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Book Reviews Mar 2013


THINNER THIS YEAR

Thinner This Year: A Diet and Exercise Program for Living Strong, Fit and Sexy is the follow-up program to the New York Times bestseller Younger Next Year. This new book uses the crucial combination of diet and exercise. Authors Chris Crowley and Jen Sacheck, Ph.D., are candid about this journey. It’s not going to be easy, but for those who follow the program and make key lifestyles changes, the book guarantees they will feel amazing, live longer, and live better. There are menus for two weeks’ worth of suggested meals as well as snack ideas and healthy recipes to set readers on the right track.

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BLISS HAPPENS

Hollywood’s favorite “blissologist” Kym Douglas is revealing her insider’s guide to having it all in her new book Bliss Happens: The Six-Week Plan to a Happier, Prettier, Thinner and Richer Life. Bliss Happens will arm readers with useful tips and inspiring tools to reinvent themselves, their lives, and uncover their overall BLISS (Beauty, Living, Inexpensive, Simplicity and Solutions). The book is a simple, step-by-step daily guide to help you look gorgeous, feel fantastic, and fall in love with your life.

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100 GRILLING RECIPES YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

In 100 Grilling Recipes You Can’t Live Without, grilling experts Cheryl and Bill Jamison dish out their best barbecue advice, along with 100 tried-and-true recipes. Natives of the Southwest, the Jamisons have been dubbed “the king and queen of grilling” by Bon Appétit. Along with 100 original recipes, the volume is peppered with anecdotes, cooking tips, and even bits of barbecue history. Five packed chapters concentrate on inventive ways to prepare meats and fish. Southwestern dishes are spotlighted as well as a section on appetizers and vegetable dishes.

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ROSEMARY GLADSTAR’S MEDICINAL HERBS: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

Ideal for those embarking on an organic lifestyle or seeking to take better control of their health, Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide documents how to grow, harvest, prepare and use 33 of the most common and versatile healing plants. Easy-to-follow recipes produce such remedies as an aloe lotion for poison ivy, to lavender-lemon balm tea for stress relief. There are full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions for drying, preserving and incorporating the herbs in teas, salves, syrups, liniments and even pills and capsules.

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200 BEST CANNED FISH & SEAFOOD RECIPES

Susan Sampson’s book, 200 Best Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes, includes traditional and updated recipes, new creations and canned twists on classic fish dishes. The recipes feature canned seafood that can be found in any supermarket including tuna, crab, salmon, sardines, cod, mackerel and anchovies. The key to cooking with canned seafood is that it has to be treated as a different species from fresh fish — its flavors and textures are different. Sampson has also included interesting product, historical, consumer and nutritional information.

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DESIGNERS AT HOME

Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living by Ronda Rice Carman presents the personal living spaces of today’s design leaders including Ashley Hicks, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Jan Showers, Rose Tarlow and Bunny Williams. The dwellings range from chic apartments and luxurious estates to charming country homes. Each page is filled with inspiring home design, ideas for entertaining, and great imagery.


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