Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Books read Aug 1

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes Cookbook: Easy, Fast, Healthy and Delicious Recipes by Emma Watson
I have one of these and always looking for new foods to try in it. Intro tells about the benefits and ease of using the instant pot.
Each recipe has a title, short summary of the dish and a color photo. Read and prep times and how long to cook and servings.
List of ingredients and you should be able to use some healthier choices for your dietary needs.  Directions follow and gives you what else to serve it with.
Nutritional information has the servings size, calories, fat calories, total fat, sat. fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbs, dietary fiber, sugars and protein.
Has sections for soups, garnishes, vegetables, salads, pork recipes, beef, chicken, along with rices,

Healthy Recipes for Picky Eaters: Create Tasty Meals Your Kids Will Love to Eat by Martha Stephenson
Thought I might find some good healthy foods for us adults also and i have.
Each recipe has a color photo and summary of the dish.
Prep and servings are included along with ingredients.
Anytime it calls for a canned product I would substitute with fresh. Also has directions on how to make.No nutritional information but you should be able to substitute for your dietary needs.
Trying out chicken nuggets tonight, think the part about putting it in the fridge might be the secret.
I did not make as many as the recipe called for as it's only the two of us.
Very easy to modify the recipe-leave things out put spices in, etc.
Also comes with free sign up to a newsletter which will in turn give you other cookbooks. There are recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like cranberry muffins for breakfast and it also uses healthy oils. Think I will be trying these next.
Chicken turnovers look appealing and I know I can use my healthier products. Fish sticks look good too.

The Breakfast Cookbook: Breakfast Recipes from the Comfort Food Cook Book (Comfort Food Cookbooks 1)  by June Harold
This book contains a lot of family recipes where the author is not concerned about the nutrition or photos of the items made.
There are no photos and no nutritional information.
Each recipe incldues a summary of the dish, sometimes who made it and what country it originated from. Sometimes servings are mentioned.
Ingredient list at times in the same recipe starts out in metric then goes to US measurements. Also detailed instructions in how to make and bake.
16 recipes in total for comfort foods.

Candle Making: For Beginners! – Easy Step-By-Step Guide To Making Beautiful, Scented And Non-Toxic Homemade Candles! by Sharon Bell
I remember when I was younger and helping my mother pick the bayberries in our yard so she could put scent in the candles she made. She had books that taught her how to do the different candles but I wasn't paying close attention.
She'd make them in metal casts and also in sand. Those I liked the best as it contained shells from our local shores.
This book starts out with introduction and comparing them to todays candles.
Gives a list of things you will need to make your own and the basics of doing that.  Has photos along the way. History of candle making takes up another chapter.
Candle types has it's own chapter along with others on material and equipment.
I like this book because it so informative, good for beginner as well as one who's been making them a long time.
Like this guide a lot. Excellent resource guide.

Best Backyard BBQ Recipes from Around the World: 100 Quick and Easy Grilling Recipes by Sarah Spencer 
Each recipes has a title and a short summary. Servings and list of ingredients and directions on how to make. For the most part the ingredients are healthy and you might be able to use your substitutions for your dietary needs.
Has charts on internal temperature of port, chicken and beefs along with tips for cooking. Lots of tips along with food safety.
There are no pictures and no nutritional information. Enjoy seeing how other countries use the BBQ grill. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
Favorite would be classic grilled vegetable skewers which we just had yesterday but with different veges.

15 Slow Cooker Valentine Recipes by Jean Pardue
Each recipe includes a list of ingredients and directions on how to make. There are no sservings, no nutrtional information and no pictures.
Some of the dishes are basically putting things from cans together.

Easy Breakfast Recipes by Jackie Swansen
Each recipe starts with a title, prep cook and ready in time along with servings.
List of ingredient and mostly healthy and there are directions on how to make. There are no pictures and no nutritional information.
Breakfast bars look appealing to want to try but you will have to first find out what soft boil stage is so you don't ruin the recipe.
Lots of categories to choose from some not typical breakfast dishes.

Muffin Recipes by Jackie Swansen
Looked through this and didn't find anything I'd want to try.
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This book is broken up into vegetarian, baby, unusual and meaty and fruity muffins.
Each recipes starts with a title, prep, cook, ready in time and servings.
List of ingredients and how to make them. For the most part the ingredients are healthy and you should have no problem substituting for your dietary needs.
There are no pictures and there is no nutritional information.

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