Synopses & Reviews
Berries are outrageously delicious, convenient, and a potent health food that can help alleviate conditions as wide-ranging as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer. Now, berries of all kinds, in a host of forms (dried, freeze-dried, frozen, and fresh), have found a place among mainstream foodies and home cooks who want an easy, tasty way to add fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and healing phytonutrients to their diets. Here, youandrsquo;ll find a complete guide to these powerfruits, with information on buying and storage, an overview of their nutritional benefits, 75 tempting recipes for andldquo;berryandrdquo; delicious smoothies, appetizers, snacks, and meals, as well as beauty goods, and sidebars with interesting facts and trivia.
For people trying to lose weight and enhance well-being, it's a little miracle: chia, a tiny seed that the Aztecs used for centuries as a super food, provides a complete source of dietary protein with more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon and more fiberand#8212;but fewer carbsand#8212;than rice, grains, and corn. In fact, chia is a gluten-free natural appetite suppressant that helps regenerate muscle, sustain energy, and balance blood sugar. This definitive work covers the history and benefits of chia, and features a comprehensive daily strategy for weight loss, plus delicious recipes!
and#160;Five super seedsand#8212;covered in one super volume! Chia, hemp, flax, quinoa, and amaranth are tiny powerhouses that deliver whopping amounts of protein, essential fatty acids, and great taste in every serving. Perfect for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets, they each get to take a star turn in these 75 mouthwatering recipes. Convenient and versatile, the seeds work wonderfully in everything from muffins and breads to salads, soups, and desserts. Super Seeds is a must-have for anyone interested in eating healthily . . . and deliciously.and#160;
Perfect for dishes both savory and sweet, coconut is deliciousandmdash;and even better, itand#39;s a nutritional powerhouse, with health benefits that range from preventing dehydration to stabilizing blood sugar to increasing immunity. Find out how to choose, use, and store every bit of the coconutandmdash;the meat, the water, the oilandmdash;along with more than 75 recipes that include coolers, smoothies, hot and cold cereals, baked goods (muffins, breads, bars), chilis, soups, stews, lunch bowls (like Mexicali Quinoa Pilaf), salads, sandwiches, snacks, spreads, dips, dinners, desserts, and so much more. Informative sidebars provide interesting facts and background.
Berries are outrageously delicious and convenient, and help alleviate a wide range of conditions, from heart disease and arthritis to diabetes and cancer. Stephanie Pedersen, author of many of the books in Sterlingandrsquo;s popular Superfood Series, has created a complete guide to these powerfruits, with information on buying and storage, an overview of their nutritional benefits, and 75 andldquo;berryandrdquo; delicious recipes for smoothies, appetizers, snacks, and meals.
About the Author
Kim Lutz is a Chicago-based author and founder of Welcoming Kitchen (welcomingkitchen.com), a Top 25 Food Allergy Mom Blog and Top 25 Vegetarian/Vegan Mom Blog. She is a contributor to the influential website VegNews.com and coauthor of The Everything Organic Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book and The Everything Guide to Cooking for Children with Autism (both Adams Media). Lutz has been featured in the Chicago Sun-Times, Mothering magazine, and Chicago Parent, among other media. Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Vegan Recipes, published by Sterling, received a Silver Nautilus Award in 2012 and has received glowing reviews from Library Journal, VegNews, Living Without, and Vegetarian Journal.