Books Reviews September 2015
DAILY VEGAN DELIGHT
The recipes in Vegan Everyday feature tempting dishes that are bold, innovative, fresh and delicious. They reflect Chef Doug McNish’s expertise and complex palate, yet he has made sure they are easy so that anyone who enjoys food – whether vegan or not – will find them a breeze to prepare and a delight to eat. The 500 recipes are varied, and most use the ingredients typically found in a vegan pantry. They will take you through every occasion and every meal of the day. There is something for everyone in search of vegan options: novice cooks, busy families and even college students.
In When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters, Joan Ford encourages that you no longer have to fear your leaning tower of unfinished projects. This comprehensive troubleshooting guide covers every quilting emergency and is perfect for first-time quilters, skilled quilters and anyone else who needs help when a quilting project has stalled. This book can assist you through your UFO’s (unfinished objects) with helpful, clear instruction. Ford’s funny, can-do, practical, problem-solving approach is all the guidance you will need to resolve complicated setbacks.
DON’T BE NEEDLED
The Knitting Answer Book is the classic guide hundreds of thousands of knitters have reached for every time they have a question or get stuck in the middle of a project. Now, best-selling author Margaret Radcliffe updates her must-have reference with new material, including a dozen new cast ons and bind offs; instruction on knitting backwards; advice about the new needles that are available and when to use them; tips for measuring gauge on tricky fabrics; how to make smooth stripes when knitting in the round, and more!
The Apple Cookbook, by Olwen Woodier, offers 125 freshly picked, apple-centric recipes for every taste. This edition features recipes from sweet to savory and from simple to show-stopping, with gluten-free options as well. Recipe chapters are broken down by meal: breakfasts and breads; drinks and snacks; salads and sides; meals; desserts; and preserving. Using Woodier’s apple recommendations with each recipe or the handy Meet the Apples chart in the back, home cooks can capture the taste of a fresh September apple harvest all year round. Enjoy recipes such as Apple Doughnuts; Apple Eggnog; Farro with Mushroom, Onion and Apple; Curried Ham with Apples; and more.
We all aspire to health and happiness, but where to start? In The Herbal Goddess, master herbalist and yoga instructor Amy Jirsa brings herbal medicine and other natural approaches to personal health together in an accessible, appealing way, giving even absolute beginners the confidence to manifest wellness in their lives. More than just a reference guide, this beginner’s book teaches readers how to take control of their own health using 12 tried-and-true, easy-to-find herbs. Jirsa explains how each typically affects the mind, body and spirit, and then encourages readers to work in depth with each herb to become familiar with its potential.
For more than 30 years, Bob’s Red Mill has been committed to providing the very best in gluten-free flours, cereals, baking mixes and grains, ensuring the integrity of their products. In the Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook, Camilla Saulsbury, an award-winning recipe developer and best-selling author, has created 281 recipes that showcase the health benefits of a gluten-free diet with recipes that are delicious and creative. These recipes can be enjoyed from breakfast to dinner and in between. The majority of the grains featured in this collection have been consumed, and heralded, in different cultures around the world for thousands of years.