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THE LOW-FODMAP SOLUTION

FODMAPs – Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols – are all carbohydrates that are poorly digested in the intestine, which in turn causes IBS. In The Low-FODMOP Solution, Cinzia Cuneo provides a diet plan that’s low in FODMAPs. The book presents the theory and provides the understanding of why the diet works as well as how you adopt the lifestyle. It also provides 125 delicious recipes and 4 weeks of meal plans that will help you ease into the diet with support and understanding.

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THE TURMERIC COOKBOOK

One of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients, turmeric is a powerful medicine that has long been used in Chinese and Indian medicine as an agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including digestion problems, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, toothache, bruises, chest pain and colic. Turmeric becomes more active either when cooked or combined with other specific ingredients. All the physical benefits, how to use turmeric and 50 delicious recipes are included in this stunning and healthy compilation, The Turmeric Cookbook.

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AQUAFABULOUS!

Aquafaba literally means bean water — the water that’s drained off neutral-colored beans like chickpeas, white beans and cannellini beans. Vegans have had limited choices when it came to baked goods because existing substitutes did not have the binding and leavening properties of eggs. Aquafaba is the perfect substitute that’s blown open the world of vegan baking and for anyone who has an allergy to dairy and eggs. Find all your breakfast and brunch favorites in Aquafabulous! – from omelettes, French Toast and pancakes to scones and crepes.

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ROSÉ ALL DAY

In Rosé All Day, wine writer Katherine Cole takes us on an entertaining survey of the history of the wine. She explains in detail how rosé is created and then tells us where to find the good stuff. Readers journey from the sunny vineyards of southern France to the idyllic hillsides of Italy and beyond. Organized by region, each chapter includes an overview of the general characteristics of the area’s wine, profiles of exciting producers and tasting notes, along with specific recommendations for wines to taste. With atmospheric descriptions, advice on wines to buy, food pairing suggestions and pretty-in-pink illustrations, this colorful, spirited, essential resource will thrill any wine lover.

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SUGARDETOX.ME

Overcome your sugar cravings, lose weight, and get your health back on track! With more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, menus, and gorgeous color photographs, SugarDetox.Me is on a mission to help readers shake their addiction to the sweet stuff. It not only arms you with scientific knowledge about the harmful effects of sugar, it offers an achievable strategy for detoxing safely and effectively—including 10 Meal Maps that explain how to create multiple meals, maximize each ingredient, minimize waste, and save money. There’s no scrimping on flavor, though. Each recipe delivers healthy, delicious food.

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JUNK BEAUTIFUL: FURNITURE REFRESHED

Re-using and re-inventing vintage castoffs as home furnishings takes center stage in today’s home decor, as these one-of-a-kind treasures create uniquely personal spaces. In Junk Beautiful: Furniture Re(Freshed), Sue Whitney, heralded as the Queen of Junk and founder of the wildly successful Junkmarket Style community, provides inspiration for reimagining and refashioning furniture and accessory pieces. Each of the 30 projects is presented with clear, concise step-by-step text and photographs, requires little to no skill and can be easily completed in a weekend or less.


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