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BACK TO BASICS: TRADITIONAL KITCHEN WISDOM

Andrea Chesman
Hardcover

Price: $24.95

There's something to be said for simpler times, when our way of life seemed more wholesome ... when our food was grown with fewer pesticides and growth hormones ... when we tended kitchen gardens, kep…

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There's something to be said for simpler times, when our way of life seemed more wholesome ... when our food was grown with fewer pesticides and growth hormones ... when we tended kitchen gardens, kept a flock of chickens and "put up" beans, pears and pickles. So it's easy to see why people across the nation are returning to their roots — and root cellars — and embracing a return to the basics.

With Traditional Kitchen Wisdom you, too, can enjoy the rewards of being more self-reliant by ...

  • Growing your own fruits and vegetables in a space as small as a windowsill
  • Turning fresh fruit into jams and jellies
  • Learning safe canning and freezing methods
  • Drying foods and creating your own herbs and spices
  • Making homemade wine, beer and naturally flavored vodka
  • Raising chickens and honeybees, making your own cheese and more!

Start your own family traditions with Traditional Kitchen Wisdom, and rediscover the pleasure of returning to a greener, healthier and more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, MOTHER EARTH NEWS is recommending books to readers. For 40 years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been North America’s “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

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ROSE ELLIOT'S NEW COMPLETE VEGETARIAN

Rose Elliot
Hardcover

Price: $30.00

As more and more people forgo meat, vegetarian cookbooks are the ones “bringing home the bacon.” Now, the definitive collection from the “queen of vegetarian cooking” is available again in an excitin…

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As more and more people forgo meat, vegetarian cookbooks are the ones “bringing home the bacon.” Now, the definitive collection from the “queen of vegetarian cooking” is available again in an exciting new edition. The original version of Rose Elliot's Complete Vegetarian Cookbook sold more than 60,000 copies, and this fully updated and beautifully illustrated volume reflects the wide-reaching changes in vegetarian cooking. Complete with 1,000 mouthwatering dishes, this revamped vegetarian bible is a must-have in the kitchen. From Artichoke Soup and Sweetcorn Salad to Pasta Puttanesca and Strawberry Tartlets, these recipes are simple, delicious, healthful and satisfying.

Rose Elliot, one of the world's foremost vegetarian cookbook authors, has written more than 60 vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, with sales of about three and a half million books worldwide. Some of her most popular titles include Simply Delicious, The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook, Rose Elliot's Mother, Baby and Toddler Book, Rose Elliot Vegetarian Supercook, Vegan Feasts and Sumptuous Suppers. Elliot writes a popular vegetarian column in the Guardian weekend magazine, as well as a regular column, “Rose Elliot's Veggie Bites,” in the UK's only vegetarian monthly magazine, Cook Vegetarian! In 1999, Elliot received the MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) from the Queen for her services to vegetarian cooking.

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS, 3RD EDITION


Paperback

Price: $6.99

Mother Earth NewsGuide To Living on Less, 3rd Edition

Are you looking for simple ideas to save money? The Mother Earth NewsGuide to Living on Less, 3rd Edition has dozens of ideas to help …

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Mother Earth News Guide To Living on Less, 3rd Edition

Are you looking for simple ideas to save money? The Mother Earth News Guide to Living on Less, 3rd Edition has dozens of ideas to help you save money on food, housing and energy, while also living a greener life.

The articles featured are fun and will help you save a few dollars. Some tips and advice included in these articles include:

  • Cut Your Food Bills in Half
  • Backyard Chicken Basics
  • Adding Insulation Can Save You Money!
  • Brew Your Own Beer
  • Start Your Own Tool-Sharing Program
  • And more!
This great, money-saving guide will teach you how to keep a family cow and have delicious milk, cream, cheese and more! You'll find everything you need to know from buying and caring for a dairy cow to enjoying and saving money on delicious dairy products.

You'll also find articles on building a passive solar water heater, homegrown medicine, building a sturdy clothesline, home energy improvements and more!

Get ready, it’s time to start living on less and loving it!

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ARTISANAL GLUTEN-FREE COOKING

Kelli Bronski & Peter Bronski
Paperback

Price: $21.95

Home-cooked gluten-free cooking goes artisanal and global (yet accessible, and unfailingly delicious) with these 250-plus recipes. Written by an enterprising husband-and-wife team (he’s a professional…

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Home-cooked gluten-free cooking goes artisanal and global (yet accessible, and unfailingly delicious) with these 250-plus recipes. Written by an enterprising husband-and-wife team (he’s a professional writer, diagnosed in 2007 with celiac; she’s a devoted, passionate home cook and professionally trained chef), this book include 70-plus recipes made with their own proprietary, intensively tested gluten-free flour mix.

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CLEAN START

Terry Walters
Herbal Supplements

Price: $25.00

Terry Walters' first book, Clean Food, caused a sensation and fueled a nationwide movement about nourishment and clean food that's been embraced all the way to the White House. Cooks, foodies, and any…

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Terry Walters' first book, Clean Food, caused a sensation and fueled a nationwide movement about nourishment and clean food that's been embraced all the way to the White House. Cooks, foodies, and anyone in search of a healthy and sustainable approach to eating and living well embraced her philosophy: eat minimally processed foods for maximum nutrition. Clean Food taught us the benefits of eating locally grown, seasonal, and fresh. And now, Clean Start makes it even easier for everyone-from the kitchen novice to the seasoned chef-to eat clean. Clean Start features 100 exciting new recipes for the foods we all need more of, featuring Terry's signature quick, easy, and delicious preparations. Clean Start inspires you to take the next step…no matter where you're starting.

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EAT YOUR VEGETABLES

Arthur Potts Dawson
Hardcover

Price: $29.99

Eat Your Vegetables presents a mix of classics, basics, fast food and show-off dishes that make the most of what's in season. Whether you receive organic food box deliveries, go to farmer's markets or…

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Eat Your Vegetables presents a mix of classics, basics, fast food and show-off dishes that make the most of what's in season. Whether you receive organic food box deliveries, go to farmer's markets or raid what's on special offer at the supermarket, you'll be able to eat more vegetables, every day. You’ll learn to know your vegetables and what to eat when. This book has everything covered, including potato and cucumber salad and bruschetta, three ways to gratin dauphinois and hot samphire salad … all arranged by vegetable in an easy-to-use format.

Want to read more? Preview this book: Eat More Vegetables: Delicious Vegetarian Recipes.

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CLEAN EATING FOR BUSY FAMILIES

Michelle Dudash
Paperback

Price: $19.99

All moms know what a struggle it can be to get dinner on the table night after night. You want to prepare healthy meals for your family, but picky eaters, busy schedules and way-too-long cooking times…

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All moms know what a struggle it can be to get dinner on the table night after night. You want to prepare healthy meals for your family, but picky eaters, busy schedules and way-too-long cooking times always seem to stand in your way.

Clean Eating for Busy Families takes the challenge out of putting delicious food on the family table on a nightly basis. Author and registered dietitian Michelle Dudash provides a clear plan for dinner success, with streamlined weekly grocery lists, simple-yet-delicious recipes, and practical tips for healthy family eating. You'll find it a cinch to trade in that uninspired takeout for wholesome meals that don't just put your tummy to ease, but your mind too.

The meals are quick: From easy sautés and casseroles, to slow cooker meals, to pan-less grilling, all the recipes you'll find inside list both mode and length of cooking time, so there's no time wasted trying to figure out a time plan or what works best for your schedule. Plus, most recipes can be prepared in 30 minutes or less!

The meals are clean: The ever-growing "clean food" movement, which focuses on a healthy, whole foods-based approach to eating, lies at the foundation of this book, so you can be sure you're feeding your family the very best. From wholesome ingredient lists to nutritional analysis on every recipe, you can feel confident that every meal you prepare is both nutrient-rich and calorie-conscious.

The meals are green: Featuring eco-friendly tips, along with information on how to go green while shopping and cooking, you'll find it a cinch to keep your family and the planet happy. You'll also find the peak season noted on every recipe, as well as substitutions for ingredients that are out of season, so you can adapt according to what works best for you.

And most importantly … the meals are delicious! From Orange Peel Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry With Brown Rice to Baja Fish Tacos With Pico de Gallo and Summer Berry Slump With Vanilla Greek Yogurt, this is delicious home cooking to be savored night after night … without any of the hassle. Get started creating new and exciting dishes for your family today!

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THIS ORGANIC LIFE

Joan Dye Gussow
Paperback

Price: $6.14

CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $19.95 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Funny, poignant and wise, Mother Earth News contributing editor Joan Gussow blends theory, practicalit…

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CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $19.95 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Funny, poignant and wise, Mother Earth News contributing editor Joan Gussow blends theory, practicality and friendly candor to show that we can eat a rich, full diet of locally grown, organic foods year-round. As seen in the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog.

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MORE FOOD FROM SMALL SPACES

Margaret Park
Paperback

Price: $17.95

Food: We can't live without it, yet its costs are rising and consuming more of the family budget. In addition, health concerns about the use of pesticides, genetically modified foods, and potential so…

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Food: We can't live without it, yet its costs are rising and consuming more of the family budget. In addition, health concerns about the use of pesticides, genetically modified foods, and potential soil mineral depletion in the food supply inspire more people to want to grow their own vegetables. Many of them live in cities with only small yard spaces.

This book presents new methods devised and tested by author Margaret Park to maximize food production from a small yard. By tightly spacing plants in deep, fertile soil, training plants vertically, and harvesting year-round -- with the help of the inexpensive, portable greenhouse one can build from this book -- a great proportion of a family's vegetable needs can be grown at home -- even in the space it takes to park a car.

Park has devised and tested a great growing system. Even if people have more space, it doesn't make sense to use more space. Gardeners won't necessarily produce more vegetables, but more space does mean more area to cultivate, weed and water, and less space for other backyard uses. Soil fertility is more important than additional space. The system of composting introduced in the book requires an Effective Microorganisms (EM) medium (mostly wheat bran inoculated with beneficial microorganisms) and two buckets, one for collecting kitchen waste and one for further fermentation. The microorganisms not only feed the plants, they also clean up the soil.

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BALANCED RAW

Tina Leigh
Paperback

Price: $21.99

A growing number of health practitioners (as well as restaurants and celebrities such as Sting, Madonna and Beyoncé) are espousing raw food or "living food" diets as a way to stave off disease, boost …

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A growing number of health practitioners (as well as restaurants and celebrities such as Sting, Madonna and Beyoncé) are espousing raw food or "living food" diets as a way to stave off disease, boost energy and lose weight. However, 100% raw diets are difficult to sustain and have come under fire recently for not being nutritionally optimal. Balanced Raw eschews the all-or-nothing approach of other books and contains a 4-phase, 30-day plan for making the raw food lifestyle livable for life. Start your balanced raw lifestyle today!

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