Over 55 heavenly plant-based recipes featuring protein-rich tahini, from savory salads, soups and burgers to sweet energy bars, smoothies and bakes. Tahini, or sesame seed paste, is much more than the staple ingredient in hummus it is recognized as in the western world. Known as "white gold" in Middle Eastern cuisine, it is a widely used and treasured ingredient, famed for its versatility. In this book, discover how the savory-sweet, nutty taste of tahini can be used to enhance all manner of vegan recipes. The creamy texture and high un-saturated fat content are especially precious, as when mixed with water tahini has dairy-like qualities that are hard to re-create in a plant-based diet. Learn about the different types of tahini and how to make them from scratch; hulled and unhulled, with both black and white sesame seeds, and how to choose the right store-bought tahini for your recipe. Then discover a plethora of dreamy recipes, from Strawberry-tahini Yogurt to Sesame-full Quiche, Velvety White Soup, Marbeled Muffins, and Coconut and Black Tahini Ice Cream. Just a swirl of this sesame seed paste can take your vegan food from to lackluster to luscious!
Incredible Paleo Meals Don’t Have to Be a Labor of Love Amanda Torres, author of Latin American Paleo Cooking and founder of The Curious Coconut, simplifies the Paleo diet with these quick and delicious gluten- and dairy-free recipes. This mouthwatering collection will help you conquer Paleo cooking any day of the week. Her recipes focus on what Paleo should be—a variety of colorful vegetables and fresh meats. No finicky or extravagant Paleo-ified replacement meals, no hard-to-find specialty ingredients, no special occasion treat recipes—just the backbone of a healthy, wholesome, nutrient-dense diet. This book teaches you how to cook a ton of commonly available vegetables in a way that you and your family will actually want to eat (and ask for seconds). Amanda’s cooking isn’t “good for being Paleo,” it’s good food, period. Helpful charts also pair side dishes with mains that have similar cooking times and preparation methods, so you can batch cook and make a whole meal, all at once, using only your stove—no other appliances needed. Making healthy, tasty meals just got a whole lot easier (and faster) thanks to this much-needed guide to simple and vibrant Paleo cooking.
Behind the walls of a hidden monastery garden, a master herbalist teaches the secrets of healing to his apprentice. Half a world away, a tribal shaman gathers medicinal roots along the Amazon. In the hills of Tibet, a Buddhist monk brews a pot of green tea for an ailing brother. And, at home in a coastal Mediterranean cottage, a young mother keeps her child’s fever at bay with a simple spoonful of thyme. For centuries, people across continents and cultures have experimented with the restoring properties of “nature’s bouquet.” And you, too, can enhance the flavor and vitality of your everyday meals with the health benefits found in such herbs as thyme, basil, parsley, cinnamon, dill, and many others. As a source of vitamins and antioxidants, herbs are natural energy boosters and disease fighters—and you can add them to your menu with the easy-to-prepare recipes found in this book. From amazing appetizers and super salads to extraordinary entrées and dynamic desserts, The Magic Teaspoon offers it all—with just the flick of a teaspoon: More than 100 recipes for health-boosting meals and snacks—listing the healing virtues each herb brings to your table “The All Naturals” herb chart revealing the best herbs to choose for specific health issues Vegetable profiles—from artichokes to zucchini How to make processed foods healthier The Sugar Lover’s Survival Guide How to make potent herbal purées for instant energizers The 25 top teas for healing The health properties found in honey, vinegar, and olive oil And much more
Outside the Magic Square considers issues of food security and offers solutions at the street, neighbourhood and global levels. Mixing gardening advice and food plot design with discussion of issues like global warming, dwindling oil supplies, the future for farmers and GM foods, Lolo Houbein challenges us to mobilise for food security.
Transform the way you use your freezer with 100 flavorful meal prep recipes from two-time James Beard Award–winning Southern chef Ashley Christensen and cookbook author Kaitlyn Goalen. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TASTE OF HOME • “Ingenious . . . Ashley and Kaitlyn are leading us in the right direction to making life in the kitchen a little bit easier.”—Emeril Lagasse, chef and restaurateur In It’s Always Freezer Season, Ashley Christensen and Kaitlyn Goalen reveal how the freezer can easily become the single most important tool in your kitchen. By turning your freezer into a fully provisioned pantry stocked with an array of homemade staples, you’ll save time and energy. Even on a tight schedule you can now put together delicious, complex dishes such as Cornbread Panzanella with Watermelon, Cucumber, and Za’atar Vinaigrette; Potato Pierogi; Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast with Preserved Lemon–Garlic Butter; Braised Short Ribs with Cauliflower Fonduta; and Provençal Onion Tart (Pissaladière) with Tomato-Olive Relish. Christensen and Goalen also share fully prepared make-ahead dishes for every meal of the day to keep in your freezer, like Pistachio Croissant French Toast with Orange Blossom Soft Cream, Chicken and Kale Tortilla Soup, Pimento Mac and Cheese Custard, and Deviled Crab Rigatoni, plus snacks, sweets, and drinks ready to be enjoyed at a moment’s notice. With innovative recipes, helpful technical information, and tips on stocking your new “pantry,” this book will allow you to make more delicious meals with a lot less effort.
Lick Your Plate is a must-have cookbook with 160 recipes that satisfy the needs of all home cooks: fast, fresh, foolproof and family-friendly. Not to mention it's like having two hilarious best friends in the kitchen with you. Got a full plate? Really, who doesn't? Lick Your Plate is here to help by rescuing you from cooking conundrums and mealtime mayhem. With 160 original, doable and delicious recipes, you'll never again be vexed by the age-old question, "What's for dinner?" From your best friends in the kitchen, sisters you can count on for laughs and support every step (and stir) of the way, Julie and Lisa dish up quick and easy-to-follow recipes designed for the home cook. With attention given to seasonal ingredients, serving up hearty-yet healthy fare, time restraints and cooking for a crowd, Lick Your Plate is an indispensable cooking resource. With ten chapters that take you from appetizers through desserts (including a wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee brunch section), you'll be inspired by mouthwatering visuals, funny anecdotes and drool-worthy descriptions of every recipe. From the first lip-smacking bite to the last tasty crumb, Lick Your Plate will help you serve up easy, crowd-pleasing meals to all your friends and family.
Magic Words: A Dictionary is a oneofakind resource for armchair linguists, popculture enthusiasts, Pagans, Wiccans, magicians, and trivia nuts alike. Brimming with the most intriguing magic words and phrases from around the world and illustrated throughout with magical symbols and icons, Magic Words is a dictionary like no other. More than sevenhundred essay style entries describe the origins of magical words as well as historical and popular variations and fascinating trivia. With sources ranging from ancient Medieval alchemists to modern stage magicians, necromancers, and wizards of legend to miracle workers throughout time, Magic Words is a must have for any scholar of magic, language, history, and culture.
‘With this book, Nandita serves up her repertoire through easy-to-follow and source recipes that will certainly add much-needed oomph to your tables and lifestyles.’ – chef Manu Chandra Cooking healthy meals can be creative, easy and downright fun! In The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian, Dr Nandita Iyer, trained nutritionist and self-taught celebrity chef, provides a fantastic combination of myth-busting nutritional advice and simple, fuss-free vegetarian recipes using everyday ingredients from the Indian kitchen. In over 100 delectable recipes spread across four sections, she guides you through interesting ways of preparing the same old vegetables and fruits, while upping the protein content of your diet, and ensuring you get your daily dose of energy-filled grains and brain-stimulating fats. This book comes complete with: • The low-down on the nutritional values of everyday superfoods and advice on how to incorporate them into your diet; • Diabetic-friendly meals, as well as vegan and gluten-free recipes; • Daily meal plans featuring interesting combinations that balance your nutritional intake; • Tips on growing your own foods in your garden, terrace or balcony. Illustrated with gorgeous photographs of the food you’re about to prepare, this book will undoubtedly inspire you to opt for a healthier way of life.
115 recipes--wholesome new creations and celebrated favorites from the blog--from the husband and wife team behind Two Peas & Their Pod TWO PEAS & THEIR POD celebrates a family, friends, and community-oriented lifestyle that has huge and growing appeal. Maria the genuine, fun, relaxed mom next door who's got the secret sauce: that special knack for effortlessly creating tantalizing and wholesome (and budget-friendly) meals with ease. From a Loaded Nacho Bar bash for 200 guests to quick-and-easy healthy weeknight dinners like never-fail favorites like One-Skillet Sausage Pasta or Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps (always followed by a fab dessert!), Maria shares her best lifestyle tips and home cook smarts. An essential resource for parents looking to update their healthy, inexpensive, time-saving, kid friendly meal roster; aspiring home cooks who want to eat-in delicious food more than they eat out; as well as anyone looking to share their love of food and the giving spirit with their neighbors, TWO PEAS & THEIR POD will help readers bring home that (achievable!) slice of Americana, where families come together to enjoy fresh and nutritious meals and there's always a batch of still-warm cookies waiting on the counter.
Cape Mediterranean – the way we love to eat is a celebration of exceptional local Mediterranean-style produce and Mediterranean-inspired recipes within a contemporary South African foodscape, set in the natural Mediterranean climate of the Western Cape.