are kept in moms’ heads—a place to which dads often have limited access at best.   To read the full article and to enter to win a copy CLICK HERE

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Three Breaking Bad Books

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If, like me you’re a fan of television’s Breaking Bad, times are good. The series, which we may have referred to in this space as “the most thrilling, gripping, exhilarating, suspenseful, jump-out-of-your-chair-and-scream-holy crap! television series ever broadcast,” has concluded its run. But thanks to Netflix, the adventures of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Skyler, Hank, Gus Fring, Tío Salamanca, and all of the show’s famous (and infamous) characters will live forever. And thanks to Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and producer Peter Gould, the show’s spinoff series, Better Call Saul, has become one of cable TV’s biggest hits (and one with no shortage of “Holy Crap!” moments of its own. Did you see those flashbacks to Mike Ehrmantraut’s checkered past in Philadelphia? HOLY CRAP!). To read the…

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Chia, Quinoa, Kale, Oh My!: Recipes for 40+ Delicious, Super-Nutritious, Superfoods

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There’s a superfood for everyone! Here’s how to find and cook with your favorites. A superfood is one that goes above and beyond the call of duty—not only are superfoods delicious, but they also pack a powerful nutrient punch. Skip the diet programs, pills, and promises—eating a diet rich in superfoods is the best way to stay healthy, maintain your weight, and fight all kinds of diseases and ailments. Many superfoods are familiar—blueberries, oats, walnuts, and even dark chocolate—but what about the more unusual superfoods, such as acai, farro, and hemp seeds? In this wide-ranging cookbook, author Cassie Johnston features 30 superfoods and more than 100 recipes, including: Goji Berry Walnut Scones Cheesy Baked Farro and Cauliflower Orange-Balsamic-Glazed Beets Dark Chocolate…

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Winter Grilling

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If my grill wasn’t covered with snow—if I’d had the foresight to have kept it dug out this winter—man, would I be eating good tonight. For too many of us who love grilling (and I plead guilty to being in this category), winter is the time when our favorite method of cooking goes into hibernation. But that doesn’t have to be so. What if the delectable bouquets of our favorite grilled foods could mingle with the unique aromas of wintertime? To read the full article and to enter to win a copy CLICK HERE

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The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook

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For farm-to-table cooking and dining like you’ve never seen it, Vermont is the place. Small, independent farms are the lifeblood of Vermont’s agriculture, from the sweetcorn grower to the dairy goat farmer to the cheesemaker whose locally sourced goat milk chevre becomes the heart of a new dish by a chef in Montpelier. While this farm-to-table cycle may be a phenomenon just hitting its stride in the United States, it has long been away of life in Vermont, part of the ethos that Vermonters use to define themselves. As such, Vermont exemplifies a standard of small-scale, community-minded, unadulterated agriculture that has become a national model. When Tracey Medeiros wrote Dishing Up Vermont in 2008, she wanted to showcase the chefs…

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Soul Food Love

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At what point does soul food become unhealthy for the body? And how can that trend be reversed? “The kitchen has historically been a fraught place for many black Americans. Our family is among the many,” write New York Times best-selling author Alice Randall and her daughter, Caroline Randall Williams, in their new book, Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family (Crown Publishing Group, 2015).  To read the full article and enter to win a copy CLICK HERE

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Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook

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If Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook (Weldon Owen, 2014) was merely a 600-plus-page compendium of 1,000 recipes covering the touchstone dishes of myriad ethnic cuisines, with tempting ideas for every meal of the day, every occasion and almost every ingredient, that would have been more than enough. To read more, get the recipe and enter to win a copy Click HERE      

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