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  • Processing Your Food (Ethics of Food)

    Processing Your Food (Ethics of Food)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   John Bliss
    Format:   Library Binding
    Publisher:   Heinemann-Raintree (2011, Aug 1st).
    Pages:   56

    Where does it go and what is it used for once it has been farmed, raised, or caught? Covers slaughter and processing of meat, food additives and preservatives, GM food, outbreaks from tainted food, etc. more

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  • Cooking With Quinoa: the Supergrain

    Cooking With Quinoa: the Supergrain

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rena Patten
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   New Holland Australia (2011, Nov 10th).
    Pages:   192

    Quinoa-pronounced keen-wah-is a grain, but not just any grain. It is considered to be almost a complete food. It is very high in protein, full of vitamins, gluten- and wheat-free, cholesterol-free and usually organic. And it is simply delicious.An ancient plant native to the Andes mountains, quinoa is known to have been a staple food of the Incas. Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain. The quality of this protein has been likened by the World Health Organization as being closest to milk. Quinoa is also a very good source of manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, copper, zinc, vitamins E and B6, riboflavin, niacin and thiamine. It has more calcium than cow's milk, is an excellent antioxidant, is rich in dietary fibre and has more iron than any grain. more

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  • Going Vegan: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch

    Going Vegan: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dana Meachen Rau
    Format:   Library Binding
    Publisher:   Compass Point Books (2012, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   64

    Vegan food is good for you and for the planet. But if you're thinking of revolutionizing your diet, you need to get the facts first. Learn about the benefits and challenges of a diet that does not include meat or animal products such as eggs and dairy. Helpful tips, delicious vegan recipes, and how tos will make the switch so much easier. Want to change the world? Now you can, one plate at a time. more

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  • The Dukan Diet Cookbook: The Essential Companion to the Dukan Diet

    The Dukan Diet Cookbook: The Essential Companion to the Dukan Diet

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dr. Pierre Dukan
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Crown Archetype; 1 edition (2012, Mar 27th).
    Pages:   368

    As millions of Dukan Dieters around the world know, delicious food and permanent weight loss can go hand in hand.  Now comes the Dukan Diet Cookbook—already an international bestseller— the must-have resource for making the Dukan Diet successful and delicious.Introduced in the phenomenal bestseller The Dukan Diet, Dr. Dukan’s four-step plan rejects counting calories and instead harnesses the power of pure protein, empowering you to achieve your “True Weight” and keep the pounds off forever.  The Dukan Diet Cookbook is filled with over 350 simple, French-inspired recipes for the two most challenging phases of the diet—the protein-only Attack phase and the protein-and-vegetable Cruise phase.  From Crispy Chicken Wings and Ham Soufflé to Turkey Meatballs with Rosemary and Mint, Mussels Provençal and Curried Turnip Soup to Flourless Chocolate Cake and a scrumptious Vanilla Cookie—plus all-new recipes for Shirataki noodles—the recipes in this book prove you don’t have to sacrifice great taste and satisfaction in order to lose weight. more

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  • The Story of Corn (Wonder Readers)

    The Story of Corn (Wonder Readers)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mary Lindeen
    Format:   Library Binding
    Publisher:   Capstone Press (2011, Dec 1st).
    Pages:   16

    Find out how Native Americans introduced European settlers to corn and how it has become an important crop to people and animals around the world as you read The Story of Corn. more

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  • A Halloween Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids (First Facts: First Cookbooks)

    A Halloween Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids (First Facts: First Cookbooks)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sarah L. Schuette
    Format:   Library Binding
    Publisher:   Capstone Press (2012, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   24

    Hungry for some ghoulishly good Halloween treats? You wont need ghostly help to conjure up these snacks. In just a few simple steps, you can make Jack-o-Lantern Juice, Crunchy Spiders, and much more. So get on your broomstick, and get in the kitchen! Snack time will never be the same. more

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  • Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner

    Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Giada De Laurentiis
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Clarkson Potter (2012, Mar 27th).
    Pages:   240

    Giada De Laurentiis is one of America’s most-loved culinary stars, adored for her Food Network hit shows and her New York Times bestselling cookbooks alike, both of which feature her fresh, flavorful Italian recipes. For the first time, Giada tackles weeknight cooking, sharing her favorite tips and go-to dishes—all in her vibrant signature style—to get a delicious meal on the table in a flash.  After a full day, Giada, like most parents, wants nothing more than to sit down for a home-cooked dinner with her husband, Todd, and their daughter, Jade. Weeknights with Giada rises to the challenge, delivering soups, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, and meat and fish dishes that come together quickly as stand-alone main courses—most in half an hour or less: Rustic Vegetable and Polenta Soup, a hearty soul-warming one-pot dish, cooks in under twenty minutes; Lemony White Bean, Tuna, and Arugula Salad is a great meal that’s quickly assembled from pantry and fridge essentials; Spicy Linguini with Clams and Mussels is a fifteen-minute-or-less spectacular pasta; and you can’t beat Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Pepper and Caper Salsa, which are also ready in just fifteen minutes. more

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  • The 17 Day Diet Cookbook: 80 All New Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss

    The 17 Day Diet Cookbook: 80 All New Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dr. Mike Moreno
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Free Press; 1 edition (2012, Apr 3rd).
    Pages:   272

    The 17 Day Diet offers a lifetime plan for shedding pounds fast in a safe and lasting way. With a diverse list of foods recommended in every phase, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mike Moreno offers a delicious and effective way to get healthy. The program is structured around four 17 day cycles:  Accelerate—the rapid weight loss portion, which helps flush sugar and fat storage from your system Activate—the metabolic restart portion, with alternating low and high calorie days to help shed body fat Achieve—the phase that involves learning to control portions and introducing new fitness routines Arrive—a combination of the first three cycles to keep good habits up for good. On weekends, enjoy your favorite foods! Each cycle changes your calorie count and the food that you’re eating. more

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  • My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home

    My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jim Lahey
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Clarkson Potter (2012, Mar 20th).
    Pages:   192

    Make homemade pizza that exceeds your wildest expectations—yet couldn’t be simpler—with Jim Lahey’s groundbreaking no-knead dough and inventive toppings. The secret to incredible pizza is a superb crust—one that is crisp yet chewy, and slightly charred around the edges. Jim Lahey, the baking genius behind New York City’s celebrated Sullivan Street Bakery and Co. pizza restaurant, has developed a brilliant recipe that requires no kneading and produces an irresistible crust in any home oven—gas or electric—in fewer than five minutes. My Pizza shares this revolutionary technique and the creative pies that put Co. on the map, as well as recipes for salads, soups, and desserts to make a meal complete. more

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