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  • The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus

    The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Bryant Terry
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Da Capo Lifelong Books (2012, Jan 24th).
    Pages:   240

    From the author of Vegan Soul Kitchen: ingredients that inspire, unique recipes, and menus for everyday feasts. Marking his 10-year anniversary working to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system, Bryant Terry offers more than just a collection of recipes. In the spirit of jazz jam sessions and hip hop ciphers, The Inspired Vegan presents a collage of food, storytelling, music, and art. Bryant shares his favorite preparation / cooking techniques and simple recipes—basics to help strengthen your foundation for home cooking and equip you with tools for culinary improvisation and kitchen creativity. He also invites you to his table to enjoy seasonal menus inspired by family memories, social movements, unsung radical heroes, and visions for the future. more

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  • Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges

    Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Deepak Chopra
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Harmony (2012, Apr 3rd).
    Pages:   304

    Life is full of challenges, both big and small. Spirituality is here to offer solutions. Over the course of his career as physician, teacher, and bestselling author, Deepak Chopra has received thousands of questions from people facing every kind of challenge. They have asked how to lead more fulfilling lives, how to overcome relationship problems and personal obstacles. What’s the best way to deal with a passive-aggressive friend? Can a stagnant career be jump-started? In a world full of distractions and stress, how does one find time for meditation? Hidden among all of these questions are answers waiting to be uncovered. In this groundbreaking book, Chopra shows you how to expand your awareness, which is the key to the confusion and conflict we all face. more

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  • The Sewing Machine Classroom: Learn the Ins & Outs of Your Machine

    The Sewing Machine Classroom: Learn the Ins & Outs of Your Machine

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Charlene Phillips
    Format:   Hardcover-spiral
    Publisher:   Krause Publications (2011, Nov 30th).
    Pages:   160

    Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine!Join author Charlene Phillips as you learn all about your new best friend—your sewing machine! From fabric to feet to finished product, you’ll be guided through techniques for mastering your machine and using it to perform basic to advanced stitching tasks. Whether you’ve been sewing for years or just gotten the itch, you’ll find invaluable information inside for using your sewing machine to its maximum potential.Learn how to:Troubleshoot machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks and tension troublesPerform basic maintenance on your machine to keep it running smoothlyChoose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projectsRecognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired resultsRefine everyday tasks from installing zippers to sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hemsCreate beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks, cutwork, puffing and entredeux to enhance any sewn project or garmentAn indispensable reference book to keep next to your machine, inside you’ll find quick answers to all your sewing problems. more

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  • The Acid Reflux Solution: A Cookbook and Lifestyle Guide for Healing Heartburn Naturally

    The Acid Reflux Solution: A Cookbook and Lifestyle Guide for Healing Heartburn Naturally

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Susan Wyler MPH RD
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Ten Speed Press; 1 edition (2012, Mar 27th).
    Pages:   224


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  • Little House in the Suburbs: Backyard farming and home skills for self-sufficient living

    Little House in the Suburbs: Backyard farming and home skills for self-sufficient living

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Deanna Caswell
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Betterway Home (2012, Feb 13th).
    Pages:   256

    Self-Sufficiency in the Suburbs!Gardens, goats and chickens in the suburbs? Absolutely!The easy-to-follow advice in this book will show you everything you need to know to enjoy an abundant, independent life on food and products grown in your own back yard. You may feel like you have superpowers the first time you prepare a meal using only ingredients you grew in your garden. And is there anything you can't do after you lather up with a bar of soap that you made in your own home? This book is full of recipes and tips that will help you discover the joy of self-sufficiency. Do'’t worry; suburban gardening doesn't mean you have to rip up your yard, or risk being ostracized by neighbors or your municipality or homeowners association.Inside you'll find:Gardening instructions for any-size yard and any skill levelA complete overview of keeping chickens, mini-goats and bees in the suburbsMore than 40 food recipes featuring ingredients from your garden or animalsCanning techniquesRecipes for natural deodorant, toothpaste, lip balm and other beauty productsStep-by-step soapmaking instructions and soap recipesNatural cleaning recipes for kitchens, bathrooms, surfaces and laundryGift basket ideasCommunity-building ideas including babysitting co-ops, meal swaps, and barter systemsAdvice on how to keep the peace with family, neighbors, and officials if your self-sufficient plans meet resistance . more

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  • Soup of the Day (Williams-Sonoma): 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year

    Soup of the Day (Williams-Sonoma): 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erin Kunkel
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Weldon Owen (2012, Jan 31st).
    Pages:   304

    ENDLESSLY VERSATILE, soup is perfect for any season and every occasion. What better way to capture the essence of spring than by simmering freshly shelled peas and fava beans in a fragrant broth accented by bracing mint and refreshing lemon zest? In summer, a cool gazpacho made by whirling perfectly ripe tomatoes, juicy cucumbers, and vibrant red peppers is fitting for a hot and humid day—no pot necessary! When the air turns brisk, soup nourishes and satisfies like no other dish. In autumn, white beans mingle with sturdy greens in satisfying, peasant-style pots, and starchy squashes and root vegetables blend into silky purÉes. Winter brings even more soul-warming fare, such as chilis and stews featuring sausages and other hearty meats and thick vegetable soups scented with woodsy herbs. more

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  • The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service Excellence: The Handbook For Becoming the "Nordstrom" of Your Industry

    The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service Excellence: The Handbook For Becoming the "Nordstrom" of Your Industry

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Robert Spector
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Wiley; 2 edition (2012, Mar 27th).
    Pages:   240

    The Nordstrom Way shows the direct link between empowering your employees and creating a long-term relationship with your customers. More businesses should follow Nordstrom's example.—Howard Schultz, Chairman, Starbucks CoffeeVirtually every company wants to be the Nordstrom of their industry. Nordstrom is one of only five companies to make Fortune's "best companies to work for" and "most admired" list every year the surveys have been taken. Despite its position in the hard-hit retail sector, Nordstrom, with 193 stores in 28 states, never experienced a quarterly loss during the recent economic downturn. The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service, Second Edition explains what every business can learn from the world's most famous customer-service-driven company. more

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  • Eclipse: The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever

    Eclipse: The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nicholas Clee
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Overlook Hardcover (2012, Mar 29th).
    Pages:   352

    A chestnut with a white blaze is scorching across the turf towards the finishing post. His four rivals are so far behind him that, in racing terms, they are "nowhere." Watching Eclipse is the man who wants to buy him. An adventurer and rogue who has made his money through gambling, Dennis O'Kelly is also companion to the madam of a notorious London brothel. While O'Kelly is destined to remain an outcast to the racing establishment, his horse will go on to become the undisputed, undefeated champion of his sport. Eclipse's male-line descendants include Secretariat, Barbaro, and all but three of the Kentucky Derby winners of the past fifty years. more

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  • How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

    How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Chad Orzel
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Basic Books (2012, Feb 28th).
    Pages:   336

    They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity?Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible introduction to Einstein’s physics. Through armchair—and sometimes passenger-seat—conversations with Emmy about the relative speeds of dog and cat motion or the logistics of squirrel-chasing, Orzel translates complex Einsteinian ideas—the slowing of time for a moving observer, the shrinking of moving objects, the effects of gravity on light and time, black holes, the Big Bang, and of course, E=mc2—into examples simple enough for a dog to understand. A lively romp through one of the great theories of modern physics, How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about space, time, and anything else you might have slept through in high school physics class. more

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  • Food Network Magazine 1,000 Easy Recipes: Super Fun Food for Every Day

    Food Network Magazine 1,000 Easy Recipes: Super Fun Food for Every Day

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Food Network Magazine
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Hyperion (2012, Mar 20th).
    Pages:   416

    You'll never be stumped for meal ideas again with this massive collection from Food Network Magazine, America's best-selling food magazine. This family-friendly cookbook is packed with more than 1,000 recipes, including: 294 appetizers and snacks 156 breakfasts 287 main dishes 192 salads and sides 232 drinks and desserts Inspired by the pages of the magazine, this book is all about fun, easy cooking: Each recipe is short and simple--just a single paragraph!--and every page is filled with great photos and tips. Step up old favorites in no time: Try taco burgers at your next cookout, or make Buffalo chicken nachos for a party. Find dozens of new pastas and salads for quick weeknight dinners, or treat your family to a big stack of lemon-berry pancakes. more

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