Recommended Reads Books
Breakfast: The Cookbook
Start the day with the definitive cookbook of authentic home-cooking breakfast dishes from around the world!
Breakfast is the most important - and comforting - time of day for billions of people everywhere. Here, for the first time, a collection of hundreds of home-cooking recipes celebrates morning meals as they're prepared in kitchens across the globe. Each recipe is accessible and straightforward, with notes offering cultural context and culinary insight. Whether it's sweet or not, classic or regional, it's here: Egyptian Ful Medames (stewed fava beans); Mexican Chilaquiles; Chinese Pineapple Buns; American Scones; Scottish Morning Rolls; and so much more.
The Healthy Breakfast Cookbook
Start the day off right with tasty, healthy breakfasts! Whether you are single or feeding a family of five, preparing a balanced breakfast isn't always a luxury you may have. Fortunately, The Healthy Breakfast Cookbook will equip you with tools and recipes to make a healthy, delicious breakfast - with time left to eat it too.
Filled with delicious recipes like Sweet Potato Breakfast Biscuits and Protein-Packed Banana Pancakes, this cookbook offers something for every type of morning eater - and every type of schedule. You'll find a range of nutritionally balanced breakfasts, whether you're planning ahead or scrambling to throw something together (and even a few recipes for more indulgent weekend mornings). This book - and all of its recipes, tips, and tricks - is dedicated to making the morning ritual as easy and delicious as possible!
Breakfast Love contains more than 160 bowls for healthy, speedy breakfast ideas that will set you up for the day. Breakfast Love will make you fall in love with this often over-looked meal, and energize you to create a beautiful bowl of breakfast salad before you start the day. Each bowl is made up of a base of grains, two seasonal fruit and vegetables, some protein, a delicious dressing, yogurt or milk, and an optional topping. There are sweet and savory ideas, and basic recipes to make your own granola, muesli, and dairy-free nut 'yogurt'. Every recipe is categorized as vegan, vegetarian, raw, carnivore, or omnivore so that you can cater to your own dietary preference. With a stunning photo of every recipe, this is a feast for the eyes and fantastically inspiring.
The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook
Lisa Steele, fifth-generation chicken keeper and founder of the popular blog Fresh Eggs Daily, knows a thing or two about eggs. And she's ready to show you just how easy and delicious it can be to make eggs a staple of every meal.
First, Lisa will tell you everything you don't know about eggs - such as what the different labels on grocery store egg cartons mean - and bust some common egg myths. From there, she provides you with foundational techniques for cooking with eggs, including steaming, grilling, baking, and frying. And finally, Lisa shares her go-to recipes for everything from breakfast staples, like eggs Benedict and a classic French trifold "omelette," to breads, sandwiches, beverages, snacks, soups, salads, pasta, cakes, pies, and condiments. You'll encounter a wide variety of both sweet and savory dishes with Lisa's unique twists.
The Brain Health Kitchen
Scientific studies show that the choices we make today about what we eat help determine our mental health as we age. In The Brain Health Kitchen, Dr. Annie Fenn gives readers a guide to preserving cognitive ability through food, with 100 recipes to promote mental acuity.
Fenn, a doctor turned chef, has organized the book into 10 chapters representing the most neuroprotective foods: berries, leafy greens, nuts and seeds, beans and lentils, whole grains, cruciferous vegetables, and more. This cookbook includes recipes for every meal of the day - from Caramelized Apple and Quinoa Pancakes for breakfast to Glazed Citrus, Almond, and Olive Oil Cake for dessert. And because cooking for your brain health is not about restricting or dieting, anyone can embrace this way of eating, whether they’re vegan or vegetarian, pescatarian, a meat lover, or gluten intolerant. Backed by scientific research and a true love for food, Fenn teaches readers to eat for brain health today, so that the mind stays sharp for tomorrow.
Half Baked Harvest Every Day
The millions of fans of the Half Baked Harvest blog and bestselling books have fallen in love with Tieghan Gerard’s recipes for their wholesome decadence, unfussy approach, and smart twists on comforting favorites. Written and photographed in the stunning mountains of Colorado, inspired by her big, unique family, and focused on what you’ll want to eat day-in-day-out, Half Baked Harvest Every Day delivers more than 120 all-new recipes that will feed your body and soul.
In this collection, there are plenty of plant-forward favorites, like Chipotle Cheddar Corn Chowder and Spinach and Pesto–Stuffed Butternut Squash. Tieghan also shares flavor-packed family go-tos, like Pizza Pasta with Pepperoni Bread Crumbs, Crispy Carnitas Taquitos, and Spicy Pretzel Chicken Fingers with Hot Honey. And to keep a smile on everyone’s face, you’ll find luscious desserts, like Chocolate Olive Oil Cake and a Lemon Tart with Vanilla Sugar, made with a focus on wholesome, minimally processed ingredients.
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, snack time, dinner, or dessert... this book has tried-and-true recipes that will make you feel good about sharing them at your table.
The Honeysuckle Cookbook
The Honeysuckle Cookbook is stuffed with exciting ideas for easy, approachable, Asian-influenced cooking at home. With 100 recipes, from the breakfast favorites that consistently rate the highest in views on the author's popular YouTube channel (like her Overnight Oats, 6 Ways) to original twists on one-pan and pressure-cooker meals, this book is for those of us who want feel-good meals made healthy, delicious, and quick.
Dzung's recipes take the familiar and turns it ever-so-slightly on its head: Marinara sauce gets extra umami with the addition of fish sauce, while mac and cheese becomes more than an out-of-the-box staple when made fresh with kimchi. Lattes get an extra kick from bold Vietnamese coffee and sweet, floral lavender, and quinoa pilaf is mixed with a creamy curry-miso dressing. Dzung also teaches readers how to stretch groceries so they spend a little less money, how to plan meals seasonally, and how to match main courses with sides so plates look impressive and taste great. With quick snack ideas, recipe hacks, foolproof instructions, and genius tips for pretty presentation, The Honeysuckle Cookbook will be the friendly hand busy young cooks need to hold in the kitchen.
Fix-It and Forget-It Healthy 5-Ingredient Cookbook
Putting a wholesome meal on the table every night can be exhausting - and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be! Fix-It and Forget-It Healthy 5-Ingredient Cookbook is chock full of slow cooker recipes that are guaranteed to need only a handful of easy-to-find ingredients and to be quick to fix, healthy for you and your family, and delicious!
Sounds pretty good, right? Wait until you see the recipes. Selected from some of the best home cooks across the country, these are a few of the family-friendly meals you’ll be serving up in no time: Southwestern Chili, Honey Balsamic Chicken, Fresh Veggie Lasagna, Butternut Squash Soup, Spinach Frittata, Nectarine Almond Crisp, and more!
The Healthnut Cookbook
In The HealthNut Cookbook, each recipe is made with a combination of plant-based and meat options with easy substitutions for vegan and gluten-free diets. Nearly all of the recipes can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, and the 4-week meal prep guide provides readers with a roadmap for sustaining healthy, time-saving cooking habits. Taking readers through breakfast, nourishing drinks and snacks, salads, plates and bowls, sweets, and HealthNut staples including a wide range of Condiments and Sauces, Herbs and Spices, Nuts and Seeds, Goncalves offers everything any reader may need to incorporate healthy, enjoyable meals into their day-to-day lives.
Recipes include: Jalapeno Pumpkin Waffles, Curry Mushroom Spinach Omelet, Blueberry Basil Smoothie, Everyday Nut and Seed Loaf, Grilled Vegetable Salad with Chimichurri, Salmon Burgers with Pineapple Salsa, Spiralized Zucchini Nests with Poached Eggs, Roasted Poblano and Mushroom Fajitas, Bananas foster Caramelized Crepes, Key Lime Pie in a Jar, and more.
Half the Sugar, All the Love
Today our kids consume at least three times the recommended daily allowance of sugar. And it’s not just because they are drinking too many sodas. Added sugar lurks everywhere in our food - in yogurts and bottled salad dressings, in jarred tomato sauce and oatmeal packets, and on and on. And it’s a real problem - excess sugar can lead to a variety of health issues, including cavities, of course, but also type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and fatty liver disease.
Here to help concerned parents is a family cookbook that addresses the problem with reduced-sugar versions of kids' favorite foods, including dessert. Functioning like a cross between Eat This, Not That and Deceptively Delicious, Half the Sugar, All the Love is an eye-opening education, an action plan, and a cookbook all in one.
American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, Second Edition
Now fully illustrated throughout with 30 to 40 new photographs, revised to meet current AHA guidelines, and refreshed with recipes like Chicken Pho, Pad Thai, Sweet Potato Chili, and Beef Vindaloo to satisfy today's palate, this comprehensive cookbook offers information on the health benefits of slow cooking and how a slow cooker can help you eat well.
From breakfast dishes to desserts and everything in between, the 230 recipes in American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook will surprise you with their variety and depth of flavor. The slow cooker, America's favorite kitchen appliance, has become increasingly versatile and sophisticated, and here's how it can support a heart-smart diet. Under the spell of its low heat, lean meats, whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits transform into succulent meals. This cookbook takes advantage of the ease for which the slow cooker is beloved and optimizes the nutrient density and flavors in these delicious, nutritious meals.
Smitten Kitchen Keepers
Deb Perelman is the author of two best-selling cookbooks; one of the internet's most successful food bloggers; the creator of a homegrown brand with more than a million Instagram followers; and the self-taught cook with the tiny kitchen who obsessively tests her recipes to make sure that no bowls are wasted and that the results are always worth the effort.
Here, in her third book, Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files, Perelman gives us 100 recipes (including a few favorites from her site) that aim to make shopping easier, preparation more practical and enjoyable, and food more reliably delicious for the home cook.
The Chickpea Flour Cookbook
Say hello to the gluten-free flour of your dreams. Exceptionally high in protein, fiber, and iron, and gluten-free, grain-free, and low-glycemic, chickpea flour is the total package. The Chickpea Flour Cookbook is your go-to resource for using this tremendously versatile and nutritious pantry staple. Chickpea flour also known as garbanzo bean flour, besan, and gram flour is simply dried chickpeas ground into a fine flour ready to be incorporated into any number of savory and sweet recipes.
This cookbook has over 80 delicious, healthy, easy-to-make recipes to power every meal of the day, including: Loaded Southwestern Chickpea Omelet (egg-free), Pumpkin Spice Waffles, Brown Sugar Banana Bread, Chickpea Tortilla Wraps, Carrot-Sesame Crackers, Sweet Chile-Garlic Crisps, Chickpea Pasta, Baked Coconut-Chickpea Onion Rings, Pumpkin-Sage Gnocchi, Smoky Backyard BBQ Burgers, Skillet Pizza, Sweet Potato Falafel, Double Chocolate Cake, Molasses Spice Cookies, Brown-Butter Blondies, and much, much more.
The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook
Making delicious meals doesn't have to be complicated, time-consuming, or expensive. You can create satisfying dishes using just four ingredients, or even less! In this new and revised edition of the bestselling 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook, author Nancy Hughes has added more than 25 new recipes that can be made in a snap! With more than 175 quick, easy-to-prepare recipes, this one-of-a-kind cookbook now has recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between.
Make the most of your time and money. Home cooks will be amazed at how much can be prepared with just a few simple ingredients.
Skinnytaste Meal Prep
Whether you’re looking to lose weight or just eat a little healthier, meal prepping and cooking in advance helps you stay on track with your diet, saves time on busy weeknights, and is great for your budget. Skinnytaste Meal Prep delivers more than 120 healthy, diverse recipes that turn simple, easy-to-find ingredients into flavor-packed meals and snacks you'll have ready at your fingertips for the week ahead and beyond.
Gina utilizes a number of brilliant time-saving strategies, including recipes to prep ahead so they can go straight from the freezer (your kitchen’s secret weapon!) to the Instant Pot®, slow cooker, or oven to finish cooking, along with dishes that are completely made ahead and easily reheated. With these flexible techniques, you'll have meals on-hand months in advance, ready whenever the need arises, with no further shopping or cooking required.