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published cookbooks and guides.
Tea Time – by Francis Amalfi
Tea comes from plants with many beneficial qualities for one’s health and spirit. In fact, the cultural aspect of regular green tea consumption by the Chinese has been associated with the population’s overall long life-span.
Tea is much healthier for your body than coffee and with a positively stimulating or relaxing effect. Depending on length of boiling time—the vitamins and flavonoids in this infusion are not only healthy, but they also help in fighting free radicals. Tea has also been known to promote creativity, harmony, and internal balance.
This beautifully illustrated book is a complete guide to this Oriental liquid treasure, which millions of Westerners also enjoy. In addition to valuable advice about its preparation, this guide includes:
• The history of tea and its main varieties
• A complete guide for tea gourmets
• Its curative and rejuvenating properties
• The Japanese tea ceremony, step by step
• The tea oracle: how to read the leaves
• Over 60 recipes, including sangria tea, fajitas with tofu macerated in green tea, and many more!
Baking With Whole Grains– By Valerie Baer
Valerie Baer has developed recipes that turn into unforgettable baked wonders. Not only are her recipes the work of genius, but her ability to explain how any one of us can make these delicious breads and desserts ourselves is unbelievably brilliant.
Valerie and her husband grow their very own soft-grain wheat that she uses in her baking. She grinds the wheat by hand when she’s ready to begin making her delicious masterpieces. She began inviting friends into her own kitchen when they kept begging her to show them how she turned out such featherweight dinner rolls, tender pizza crusts, and tangy-sweet crisps and cobblers—always using the most natural whole grains nature can provide.
Valerie’s recipes include:
German Raw Apple Cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Oatmeal Date Bars
Pumpkin Spice Waffles
Cranberry Apple Crumb Pie
Lemon Sponge Pie
And many more!
Baking with Whole Grains includes more than 110 recipes and full-color photos of Valerie in her wheat field, grinding grain, and baking in her home kitchen, as well as photos of her irresistible breads and sweets.
Vegan Desserts: Sumptuous Sweets for Every Season
-by Hannah Kaminsky
Who knew vegan baked goods could be so delicious? Vegan Desserts-by Hannah Kaminsky offers alternatives to sweets that are usually filled with butter, eggs, and other animal products. This book offers more than 100 simple but scrumptious recipes with an emphasis on fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. It is sure to please your palette with this wide variety of delicious and nutritious goodies. Kaminsky insists that fresh, local produce—at the peak of ripeness—offers incomparable flavors that cannot be replicated with any amount of sugar, salt, or any baking extracts. As a result, her creative recipes will appeal to both the health-conscious bakers (all recipes are low in cholesterol and many feature natural sweeteners and whole grains) and allow those of us with a sweet tooth to give in to our temptations without guilt.
From Luscious Lemon Mousse and Roasted Apricot Ice Cream to Black Velvet Cupcakes and Almond Chocolate Blossoms, readers will find exciting new healthy ways to enjoy a sweet treat as well as 100 percent vegan versions of old favorites. Clear, precise directions guide readers through every step, and a mouthwatering photo of the delectable dessert accompanies each recipe. Golden Saffron Pound Cake, No-Bake Pumpkin Creme Brulee, Black Pearl Truffles, Chai Poached Pears, Apricot Frangipan Tart—this cookbook has something for everyone who has enjoys a delightful delicacy.
The Healthy Matcha Cookbook– by Miryam Quinn Doblas
In The Healthy Matcha Cookbook, popular food blogger and registered dietitian Miryam Quinn Doblas explores the various ways matcha powder—a main component of green tea—can be incorporated into everyday recipes to boost your immune system the provide your body with what it needs to keep you healthy.
The health benefits of matcha powder are largely due to its strong concentration of catechins. Catechins along with other compounds found in green tea can lower the risk of stroke, heart disease, anxiety, several cancers, and can even boost metabolism. There are fifty recipes in total throughout this cookbook all of which are easy to prepare and feature fresh, high-quality ingredients that aim to incorporate matcha powder into the diet.
This cookbook will take each reader on a healthy cooking journey with nutritious recipes such as:
quinoa burgers with matcha habanero mayo
energizing fruit and vegetable smoothies
green tea gnocchi
matcha and maple baked chickpeas
coconut green tea ice cream
and many more!
If you want to feel better, have more energy, and decrease the amount of toxins in your body, The Healthy Matcha Cookbook is a great resource that will help you restore and strengthen your mental and physical health. This is a beautiful guide that offers home cooks of all levels the chance to transform meals into satisfying, wholesome, healthy food using one of the world’s most popular superfoods.