Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jan 21 books read

Children's book: Flying - be yourself (Kids book 4-8, early readers adventure book for kids & bedtime stories
Illustrated colorful children's book about a seagull and how he notices others are flying in a straight line.
When he had a break he'd fly in circles but he's afraid others won't like what he's doing.
 He was happy when he flew the way he wanted to, not what others wanted him to always do.
As long as you don't hurt others you should be able to fly the way you want to. Other books by the author are highlighted at the end.

The Art of Perfect Bread Baking 2012 by June Kessler
Always looking for recipes and we enjoy baking bread in our machine. Don't have much luck doing the bread by hand.
This book explains the step by step process, the why's and what's. Like how the recipes contain American and metric measurements.
Not many pictures and no nutritional information.  My favorite would be the one that you can use for many purposes: bread and for rolls.
Best part of this book for me is at the very end: problem solving and troubleshooting why the bread is not rising or you can't roll it out, etc. Very useful tips!
Author's other works is highlighted at the end.

52 Delicious & Healthy SUPERFOOD Breakfasts Under 300 Calories - Simple, Quick & No-Bake!
At the beginning it talks of what makes up a healthy diet and after having gone to a nutritionist the information here is on target.
Besides the nutritional information there are also pictures and each is a well rounded meal, although some are in liquid form.
I found the recipes look very impressive and I'm just an old fashioned person and don't need the eye candy. After looking through all the recipes I do not think
these would be easy and quick to make. Felt as if I'd have to get up an extra 30 minutes early to prepare the meals, cutting up ingredients, etc. Loved the beginning where it does list all the superfoods.

THE HEALING FOODS - Heal Your Body & Lose Weight with Delicious, Earth-friendly, Healthy Food by Joey Avniel
I received a sample of 3 recipes in this book. They appear to be very healthy and easy and quick to make.
This book also goes right along with the vegan cookbook I had read and reviewed previously.
The email that came along with the sample talks of a study about digestion and how it really does make sense.

Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Lifestyle of Healthy Foods by Stacey Michaels
Always enjoy looking through a cookbook, you might just find something new to make.
Like how the book starts out with categories of food and explains what is included and what you should be eating. This is not only a book about food, there are many other aspects of the diet. Water and wine and exercise.
Many studies are quoted and referenced to prove the lifestyle of the Mediterranean is the best way to go to avoid other health ailments.
Common list of herbs, spices and other Mediterranean terms are explained. At a quick glance you can find a breakfast that is low in calories but high in a certain vitamin. Some recipes come with a picture, all contain ingredient list and nutritional information.
Especially liked what else we can try with our fish meals.

Wheat Fast Low Carb CookBook for Weight Loss: Top 49 Wheat Free Beginners Recipes, Who Want to Lose Belly Fat Without Dieting and Prevent Diabetes
Just wanted to read and review this book for my pleasure. I am not on a diet-we just watch closely what we are eating and we are not diabetic.
Studies quoted on what wheat is and does to your body.
Some recipes have a picture and all contain nutritional information.
Helpful tips after each recipe.  Authors other works are highlighted at the end.

Love and Snuggles: Three Valentine's Day Illustrated Tales for the Very Young
Three Valentines stories for young children.
A Very Good Day by June Carryl
Teddy woke and is excited about Lilly coming to play with him. He gets busy thinking of what they will do while he plays.
She is too sick to go over but he knows of how he can cheer her up.
The Happiest Snowman by Betty Palatin
A snowman is outside just standing there. The birds fly by and notice he is not very happy. The birds get their friends together
and try to make the snowman a happy one.
Animal Hugs by Rachel Kapitan
Illustrated colorful children's book showing a few animals and why they would be happy to be hugged.
A free ebook Sylvia the Sheep can also be gotten from the link inside this book.


Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar: How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut Oil To Lose Weight, Prevent Allergies, And Boost Your Immune System
Why you should be using coconut oil and the myths surrounding it. There are also recipes included using it.
Never realized all the health benefits for coconut oil. Really like what the book is telling us not only about coconut oil but apple cider vinegar also and our health issues.
Thyroid problems is a big one for me and we do use vinegar and it's such a natural way rather than pills and going to doctors all the time.

Much Ado About Puffins by A.J. Cosmo
Children's illustrated book about the life of puffins.
The puffins live on an island and daily things get washed up on shore and the birds have contests to see who's gotten the best items.
This is a story about plastic an how it's tossed away where birds can harm themselves. Also a book about recycling properly. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Slow Cooker Sensations by PJ Group Publishing
Quick to make slow cooker recipes as they sometimes use envelopes of spices and herbs for flavoring rather than the real vegetables.
Like the categories of chicken, pork and other meats and the desserts which I've yet to try.
Lots of helpful tips on how to use a slow cooker at the very beginning.
No pictures, no nutritional information. Melted brownie pudding sounds so rich but the ingredients appear to be something we can eat.

When I grow up, I want to be a ..' community helper: Fireman Fred
This book would be every young boy or girl's dream come true.
Children's illustrated very colorful book about the life of a fireman.
Concentrates on the boy or girl being a hero by being a fireman. Clothing is shown and explained why they wear it all.
Fred also needs to practice exercising to stay strong for when he is called.

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes For Busy Moms (Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes)  by Rachel Ryan
Always looking into new recipes to add to our collection.
This book starts out with the basic things you need to get going making the meals.
Love the idea of the stock and how to make and use it in recipes.
Great categories, pictures for all recipes and most important the nutritional information is included.
The spices are quite exotic and special attention is paid to fresh herbs and spices and vegetables.
Bread pudding with the addition of apples sounds real appealing to me for breakfast or a dessert.

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